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

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.

ILSSC Welcomes New Students from 2017-2018 Cohort

The Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime welcomes two new students, Navjyot Gill and Hwawon Seo, from the 2017-2018 Cohort in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Read more about Navjyot and Hwawon below or read about all our lab members on The Who We Are page.

If you are interested in joining ILSSC, please see our Contact page to obtain more information.  If you are interested in attending the Doctoral Program in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at UCI, please see the Department’s admission page.

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

Dr. Charis Kubrin has been recognized 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.” Western Society of Criminology will hold their 45th annual conference in Long Beach this year, February 1st through the 3rd in Long Beach, CA (Find more meeting info here!). WSC will present Dr. Kubrin with the DuBois Award during our annual awards banquet luncheon, which will take place on Friday, February 2nd.

New lab publication on crime concentration and spatial scales (Online first)

You can now access an online first article by Dr. John R. Hipp, Dr. James C. Wo, & Young-An Kim in the Social Science Research entitled, “Studying neighborhood crime across different macro spatial scales: The case of robbery in 4 cities”. The article examines crime variation across macro-environments & micro-geographic units four cities.

Get it here:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0049089X16307931

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