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Prescott says sex offender registries may increase recidivism by making offender re-assimilation impossible

Frey says rising numbers of younger minority voters mean Republicans must focus on fiscal not social issues

Work by Garces and Mickey-Pabello cited in NYT piece on lack of black physicians

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Elizabeth Bruch wins Robert Merton Prize for paper in analytic sociology

Elizabeth Bruch wins ASA award for paper in mathematical sociology

Spring 2015 PSC newletter available now

Formal demography workshop and conference at UC Berkeley, August 17-21

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Findings by Patrick, Schulenberg, O'Malley, Johnston et al. cited in Fox News piece

a PSC In The News reference, 2013

"Teen binge drinking -- the real American pastime?" - Fox News. 10/25/2013.

This opinion piece responds to a paper published in JAMA Pediatrics on extreme binge drinking among teens, written by Megan Patrick, John Schulenberg, Meghan Martz, Jennifer Maggs, Patrick O'Malley, and Lloyd Johnston. The paper reports that while teen drinking declined 2005-2011, extreme binge drinking has increased. This piece focuses on the demographics of binge drinking, which is higher among whites, boys, and rural residents.

See report

Researchers:

John E. Schulenberg
Patrick M. O'Malley
Lloyd Johnston

More Media Coverage:

Christian Science Monitor. Teen drinking: Overall it's down, but binge drinking is getting more extreme. 9/18/2013.

NBC News. Extreme binge drinking among high school seniors holding steady. 9/16/2013.

Reuters. 'Extreme' binge drinking common among teens. 9/16/2013.

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