In The News: Department of Sociology
Far-right extremists are increasingly using more sophisticated methods to recruit new members.
For the past 14 months, Madam Dena has sat on a sprawling, abandoned ranch outside Las Vegas, overseeing an empty empire of themed bungalows, hotel rooms, and tennis courts.
Thirteen months of social distancing and masks, and it’s no wonder people are having less sex.
On February 2, 2021, Austrian authorities arrested a 36-years-old musician and rapper known as “Mr. Bond” for promoting neo-Nazism and inciting violence. Inspired by attacks against Jews and Muslims in the United States and New Zealand, Mr. Bond has released a song that praised the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter, the Poway synagogue shooter and the Christchurch mosques’ shooter and called to follow them.
Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The suspect, according to police, appeared to blame his actions on a “sex addiction."
Seven of the eight people killed were women; six were of Asian descent. The suspect, according to police, appeared to blame his actions on a “sex addiction.”
Mark Hall-Patton faces the camera, ready to reveal nuggets of wisdom about the colorful historical events that once took place in Las Vegas and Clark County.
Social scientists ask Biden administration to embrace sex worker rights. In an open letter to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, a group of more than 250 researchers and scientists are calling for changes to the way that this country treats sex work and those engaged in it. Most prominently, the letter—which comes in conjunction with International Sex Worker Rights Day, March 3—says that sex work ought to be decriminalized.
Wednesday was International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. A group of scientists who research sex work marked the occasion by asking the Biden administration to decriminalize it as part of its criminal justice reform.
In commemoration of today's International Sex Workers Rights Day, a group of 250 researchers and scientists worldwide have issued a campaign, citing empirical evidence, calling on President Biden and Vice-President Harris to support the decriminalization of sex work as part of their broader efforts toward criminal justice reform.
A couple of months ago, I kept seeing the same burnt-orange avatar popping up on my TikTok feed, overlaid with black text that was almost too tiny to read. But if you squinted, you could see what it said: “Cancel P*rn.”
Following summer protests calling for reforms to policing, the newly launched Nevada chapter of the Fines and Fees Justice Center along with UNLV sociology students began probing local data on traffic tickets to see who is most likely to receive citations.