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: https://soundcloud.com/user-780649270/09-charis-kubrin

Dr. Kubrin quoted in The Washington Post story

Charis E. Kubrin, a professor of criminology law and society at the University of California at Irvine, said that Los Angeles deserved credit for its falling violent crime rates in recent years, but that the crime picture was more complicated on a local level than the citywide decrease that officials like to point to. “He was getting ready to talk to police about gang violence,” she said. “So that to me suggests there were ongoing challenges that that community was facing.”

Read the story “Nipsey Hussle’s death capped a notably violent week in Los Angeles — 26 shootings, 10 homicides” here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/04/02/nipsey-hussles-death-capped-notably-violent-week-los-angeles-shootings-murders/

Dr. Kubrin quoted in the San Diego Union-Tribune story

Analyzing crime data by census block group gives a more granular view of crime, experts said. “I would not paint it as one is right and the other is wrong,” said Charis Kubrin, professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California Irvine. She said reducing crime data to the lowest means “getting into the weeds” to better understand the data. “Violent crimes tend to cluster very, very heavily, and not within a (census) tract but within a couple of blocks in a neighborhood,” said Kubrin, whose specialties include crime and crime trends. “This is why you need to go down to this level, and find out what is going on.”

Read the story “Crime Counts: As crime falls to record lows, some neighborhoods are left behind” here:
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/story/2019-03-28/crime-counts-as-crime-falls-to-record-lows-some-neighborhoods-are-left-behind