Helping Professional’s Perceptions of Male Victimization in Prisons

By Chelsea Clark Between the years of 1980 and 2015, the number of Americans incarcerated increased from 500,000 to over 2.2 million. Of those 2.2 million, 93.2% are males.  In addition, around 5% of men disclose being victimized while incarcerated. Take a look at this clip Based on the social construction of masculinity, men are…

History of Psychedelics in Western Culture

Undoubtedly, figureheads, such as, Timothy Leary, Aldous Huxley, and Ken Kesey, in the psychedelic movement had huge cultural impact during the 1960’s and beyond. From the anti-establishment to the radically spiritual views, ideologies proposed during the 1960’s revolutionized popular culture.

Does prison visitation reduce recidivism?

By Joonbeom Bae Introduction In 2014, the United States held approximately 1,561,500 prisoners in state and federal correctional facilities. Compared to 2013, the number of the prisoners has decreased to around 15,400 prisoners. It means that numerous people had been released into society. Naturally, one of the prison’s characteristics is retaliation against what the criminals…

What Sociology Can Tell Us About Intellectual Disabilities

By Robert Matchett Defining Intellectual Disability: Intellectual Disability (ID) is a new diagnostic term that is being used in the DSM-V, to replace the older terminology of Mental Retardation (MR). According to The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), Intellectual Disability is defined as “a disability characterized by significant limitations in both intellectual functioning…

Domestic Violence: Men as the Victims

By Chelsea Ann Clark  Every day, there are 20 people per minute in the United States who are becoming victims of physical domestic violence. That’s 1,200 people an hour and 28,800 people a day. By definition domestic violence entails many other areas such as: physical, sexual, stalking, psychological or financial abuse. So what would the…