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Data Updated 2019-07-12 My partner brought home a box of three week old kittens that had been brought to her work. The man who found them said that during a heavy rainstorm heard tiny meows in his yard and then saw a little kitten face scrambling to get out of a depression. He went to rescue the baby kitten and found FIVE kittens, most of them were totally submerged in rising water.


Mass Incarceration in US The United States has the highest rate of imprisonment in the world. With about 1.3 million people in the United States behind bars, the infrastructure needed to house this population is immense and costly. The Prison Policy Initiative calculated that the commonly cited figure of 80 billion dollars per year vastly underestimates the true cost of imprisonment. They argue that accounting for police, criminal courts, corrections, and monetary costs to families totals $182 billion.


Click here to download a pdf copy of this report All data and code used to generate this report can be found on my Github page Officer Delke shot Daniel Hambrick in the back while he was running away on July 26, 2018. He was hired by MNPD on July 1, 2016 and on December 28, 2016 was assigned to the East Precinct. The first traffic stop record for Officer Delke is from March 4, 2017 while assigned to the South Precinct.



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Fall 2018
SOCI 1020: Social Problems
Summer 2018
SOCI 1010: Introduction to Sociology

Vanderbilt University


Fall 2018
SOC 1020: Contemporary Social Issues, Special topic: Gender and Society
Summer 2016 & Fall 2016
SOC 1020: Contemporary Social Issues

Summer 2016 Syllabus
Fall 2016 Syllabus

Teaching Assistant:

Spring 2017 & 2018
SOC 4981b: Honors Seminar
Fall 2017
SOC 3621: Criminology
Spring 2017
SOC 3624: Prison Life
Spring 2015 & 2016
SOC 3001: Sociological Perspectives (Classical Theory)
Fall 2015
SOC 2100: Statistics for Social Scientists
Fall 2014
SOC 1001: Introduction to Sociology
Spring 2014
MHS 2430: Social Capital and Health
Spring 2013
SOC 3304: Race, Gender, and Health
Fall 2013
SOC 3002: Introduction to Social Research

San Fancisco State University

Teaching Assistant:

Spring 2012
Cross Cultural Sex and Gender
Fall 2010
Variations on Human Sexuality