The social sciences have become the latest field to experience an economic crash.
But how to prepare for the next wave?
This week’s edition of Sociology in the Social Sciences features two speakers who are both experts on the topic.
With a focus on criminological sociology, they’ll talk about the state of the profession and the challenges faced by academics and researchers in an increasingly challenging time.
This week in the Sociology series: The economic collapse in the United States, the impact of the opioid crisis, and the changing face of policing.
The first was Professor John J. Rutter, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Missouri.
The second was Professor Peter M. Kooiman, a criminologist and professor of criminography at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
Both are the author of the new book, Sociology of the Crash.
Topics include the decline of traditional institutions, the socialization of new ideas and practices, and how society is reshaping itself.
In this episode: John J Rutter: The rise and fall of the criminologists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Rube Goldberg: The impact of opioid and other drug overdose epidemics on the profession.
Kuehnhardt: The emergence of social networks in criminologies.
The decline of the classical academic institutions.
The impact on the academic discipline of social sciences.
A history of sociology and criminometry.
The rise of social networking, with its attendant pressures and pressures.
How social networking is changing the academic profession.
How new ideas about the nature of crime and policing are shaping our understanding of them.