News

Here are some recent news stories about the accomplishments of our lab members or that feature our research.

  • Congratulations to undergraduate lab members Katelyn M. Seieroe, Daniel Schuman, Peng Li Su, & Jingwei Li who are Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellows for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Sukayna Jaidi who is an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Congratulations to undergraduate lab member Kevin Pedraza who is an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year.
  • Congratulations to lab member James Wo who received the Criminology, Law & Society Professional Development Fellowship for winter quarter.
  • Congratulations to Young-An Kim who received the Korean Society of Criminology in America (KOSCA) student paper award, October 2016.
  • Congratulations to lab member James Wo who received Gil Geis Graduate Award from the Department of Criminology.
  • Congratulations to lab member Rupa Jose who received Dean’s Award for Community Engagement from the School of Social Ecology.
  • Congratulations to lab member Rupa Jose who received Ford Foundation 2016 Dissertation Fellowship Competition, Honorable mention.
  • Rylan Simpson received the Judges’ Award at the 2016 Associated Graduate Students’ (AGS) Symposium for his presentation on his experiment: the Police Officer Perception Project (POPP).
  • Congratulations to lab member Christopher Bates who received the Graduate Student Mentoring Award from the School of Social Ecology.
  • Young-An Kim & Michelle Mioduszewski passed comprehensive examinations.
  • John Hipp, Rylan Simpson, & Christopher Bates presented at the American Society of Western of Criminology 2016 in Vancouver, BC.
  • John Hipp, Charis Kubrin, James Wo, Young-An Kim, Nicholas Branic, Michelle Mioduszewski, Rylan Simpson, Christopher Conteras, & Christopher Bates presented at the American Society of Criminology Conference 2015 in Washington, D.C.
  • Charis Kubrin and John Hipp receive NSF funding to support their project, Explaining Low Crime Rates in Immigrant Communities.
  • Charis Kubrin received the Cicero Speechwriting Award for her TEDx talk, “The Threatening Nature of…Rap Music?,” in the category of “Controversial or Highly Politicized Topic.
  • Congratulations to Nicholas Branic who was awarded the Arnie Binder Award for Outstanding Service from the Criminology, Law and Society Department at the University of California, Irvine.
  • Congratulations to Linet Mardyrosian who has received the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Fellowship 2014-2015 academic year. She will be researching the linkages between neighborhood park crime and socioeconomic distribution within Southern California.
  • Congratulations to Nicholas Branic who was selected to be part of UCI’s Center for Psychology and the Law’s Distinguished Fellows program. He will be collaborating with OC Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to study the effects of Realignment in Orange County neighborhoods.
  • Charis Kubrin gave a TEDx talk, Rap on Trial, on the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials.
  • Congratulations to Charis Kubrin who received the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the American Society of Criminology’s Division on People of Color and Crime for “outstanding contributions of scholarship on race/ethnicity, crime, and justice.”
  • Lab member James Wo wrote an article on local institutions and crime as an invited contributor for the London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy.
  • Congratulations to alumni lab member Adam Boessen who is the 2nd place recipient of the Gene Carte Award from the American Society of Criminology.
  • Congratulations to Nicholas Branic who received the 2014 Graduate Student Mentoring Award from the School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine.
  • Congratulations to Charis Kubrin who was just promoted to Full Professor!
  • Congratulations to lab member Karina Patel for receiving the School of Social Ecology’s Excellence in Research Award in recognition of her outstanding performance as an undergraduate researcher in the ILSSC.
  • Congratulations to lab member Adam Boessen who received the Department of Criminology, Law and Society’s Gil Geis Award for Excellence in Research.
  • Congratulations to lab member Young-An Kim whose MA Thesis, “Deprivation and Hispanic Health Paradox: Neighborhood Effects on Children’s Wheezing in El Paso, Texas” was awarded the Outstanding Thesis Award at the University of Texas at El Paso.
  • Congratulations to lab member Adam Boessen who has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri St. Louis.
  • Lab members Nicholas Branic and Michelle Mioduszewski are the new newsletter editors for the Crime, Law and Deviance section of the American Sociological Association.
  • Congratulations to lab member James Wo whose paper “Community Context of Crime: A Longitudinal Examination of the Effects of Local Institutions on Neighborhood Crime” was awarded third place for the 2013 Gene Carte Student Paper Competition by the American Society of Criminology.
  • Congratulations to lab member Adam Boessen who just received the Michelle Smith Pontell Award for outstanding accomplishments in graduate study. Adam also received the Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship for Fall 2013, in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.
  • Congratulations to John Hipp who was just promoted to Full Professor! John also received the 2013 Outstanding Mentoring Award from the UC Irvine Emeriti Association and the 2013 Outstanding Faculty Mentoring Award from the UC Irvine Associated Graduate Students.
  • Congratulations to lab member Rupa Jose who received UCI’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement Future of the Field Award.
  • Charis Kubrin on PBS SoCal Insider with Rick Reiff debating realignment with former LA District Attorney Steve Cooley. February 2013.
  • ILSSC Researchers Receive NIJ Grant: A team of researchers in the School of Social Ecology at the University of California Irvine have received $560,000 in funding from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) for their project, Crime in Metropolitan America: Patterns and Trends across the Southern California Landscape. The project is led by principal investigators John Hipp and Charis Kubrin, Associate Professors in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. Other members of the interdisciplinary team include Susan Turner and Cheryl Maxson of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and Jae Hong Kim of the Department of Policy, Planning and Design. The project will combine data from several sources capturing various characteristics of the physical and social landscape to better understand the distribution of crime in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan region, which includes both Los Angeles and Orange counties. The project is a pilot study funded by NIJ to assess the feasibility of the strategy in one particular metropolitan region. It builds on prior work done by the Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI) interdisciplinary team in the School of Social Ecology.