Graduate Student Chris Contreras wins ASC Gene Carte Award for best student paper

ILSSC graduate student Chris Contreras and co-author Narae Lee (Ph.D. student in Urban Planning and Public Policy) were awarded first prize in the the 2020 Gene Carte Award for best student paper in the American Society of Criminology. This is a prestigious award given to the paper judged to be the best student paper of the year in the field. Big congrats to Chris!!   Read more about the study here.


Graduate Student Seth Williams Defends his Dissertation Prospectus

Congratulations to graduate student Seth Williams who successfully defended his dissertation prospectus titled, “Towards a Political Economy Perspective of Urban Crime.”

Graduate Student Iris Luo Completes her 2nd year project

Congratulations to Iris Luo who recently completed her 2nd year project titled, “Reciprocal Relationship between Returning Parolees and Neighborhood Crime Rates in Texas: A Longitudinal Study of Prisoner Reentry.”

Graduate Students Navjyot Gill and Hwawon Seo Pass Comps

Congratulations to Navi and Hwawon for passing their comprehensive exams in Criminology, Law & Society!

Kubrin, Hipp and Owens awarded $700,000 U.S. Dept. of Justice grant to study immigration, immigration-related policies, crime

Kubrin, Hipp and Owens, who have been studying immigation for years, point out that most of the existing research lumps immigrants together and neglects differences across groups, failing to account for significant differences among immigrants.

Using more than a decade of data, they will conduct a series of analyses that examine how immigration and crime are linked in neighborhoods across a diverse sample of U.S. cities.

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