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Sociology Professor

Albertson College of Idaho


College of Idaho

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They don't see such gadgetry as a luxury, said Robin Lorentzen, a sociology professor at Albertson College of Idaho in Caldwell.

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College of Idaho sociologist Robin Lorentzen has been taking students to most of the state's prisons as part of her Prison Experience course.

Her students prefer ICC, the shiny, new, privately run prison, to the old state prison.
"The biggest difference to the eye and the feel of the place has to do with the age of the two facilities," said Lorentzen, who believes that private-sector prisons are not good state policy.
The big picture, she said, is that the United States has the most bloated prison system in the world.
The future, Lorentzen argues, lies in California, where Gov.

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The two or three iPod-free teens wanted one.Multi-tasking is a real necessity, said Robin Lorentzen, professor of sociology at ACI.That includes texting and listening to music at the same time."They're so plugged-in 24-7," said Lorentzen.

But that doesn't mean they haven't been influenced by it over the years, Lorentzen said.
"If it's a reality show, you can relate to it."Senior girls particularly liked "Grey's Anatomy," "Gilmore Girls" and "House."FaithEvidence suggests that young people are highly religious, Lorentzen said, but they're not necessarily taking a mainstream approach.

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The sentiment is to be expected in a boom state, said Robin Lorentzen, a professor of sociology at Albertson College of Idaho who has studied rural Idaho.

Idahoans would like nobody else to come and discontinue more people coming, she said.Yet the economy depends on that kind of growth.
They seem to want the growth without the outsiders and the change.that be not surprising..
Lorentzen, the sociologist, found it interesting that the anxiety about growth was spread equally between the rural and urban poll respondents.In both samples, 14 percent of those surveyed cited fear of sprawl as the state's biggest challenge.
But Idaho's boom has largely bypassed the rural areas, which are struggling with a decline in resource-based economies of farming, timber and mining, she said.
Learning from mistakes
that be why it be puzzling that rural folks seem so cool to growth, unless the responses reflect fear of what may be coming as resource-based economies give way, she said.
it be a sentiment that also confounds Hyla Marie Clapier of Hagerman.
Not too long ago, one of Clapier's friends said he do not want a new business to come to town.The friend had no particular reason for feeling that way, he just do not want the change.
I thought, How foolish, " Clapier said.
Clapier got over fear of the unknown after watching a community's mistake when she was young.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, her family lived in Caldwell.They ran a small business. [cached]

Because Mexican-Americans are younger and have larger families , that would skew the age composition downward , said Robin Lorentzen , a sociology professor at Albertson College.

In Canyon County , nearly one of every five residents is Hispanic , which is up from about one in seven in 1990.The Hispanic percentage of Ada's population is relatively small -- 4.5 percent -- but it has doubled in size since 1990.

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