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CSUSB professor comments on state audit on police and prison guard misconduct and bias
April 26, 2022

Police departments and state prisons aren’t doing enough to identify and punish bias among their officers and the state should do more to combat the problem, a state audit found. The problem, experts say, is that measures to combat bias and extremism as it exists today are an antiquated cure for an evolving threat.

“It’s not like being in the Mafia or joining the Klan,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino. “These brick-and-mortar hate groups are disappearing. There’s no Kiwanis Club of Evil out there.”

In their place are amorphous, non-hierarchical groups that form principally online, like the Proud Boys or Oath Keepers.

“The bottom line is, the fact that we’re finding even these examples in the most obvious and stupidly, publicly conveyed circumstances tells you a lot,” Levin said. “We’re picking up a limited set of lightning strikes but missing a lot of the storm damage that comes in.”

Read the complete article at “Police and prison guard misconduct and bias: Audit asks state to step up.”

CSUSB professor discusses what constitutes cheating in a marriage on social media
April 27, 2022

Kelly Campbell, professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino, was interviewed for an article on whether “flirty” messages exchanged online constituted cheating in a marriage.

Campbell said it’s complicated. The relationship expert told Brides it ultimately comes down to individual perception of cheating." We don't know if humans are even meant to be monogamous," she explained. " It's just that some people are naturally more in-line with those views and others are not."

With that in mind, she stresses the importance of couples discussing what represents infidelity in their relationship. "It's important to know how your partner defines it," she said. "Men tend to get more upset about physical infidelity, while women value emotional disclosure. How do you know where the boundary is?"

Read the complete article at “CSUSB professor discusses what constitutes cheating in a marriage on social media.”

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