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

Dr. Hipp & Dr. Kubrin research featured in The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences

From Bad to Worse: How Changing Inequality in Nearby Areas Impacts Local Crime” is a new publication by Dr. Hipp and Dr. Kubrin in the special edition of The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences on the Spatial Foundations of Inequality edited by George Galster & Patrick Sharkey. The paper combines innovative spatial methods, Egohoods, with a longitudinal approach to explore the relationship between spatial inequality and neighborhood crime rates.
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Graduate Student Rylan Simpson Advances to UCI Grad Slam Research Finals

ILSSC graduate student Rylan Simpson advanced to the UCI Grad Slam Research Program for his research on the public perceptions of police officers. Grad Slam is a systemwide competition that showcases and awards the best three-minute research presentations by graduate scholars. Finals will be held on April 11, 2017 in the Newkirk Alumni Center at 3 PM. Contestants will give their three-minute research presentations in front of a panel of judges and a live audience.

Release of the Crime Report for Southern California 2015

ILSSC is proud to release the Crime Report for Southern California 2015. An annual report of standardized crime rates to facilitate comparisons between cities within the Southern California region. Read more about the Crime Report here. Download the Crime Report for Southern California 2015 here.

New lab publication on crime concentration

In December 2016 ILSSC faculty John Hipp and graduate student Young-an Kim had a journal article published in Journal of Quantitative Criminology entitled, “Measuring Crime Concentration across Cities of Varying Sizes: Complications Based on the Spatial and Temporal Scale Employed.” The article raises conceptual and methodological challenges to measuring the concentration of crime in cities.

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