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Adolescence

Melissa R. Herman.

in Sociology

P ublished online April 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 13786 words.

The sociology of adolescence focuses on biological, social, economic, and psychological development of youth during the period between childhood and adulthood. In this period, typical youth...

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African Americans

Alford A. Young, Jr..

in Sociology

P ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 7641 words.

African Americans have been the focus of wide-ranging studies in sociology for more than a century. Research on this group has been central to the formation of the sociological subfields of...

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African Societies

Linda Semu.

in Sociology

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 9466 words.

African societies are complex and diverse, requiring an interdisciplinary approach to evaluate and understand the continent’s economic, political, social, and cultural institutions and...

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Agent-Based Modeling

Edmund Chattoe-Brown.

in Sociology

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 6909 words.

Agent-Based Modeling is a research method that represents theories of social behavior as computer programs of a particular kind, rather than narratives (as ethnography does) or equations...

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Aging

Peter Uhlenberg.

in Sociology

P ublished online July 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Sociology; Comparative and Historical Sociology; Economic Sociology; Gender and Sexuality; Health, Illness, and Medicine; Population and Demography; Race and Ethnicity; Social Movements and Social Change; Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility; Social Theory. 10173 words.

Although the sociology of aging focuses primarily on the later years of life, it is grounded in an understanding that aging of individuals is a lifelong process of growing up and growing...

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American Exceptionalism in Community Supervision

Edward E. Rhine and Faye S. Taxman.

in American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 16763 words.

This chapter explores whether the concept of American exceptionalism applies to the discourse and conduct of community supervision in its main variant—probation—when comparing the United...

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American Exceptionalism in Comparative Perspective

Tapio Lappi-Seppälä.

in American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 23080 words.

This chapter examines American penal exceptionalism in a wider cross-national perspective than previous studies and disaggregates the US data so that the experiences of individual states...

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American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

Edited by Kevin R. Reitz.

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Social Theory; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 560 pages.

The idea of American exceptionalism has made frequent appearances in discussions of criminal justice policies—as it has in many other areas—to help portray or explain problems that are...

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American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment: Broadly Defined

Kevin R. Reitz.

in American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 18419 words.

This introductory chapter is a primer on American exceptionalism in crime and punishment (AECP). In the mid- and late twentieth century, the United States diverged markedly from other...

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American Exceptionalism in Crime, Punishment, and Disadvantage

Nicola Lacey and David Soskice.

in American Exceptionalism in Crime and Punishment

December 2017; p ublished online December 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social Theory; Comparative and Historical Sociology. 20161 words.

This chapter sets a particular thesis focused on the institutional structure of the American political system within the context of a broader literature in the comparative political economy...

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