White collar crime

According to the FBI’s website, white collar crimes, which are described as being “synonymous with the full range of frauds committed by business and government professionals”, are one of the bureau’s principal sections of investigation, as “a single scam can destroy a company, devastate families by wiping out their life savings, or cost investors billions … 

in pictures

  A significant factor in historic housing segregation, the practice of redlining dominated lending practices from the 1930s until the passage of the 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Massey & Denton, 1998)⁠. The New Deal-era Federal Housing Authority (FHA) was required by law to classify neighborhoods according to financial risk, and to use these metrics … 

digital praxis 2017-10-08 23:48:15

I think, for my small scale social network analysis paper, I will be using my dataset from the StudentLoans subreddit (link this). In their content analysis of a peer support forum for consumer debtors, Stanley, Deville & Montgomerie (2016)⁠ argue that sharing information about their debts, within the context of a culture that increasingly associates … 

Centrality measures in SNA

The four types of centrality used in social network analysis, degree, betweenness, closeness, and Eigenvector centrality, have a variety of different applications. Briefly, degree centrality is the total number of direct connects one node has with another, closeness considers the average distance from one node to the other nodes in the network, betweenness considers a … 

in brief

In brief Most of us need to find good fitting clothes, so everyone’s familiar with, at least, the most basic measurements of the body: waistline circumference, hip circumference, inseam, and so on. But, as scientists and health professionals embark on public health projects centered on regulating the body, additional metrics have begun to form: body-mass … 

Blog 2: The Social Network Analysis Perspective

The social network analysis perspective is a mode of analysis that unites one of sociology’s fundamental objects of study, the intersection between the individual and society, with modern analysis techniques. Specifically, social network analysis is rooted in Moreno’s sociometric analysis techniques, the “Harvard structuralist” school, and the Manchester anthropologist tradition (Keim, 2011)⁠. Whereas traditional quantitative … 

Financialization in the neoliberal age

Like many universities, VCU’s one and a half billion dollar endowment has become a site of conflict between students and administrators, fighting over the ethical implications of the particular investments that VCU has made. On the one hand, to the extent that VCU invests in the multitude of businesses contributing to climate change1 (or, for … 

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