Latest Stories in October
NYU Researcher Finds Majority of High School Seniors in Favor of More Liberal Marijuana Policies
Oct 31, 2014
The survey found that the majority of high school seniors were in favor of more liberal marijuana policies, with 33% responding that marijuana should be entirely legal, and 28.5% answering it should be treated as a minor violation.
Bookstore to Feature Screening of “Electoral Dysfunction” & Humorist Mo Rocca, Baby Food Author Amy Bentley, and More in Nov.
Oct 29, 2014
The NYU Bookstore will host events this fall featuring humorist Mo Rocca and a screening of the documentary “Electoral Dysfunction” (Nov. 3), Brian Egger, author of “Social Media Strategies for Investing” (Nov. 6), and NYU Professor Amy Bentley, author of “Inventing Baby Food” (Nov. 19).
NYU Research Looks at Tourism as a Driver of Illicit Drug Use and HIV Risk in the Dominican Republic
Oct 29, 2014
Now a new study addresses this gap by conducting in-depth interviews with 30 drug users in Sosúa, a major sex tourism destination of the DR. The study’s results suggest three themes: (1) local demand shifts drug routes to tourism areas, (2) drugs shape local economies and (3) drug use facilitates HIV risk behaviors in tourism areas.
Compensation and Punishment: “Justice” Depends on Whether or Not We’re a Victim
Oct 28, 2014
We’re more likely to punish wrongdoing as a third party to a non-violent offense than when we’re victimized by it, according to a new study by NYU psychology researchers. The findings may offer insights into how juries differ from plaintiffs in seeking to restore justice.