The BJS should not report extrapolations to the whole population from samples this small. They should clarify and correct these reports.
I would be happy to see the volume come down in this discussion. But I do have some complaints.
I have an op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education titled, "College Sex-Assault Trials Belong in Court, Not on Campus," and there's already a lively discussion in the comments. I would welcome your thoughts, on this site or that one.
I have to give credit to the overreaching headline writer for accurately capturing the basic message: Shame on you.
The one-in-five women lifetime prevalence of rape is a reasonable estimate. But that's not all.
9 school shootings, one crackpot theory, and religion dodges the bullet.
If you are going to argue for a strong association, you should at least acknowledge that the problem you are trumpeting is getting better while the cause you are bemoaning is getting worse.
Originally posted at TheAtlantic.com. How gender did (and didn't) affect the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial AP Images In conversation, I keep accidentally referring to Zimmerman's defense lawyers as "the prosecution." Not surprising, because the defense of George Zimmerman was only a defense in the technical sense of the law. Substantively, it was a prosecutionof…
Is this what rape culture looks like?
Not a very strong case for an independent effect of family structure on crime.