Academic journal article Sociological Viewpoints

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Academic journal article Sociological Viewpoints

Editor's Comments

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This issue of Sociological Viewpoints features two articles transcribed from the Kutztown University Distinguished Lecture Series on Law and Justice. An agreement with Dr. William Plouffe, representing Kutztown University, has given the journal exclusive publication rights of the presentations made in this series. This issue features talks by William Parenti and Peter Irons. Future issues of the journal will include presentations by Jack Kevorkian, Bobby Seal, and other nationally recognized presenters. Their talks will cover a wide variety of topics including criminology, human rights, and political sociology.

There is also other big news on the horizon for Sociological Viewpoints and the Pennsylvania Sociological Society. Next year (2010) will mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of Sociological Viewpoints. The executive board has tentatively approved a special ceremony to honor past editors of the journal at our 2010 annual meeting. Between now and then I am working on contacting past editors of the journal. I am also making an effort to recognize the founder of the journal, Dr. Charles Babbitt. Dr. Babbitt developed the journal while on the faculty of Edinboro University's sociology department in 1985. It is my understanding that the Pennsylvania Sociological Society is one of the few state organizations dedicated to our discipline that also sponsors a journal. We have established a tradition that I am proud to be a part of continuing. …

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