Two Social Ecology students recently received Graduate Research Fellowship Program scholarships from the National Science Foundation. They were among 2,000 awardees selected from more than 13,000 applicants, and will receive $34,000 annual stipends and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for UCI.
Susan Bibler Coutin, professor of criminology, law and society and anthropology, discussed the history of the sanctuary church movement with NPR's Code Switch. Churches today are responding to President Trump's immigration crackdown by shielding immigrants who face deportation, and allowing them take sanctuary at church, where immigration agents usually don't arrest them. Churches did the same thing in the 1980s, when Central Americans fleeing war in their home countries came to the U.S. -- and faced potential deportation. Churches went public with those stories, and led a movement that ended up changing culture and policy.
Charis Kubrin, professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in Univsion News discussing her research on how immigration affects crime levels. Contrary to what many people believe, Kubrin found that greater levels of immigration in a community correlated with lower levels of crime. Her study, co-authored with Graham Ousey of the College of William and Mary, will be published in the inaugural issue of The Annual Review of Criminology.
Charis Kubrinand Carroll Seron, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, are featured in The Orange County Register for their research on AB109. Their research contradicts assumptions made by police enforcement about AB109 causing California to be less safe.
Peter Hanink, graduate student of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Los Angeles Times: Daily Pilot, for his research on the use of deadly force by police departments. He gives insight towards the significance of the 5th Huntington Beach police shooting occurrence this year.
The Chancellor's Club is a community of UC Irvine alumni, parents, faculty and friends who care deeply about this university and who have made a commitment to invest in its greatest needs. Established in 1972 by founding Chancellor, Daniel G. Aldrich, Jr., the purpose of Chancellor’s Club gifts are to support undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, and other areas of critical need as determined by the Chancellor. This year, one graduate student from the School of Social Ecology received the 2017 Chancellor's Club Fund for Excellence Fellowship.
Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Orange County Register for her insight regarding Prop. 47, and whether it is the cause of the increase in burglaries and thefts in Orange County.
Recently named an AAAS fellow and recipient of the 2016 John Maddox Prize for Standing up for Science
With the passage of Public Law 100-9 on March 12, 1987, Congress established March as Women’s History Month to honor the many contributions American women have made to our nation. In the School of Social Ecology, we have numerous female faculty members making history -- including Elizabeth Loftus.