Category: Sociology & Criminal Justice

Sociologist Encourages Scientists to Examine the Social Factors that Influence Women’s Desire

Sociologist Encourages Scientists to Examine the Social Factors that Influence Women’s Desire

SIUE Sociology professor Alyson K. Spurgas acknowledges the importance of experimental psychology research on sexual dysfunction in women.
Sociology professor Alyson Spurgas hopes to publish a book on her research by 2018. (photo courtesy of Spurgas)
However, she would like to challenge researchers to dig deeper for more complex explanations for women’s desire troubles. Contemporary research and […]

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

One drop event trickles down knowledge of water conservation to SIUE students

One drop event trickles down knowledge of water conservation to SIUE students

Sociology professor Connie Frey-Spurlock said the idea behind one drop water conservation fair was to raise awareness about sustainability, and one form of educating others about this was to let people know they use water in less obvious ways.
Connie Frey-Spurlock's Soc 590 class organized a one drop conservation fair in March. Frey-Spurlock said green jobs […]

Finkelstein focuses in on broad significance of employment relations

Finkelstein focuses in on broad significance of employment relations

Marv Finkelstein, sociology professor, is interested in ways the field can be applied to create change and solve problems—specifically in employment relations.
“At the workplace exists the employment organization as a whole and my main emphasis is on labor management relations,” Finkelstein said.  “It is important that when labor and management work together cooperatively they are […]

Students learn disaster preparation, management and response in new course

Students learn disaster preparation, management and response in new course

As extreme weather becomes more common, populations must be able to prepare for hazards caused by the weather or other natural disasters.
Students from the Social Work Department's Disaster Preparedness class discuss a topic in Peck Hall on Feb. 12. (Photo by Joe Lacdan)
Social Work professor Jayme Swanke created a disaster preparedness course so that students […]

Spurgas to present research on women’s sexuality at international conference

Spurgas to present research on women’s sexuality at international conference

Sociology professor Alyson Spurgas interviewed women for her research to examine the relationship between low sexual desire and trauma.
Sociology professor Alyson Spurgas will present her research on women's sexuality at an inter-disciplinary conference in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by Theresa San Luis
She will present her findings at the International Congress for Critical Social Psychology: Affect, Embodiment, […]

Sociology professor seeks to reframe textbooks on family formations

Sociology professor seeks to reframe textbooks on family formations

Sociology professor Florence Maatita plans to publish a textbook with updated marriage and family portrayals. Photo by Theresa San Luis

Through a textbook, sociology professor Florence Maatita will portray a more modern picture of how marriages and families may form in the U.S.
Tentatively titled, “Imagining 21st Century Families: Intersectionality and Connections in a Sociological Perspective” she […]

 Heil contributes research, knowledge about trafficking in film project

Heil contributes research, knowledge about trafficking in film project

Criminal justice professor Erin Heil said she decided to participate in a film project on sex trafficking because she appreciated the direction the filmmaker was taking with it.
Criminal Justice professor Erin Heil in an interview for a documentary on trafficking. Photo courtesy of Heil.
John Thornton II from Georgia Tech University is directing the film. The […]

Veteran Student Association led by commitment to serve and give back

Veteran Student Association led by commitment to serve and give back

After being wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Richard Copple found himself being taken care of in a hospital in Germany.
Richard Copple is president of the student organization Veteran Student Association on campus. Photo courtesy of Copple.
“I got wounded on April 6, 2007–Good Friday,” Copple said. “Girl scouts at the army base came and gave everybody […]

   STELLAR Student profile: Ryan Jouett

STELLAR Student profile: Ryan Jouett

Senior Ryan Jouett hopes to help people better their lives as a probation officer someday. Photo courtesy of Jouett,
Senior sociology and criminal justice major, Ryan Jouett, said he believes most or many people who commit crimes deserve a second chance.
He attests that to being one of the reasons he is pursuing a career as a […]

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