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Women are credited less in science than men

Bruce Weinberg and colleagues study the reasons women are less likely to be named on a given article or patent produced by their team relative to their male peers.

China’s use of formal science and technology agreements as a tool of diplomacy
Science and Public Policy

Caroline Wagner studies the use of diplomatic tools by China's government in pursuit of foreign policy goals.

Comparative Effects of Recreational and Medical Marijuana Laws on Drug Use among Adults and Adolescents
The Journal of Law and Economics

Alex Hollingsworth's new research finds that recreational laws increase past-year marijuana use by 25 percent among adults and by 10 percent among adolescents.

Polluting under the Radar: Emissions, Inequality, and Concrete Batch Plants in Houston
Environmental Science & Technology

Alex Hollingsworth and colleagues show that concrete batch plants in Houston, TX are collectively a large source of pollution, emitting between 38 and 111 tons of primary PM2.5 emissions annually and being disproportionately located in census tracts with more low-income, Hispanic, and Black populations.

Support for Democratic Policing among Frontline Police Officers: The Role of Social Dominance Orientation
The British Journal of Criminology

Jill Davis, Russell Hassan and Darwin Baluran study the connection between police officer preference for group-based social hierarchy and endorsement of democratic policing practices.

The Environmental State: Nature and the Politics of Environmental Protection
Sociological Theory

Christopher Rea defines the environmental state and theorizes two structuring forces central to its provision of environmental welfare. 

Cost Analysis and Cost Effectiveness of a Subsidized Community Supported Agriculture Intervention for Low-Income Families
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Jennifer Garner and colleagues study the cost of implementing and participating in a multi-component subsidized community supported agriculture intervention and calculate cost-effectiveness based on diet and food security impacts.

Police station design and intrusive police encounters: untangling variations in emotions and behaviourally-relevant perceptions across racial groups
Policing and Society

Victor St. John studies police station design as a strategy to improve police-community relationships.