Blogs and Commentaries
Misconceptions about our report on the underground commercial sex economy
Our scientific study of the underground commercial sex economy was challenging, in part due to the diversity of people involved, the complexity of their experiences, and the public debates on the legality/illegality of the commercial sex trade. Since its release, the response has been large and, in some cases, heated. Researcher Meredith Dank clarifies some critical points about the study. Read More
Tearing down barriers to success for young men of color
How can interventions in policing and schools tear down barriers to success for young black and Latino men? The Obama administration’s newly launched “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative could create greater opportunities for young men of color. Read More
Google can't take you to the “Dark Web,” but is it really a lurking underworld menace?
Most “Deep Web” content is innocuous, but a subset of intentionally hidden sites has gained notoriety as havens for the drug, illegal pornography, and contract killing trades. Misinformation has run rampant in the absence of sound research. To address Dark Web crime, the first step must be to explore three unanswered questions. Read More