Abstract More than 20 million Americans are currently or have been previously incarcerated and 12 million cycle in and out of the criminal justice system each year. Despite the importance of the jail populations, there are a number of barriers to conducting research in this setting. Challenges in recruiting jail inmates without undue coercion while… Continue reading Overcoming Institutional, Scientific, and Cross-disciplinary Barriers for Healthcare and Disease Transmission Research in County Jail Settings: Integrating Genomics, Survey Data, and Biological Data Collection Strategies By Viacheslav Y. Fofanov, Crystal M. Hepp, Jill Hager Cocking, and Robert T. Trotter II
Take a look at a commentary of Practicing Anthropology's current issue “Health Disparities in Jail Populations” by Lisa Dahm of the Center for Health Equity Research at Northern Arizona University here.
This issue of Practicing Anthropology focuses on a complex multi-disciplinary approach to criminal justice and population health: “Health Disparities in Jail Populations: Converging Epidemics of Infectious Disease, Behavioral Health, Chronic Illness, and Substance Abuse.” The impetus for the research and the publication of our results was created by an existing collaboration between our newly established… Continue reading Keep an eye out for the upcoming special issue Health Disparities in Jail Populations with guest editor Dr. Robert T. Trotter, II!
In a taxi driving through Shimla, a city in northern India at the foot of the western arc of the Himalaya, one of us first heard a story about climate change in the region. It was 2012, and while chatting about tourism, the mountains, and the weather, the driver suddenly offered this: These mountains have… Continue reading Check out “Storying Climate Change in Himachal Pradesh, India” By Aylin Padir, Ingrid Shockey, and Seth Tuler in Volume 41, Issue 3 of Practicing Anthropology!
If for some reason you were looking for me during the late 1980s and early 1990s, there’s a pretty good chance you would have found me hanging out on the seawall at Tamarack Beach in Carlsbad, California (see Figure 1). That is, of course, unless I wasn’t in the water. For me and my friends,… Continue reading Take a look at “Climate Change, Sea Level Rise, and the Slow Erosion of “Home”” By Ryan Anderson in the current issue of PA!
Practicing Anthropology is currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues featuring the work of anthropologists and others who live and work and/or come from locations outside of the United States. We are also interested in including work from Indigenous researchers and research partners. Please consider submitting your work on exciting projects, policy recommendations, critical analyses, and… Continue reading Seeking Submissions
Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community was once described as “Our 4 Blocks of Hell” on the cover of the local newspaper. The DTES has remained an epicenter of demonization for almost a century. The public perception of this area focusses on how it has been home to some of the city’s most marginalized for generations:… Continue reading Have you read “From Bean to Bar: Cultural Esteem and Healing through Chocolate” By Dan Small, Shelley Bolton, Sarah Zwaryck, Danielle Turone, and Belrina Hanuse in our spring issue? Catch a glimpse of it here!