Lab Members

Directors

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

 

 

Graduate Students

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
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

 

 

 

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
Karina Patel is a fourth year undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology & Social Behavior and Criminology, Law & Society. She is interested in studying wrongful convictions, miscarriages of justice, and forensic psychology.
Email: kcpatel@uci.edu
Maria Varelas is a fourth year undergraduate student double majoring in Criminology, Law and Society and Psychology and Social Behavior. Maria is interested in criminal justice policy, prisons, recidivism, and ex-offender reintegration into society.
Email: mvarelas@uci.edu
DSCN0826Linet Mardyrosian is a fourth year Campuswide Honors Program student majoring in Political Science. Her research interests include race and
ethnicity, social organizations, and neighborhood/park crime rates.
Email: lmardyro@uci.edu
DSCN0826Julie Tan is an undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology & Social Behavior and Education Sciences. She is interested in studying social inequalities, forensic psychology, and elevated crime rates. She aspires to help improve the quality of life of poverty-stricken individuals.
Email: tanj5@uci.edu
DSCN0826Kevin Garrie is a fourth year undergraduate student double majoring in Psychology & Social Behavior and Criminology, Law & Society. He is interested in studying juvenile delinquency, adolescent development, social networks, peer influence, and the community context of crime.
Email: kgarrie@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