Lab Members

Directors

John Hipp
Faculty Page
Professor
hippj@uci.edu
Charis E. Kubrin
Faculty Page
Professor
ckubrin@uci.edu

 

 

 

 

Graduate Students

DSC00693_2Navjyot Gill is a first year doctoral student in the department of Criminology, Law and Society. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with Honors and received her B.A. in History, Ethnic Studies and Education. Raised in Southeast Bakersfield, Navjyot first handedly witnessed her neighborhood change and transform into one of the deadliest zip codes in Kern County. This fueled her research interests and led her to write an Honors thesis titled, “The Walking Bus: Cycles of Poverty and Educational Inequities Among Students of Color and Immigrant Communities in Kern County.” Her research interests include spatial analysis of crime, social and economic inequities in racially segregated neighborhoods and its role in resource allocation, education and violence. 
Email: navjyotg@uci.edu

Christopher J. Bates is a first year Doctoral Student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. He has been a proud anteater for over six years. Chris currently serves as the webmaster for ILSSC, contact him if anything on the site is broken. For more information on Chris’ education and research interests visit here.
Email: batesc@uci.edu
Nicholas Branic is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. He received a B.A. in Justice Studies from James Madison University and an M.A. in Criminology from the University of South Florida. His research focuses primarily on neighborhood context of crime, privatization, social inequalities, and ex-offender reentry.
Email: nbranic@uci.edu
DSC00693_2Christopher Contreras is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society. He earned a B.A. in Criminology, Law & Society and Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine and an M.S. in Criminal Justice from California State University, Long Beach. Christopher is interested in the incivilities thesis, land use, and the community context of crime. 
Email: ccontre3@uci.edu
DSC00693_2Benjamin J. Forthunis a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. He received his BA and MA in Sociology at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Ben is interested in the mechanisms linking neighborhood structure to behavior, and improving measurement bias through the development of perceptually meaningful units of spatial analyses. 
Email: bforthun@uci.edu
Young-An Kim is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. He received a B.A. in Urban Sociology from University of Seoul (South Korea) and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Texas at El Paso. His research interests are crime and community, sociology of health, urban sociology and, multilevel statistical models. Website: http://youngankim.weebly.com/.
Email: youngank@uci.edu
Michelle Mioduszewski is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Michelle is interested in immigrant neighborhoods, collective efficacy, and religious institutions.
Email: mmiodusz@uci.edu
Rylan Simpson is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Sociology and Psychology. His research interests include policing, neighborhoods and crime. Website: http://www.rylansimpson.com
Email: simpson@uci.edu
sethpicSeth A. Williams is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology, Law & Society. He earned a BA and an MA in Sociology at Bowling Green State University. His research focuses on segregation, social capital, social control, neighborhood mobility and urban change.
Email:sethw@uci.edu

 

 

 

Undergraduate Students

 

Daniel Schuman is a third-year criminology law and society major with a minor in digital information systems. His research interests include predictive policing and computer crimes. Email: dschuman@uci.edu
Eric Hernandez a is fourth-year undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology & Social Behavior and Criminology, Law & Society. He is interested in researching personality characteristics of those who escape poverty, within the Latino community.
Email: ehernan6@uci.edu
Sukayna Jaidi is a graduating third year Campuswide Honors Program and Social Ecology Honors Program undergraduate student. She is a in Criminology, Law, and Society major. Her research interests are in immigration and crime in U.S. cities. She is currently a UROP Fellow for the 2016-2017 academic year and her proposed project is titled: “Special Call (Peace): “Coming to America”: Exploring the Relationship between Immigration and Crime during the 20th and 21st Centuries,” under the supervision of Professor John Hipp. She is considering offers from different law schools and will be attending law school in the fall.
Email: sjaidi@uci.edu
DSCN0826Katelyn Seieroe is a fourth year undergraduate student triple majoring in Criminology: Law and Society, Psychology and Social Behavior, and Education Sciences. Her research interests include juvenile delinquency and the intersection between crime and education, such as through the school to prison pipeline
Email: kseieroe@uci.edu
DSCN0826Kevin Pedraza is an undergraduate student majoring in Criminology Law and Society. His academic interests include studying violent crime distribution in neighborhoods, genocidal violence, and rampage shootings.
Email: kpedraz1@uci.edu/a>
DSCN0826Jingwei (Maggie) Li is a forth year undergraduate double majoring in Business Economics and Political Science. She is interested in social inequality, economic effects on public policy, immigrant community, and logic and philosophy.
Email: jingwel7@uci.edu
DSCN0826Harrison Su is a 4th-year student double majoring in Economics and Mathematics. His research interests are education policy and community economic development.
Email: penglis@uci.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laboratory Alumni – Graduate Students

Adam Boessen received his Ph.D. in 2014 in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. His research focuses on neighborhoods and the community context of crime, spatial analysis, social networks, and juvenile delinquency.Website: www.adamboessen.com
Alyssa Chamberlain received her Ph.D. in 2012 in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, and is now an Assistant Professor at Arizona State University in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Here is an article describing  some of the research she did while here.
Email: Alyssa.Chamberlain@asu.edu
rupa_spacelab2 Rupa Jose is a doctoral student in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior. In 2009, she graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame. Her research interests include domestic violence, social support, and juvenile delinquency.
Email: rupaj@uci.edu
James Wo is a Doctoral Student in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. He graduated from the University of California-Irvine with an undergraduate degree in Sociology. James is interested in the community context of crime, local institutions, and public policy.
Email: jwo@uci.edu