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In part five of a new series profiling participants in the SSRC Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowship program, Emma Rackstraw talks about her research on the effects of police reality TV shows and how employers respond to job candidates with a criminal record.
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In part four of a new series profiling participants in the SSRC Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowship program, Michael Topper talks about his research on the impact of policing on public health.
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The Measure of America program uses granular data and effective communication to enable stakeholders to better understand the problem of youth disconnection, and to develop policies to reduce the share of young people neither working nor in school.
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In part three of a new series profiling participants in SSRC’s Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowship program, Britte van Tiem talks about her research on how prison policies affect the lives of people who are incarcerated.
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To build researchers' communications skills, the Mercury Project recently organized two convenings featuring Ann Searight Christiano, director of the University of Florida’s Center for Public Interest Communications, and Estelle Willie, director of Health Policy and Communications at The Rockefeller Foundation. These sessions imparted valuable lessons on effective research communication.
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Frontiers in Social and Behavioral Science features new research in the flagship journals of the Social Science Research Council’s founding disciplinary associations. Every month we publish a new selection of articles from the most recent issues of these journals, marking the rapid advance of the frontiers of social and behavioral science.
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In part two of a new series profiling participants in the SSRC’s Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowship program, Aria Golestani talks about his research on gender and racial bias in the criminal justice system.
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The Social Science Research Council has launched Intersections, a new online knowledge platform that curates and synthesizes research evidence on the role of religion in international affairs. Leveraging the infrastructure of the SSRC’s Research Area Mapping Platform (RAMP) initiative, its mission is to act as a resource for researchers, policymakers, media professionals, and the wider public.
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As part of a new series profiling participants in SSRC’s Criminal Justice Innovation Fellowship program, Romaine Campbell talks about his research on police and prison policies.
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May 23rd, 2024 | 2:00 PM Eastern

In this installment of our Research to Solve Problems lecture series, Eva Vivalt (University of Toronto) will discuss her research conducted with policymakers, practitioners, and researchers at World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank workshops. The results illustrate how each of these three groups respond to and weigh evidence when it is presented to them, and which types of evidence policymakers tend to weigh more heavily.

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