Graduate Student Seth Williams wins 2019 Gil Geis Award

ILSSC graduate student Seth Williams was awarded the 2019 Gil Geis Award for excellence in research. This award is given to a graduate student who has demonstrated excellence in research. The committee noted that “Williams’ work, which has been published in prominent national journals, involves measures of neighborhood cohesion and integration. In a short period of time, he has become one of the leading authorities in spatial criminology.” Big congrats to Seth!!


Lab alumnus Rylan Simpson joins Simon Fraser University

We’re all super proud of lab alumnus Rylan Simpson, who received his Ph.D. in 2019 from the Department of Criminology, Law & Society and is now an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University. Rylan is a Canadian who is heading back home! He studies policing, and how it is related to neighborhoods and crime. He has made a particularly large contribution to the literature by utilizing experimental designs to explore the impact of police accoutrements on perceptions of the police. Congrats Rylan!  See all of our lab alumni here:

ILSSC host “People, Places, and Context: Advances in Criminological Theory” Symposium

“People, Places, and Context: Advances in Criminological Theory” was a two day-long symposium hosted by Criminology, Law and Society Department and, Psychological Science Department – University of California, Irvine, the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime (ILSSC), & Development, Disorder, and Delinquency Laboratory (3DLAB). The symposium was held on April 12, 2019 and April 13, 2019 from 8am-4:30pm at the University of California – Irvine.

Director Dr. Charis Kubrin appears before House Judiciary Committee

On July 16, 2019 ILSSC Co-Director Dr. Charis Kubrin testified on criminal justice reform in California and lessons learned before the House Judiciary Committee’s subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security.

Posted by Judiciary Committee – Democrats on Saturday, July 13, 2019


Dr. Kubrin interviewed for The Reducing Crime podcast

Professor Jerry Ratcliffe hosts an occasional podcast featuring interviews with influential thinkers in the police service and leading crime and policing researchers working to advance public safety. Reducing Crime podcast episode nine features an interview with ILSSC Co-Director Dr. Charis Kubrin. About the episode:

The recent evaluation of the impact of California’s Prop 47 by Charis Kubrin (Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine) has attracted significant attention, both academically and politically. Hear why it has been so controversial.

Listen here: