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Recent Publications

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.

What Side of Town? How Proximity to Critical Survival Factors Affects Rural Business Longevity
Growth and Change

Professor Ned Hill examines the impact of proximity to fixed assets on rural business survival during the Great Recession, finding that factors like highway proximity and industry agglomeration play crucial roles in different sectors.

Avid, Averse, Apprehensive, or Apathetic? A Typology of Collaboration Attitudes
Nonprofit Management and Leadership

Long Tran's publication identifies four major types of attitudes toward collaboration opportunities: Avid, Averse, Apprehensive, and Apathetic.