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Feb 12, 2024

Studying the Impact of U.S. Penal System ‘Pay-to-Stay’ Policies

Until now, little research has been done on the impact these policies have on incarcerated people, their families, and their communities. 

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Aug 22, 2023

Police Involvement May Hamstring Overdose Outreach Efforts

The study raises concerns that law enforcement’s involvement in post-overdose outreach efforts may undermine their effectiveness. 

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Sep 29, 2022

Study Finds Law Enforcement Is Hampering Harm Reduction Programs in N.C.

The study finds law enforcement is not uniformly recognizing legal protections for people who make use of harm reduction programs. 

Nov 17, 2016

Parents and Parenting Influence Childhood Cognition – But Public Policy Can Help

In a study of factors that influence childhood cognition in the United States and Great Britain, researchers find that the role of parents is more important than far-reaching public policies – but that public policies can make a difference. 

Mar 6, 2012

Graduate Students Honor Schulman

NC State's Sociology Graduate Student Association presented Dr. Michael Schulman with its Lifetime Mentorship Award for 30 years of work with graduate students in sociology and anthropology. 

Jan 19, 2011

Atkinson Wins Teaching Award

Dr. Maxine Atkinson, head of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, has won the American Sociology Association’s 2011 Distinguished Contributions to Teaching Award. 

Apr 15, 2010

Memorial for Curran April 16

A campus memorial service for Debra Curran, undergraduate coordinator in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will be held Friday, April 16. 

Apr 1, 2010

Skeleton Crew

The renovated Park Shops give faculty and students new, improved laboratory space for research in forensics and anthropology. 

Jul 1, 2009

Ross Named Smithsonian Collaborator

Dr. Ann Ross, associate professor of sociology and anthropology, has been named a research collaborator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.