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& Policy Work
My goal as a sociologist is to connect theory and praxis in my research, so that ultimately best-practice findings can be implemented to improve approaches to addressing inequality and violence.
I have presented policy recommendations from my research on sexual violence and commercial sex to law enforcement, policymakers, service providers, and university personnel.
Additionally, previous research I conducted in Chicago was covered by major media outlets in both Chicago and Rockford, including television appearances, a press release junket, a public presentation of my policy findings, and on the radio:
Brooks, Marion. 2013. “‘Johns’ Create Brotherhood in Search for Online Sex: ‘Mongers’ Help Each Other Find Prostitutes, Rating them by Looks, Performance, and Attitude.” Television newscast and print report, Chicago 5 NBC News, January 11, 2013.
“Study Claims Rockford Ranks Second in Illinois Cities for Purchase of Sex.” Television newscast, WREX
Kolkey, Jeff. 2013. “Rockford’s Stepped-Up Efforts to Quell Prostitution Applauded.” Rockford Register
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