Welcome to the website for the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC) in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Our group is dedicated to researching the social ecology of crime at all levels of analysis including street segments, blocks, neighborhoods, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas. [Find out more...]

ILSSC researchers have developed several videos to better translate their research into practical, community based solutions. [Find out more...]

ILSSC produces a number of tools over the course of research including academic apps and statistical packages, the most recent tools are highlighted above. [Find more of our tools.]

Recent Updates

Congratulations to Dr. Young-An Kim

Dr. Young-An Kim successfully defended his dissertation, “Activity Nodes, Pathways, and Edges: Examining Physical Environments, Structural Characteristics and Crime Patterns in Street Segments” on April 23, 2018.

Dr. Young-An Kim is the fourth graduate student to recieve their doctorate while working in the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space.

CLS Dissertation Defense Flyer – Young-An Kim

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Release of the Southern California Crime Report 2018

ILSSC is proud to release the Southern California Crime Report 2018. An annual report of standardized crime rates to facilitate comparisons between cities within the Southern California region. ILSSC researchers forecast a general decrease in both violent and property crime in the Southern California region in 2018. Read more about the Crime Report here. Download the Crime Report for Southern California 2018 here.

Dr. Kubrin wins Western Society of Criminology W.E.B. DuBois Award!

Dr. Charis Kubrin was honored with the Western Society of Criminology’s W.E. B. Dubois Award for her “significant contributions to advancing awareness of racial and ethnic issues in criminology and criminal justice” at the WSC 45th annual conference in Long Beach, CA on February 2, 2018.

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American Society of Criminology Meeting 2017

ILSSC will be attending the 73rd American Society of Criminology Meeting from November 15-18, 2017 in Philadelphia, PA. There are four Complete Thematic Panels Sponsored by ILSSC at ASC this year. Find out more information on the panels.