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

New publication by graduate student Rylan Simpson

On July, 17 2017, ILSSC graduate student Rylan Simpson had a journal article published in Journal of Experimental Criminology entitled, “The Police Officer Perception Project (POPP): An experimental evaluation of factors that impact perceptions of the police.” The article featured experimental research Rylan Simpson conducted for his 2nd-year project in the department of Criminology, Law and Society.

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Recent meta-analysis by Dr. Kubrin reveals immigration does not raise crime.

Read more about Dr. Kubrin’s pioneering research and views on current immigration policy here:

Immigration does not raise crime, UCI-led study finds, refuting common assumption

Read the meta-analysis article published in the Inaugural issue of the Annual Review of Criminology here:

http://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev-criminol-032317-092026

 

ILSSC Graduates Win Annual Departmental Awards

Read about the Criminology, Law and Society Departmental Annual Award Winners and other student accomplishments for 2016-17 in the Newsletter. [Read More…]

ILSSC Students Present at 2017 UROP Symposium

Several ILSSC undergraduate lab members presented at the 2017 Undergraduate Research Opportunities Symposium on May 20. [Read More…]