Richard McCleary, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Los Angeles Times Community News, Daily Pilot for his expertise regarding reports showing an increase of violent and property crimes in Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, compiled by the cities' police departments. In the article, he emphasizes how the overall crime increase in these cities are minute, and that drawing conclusions behind the cause of the crime spike is difficult.
Susan Bibler Coutin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, co-authored an essay for Inside Higher Ed, with fellow colleagues Anita Casavantes Bradford, UCI Associate Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies and History, and Laura Enriquez, UCI Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino Studies. Through this essay, the authors educate faculty members and administrators on supporting students facing immigration-related crises stemming from President Trump's recent executive order.
Written by David Feldman, Professor of Planning, Policy and Design, the book, Water Politics, takes an in-depth look at the issues, debates and challenges in water politics today. By using real-life examples of water controversies from all over the world, he illustrates how multi-faced the nature of water politics is. The book educates its readers on the necessity of cooperation and for more equitable water management in order for the global community to properly address water challenges.
Paul Piff, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, and his research on awe is featured in The Wall Street Journal. The article encourages readers to look to nature to improve mental health, and recover from the stresses of everyday life.
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Criminology, Law and Society, is featured in The Wall Street Journal for her research on memory as the author goes into detail regarding the accuracy behind 'flashbulb' memories.
Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is referenced in The Huffington Post for her research on the harmful effects of solitary confinement in American jails, most notably in her book 23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement. By citing her research, the article goes into detail as to why mental illness is prevalent in jails and prisons, and implores policy makers and administrative officials to address this issue.
Susan Bibler Coutin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, co-authored an article featured on The Conversation with Sameer Ashar, UCI Clinical Professor of Law, Jennifer Chacónand Stephen Lee, both UCI Professors of Law. Their article discusses the repercussions of President Donald Trump's expected action to deport millions of "criminal aliens" this week.
A UCI study has found that commute distances in Southern California have gotten longer for high- and middle-wage earners but have remained unchanged for low-wage earners. According to the latest quarterly report issued through the School of Social Ecology’s Metropolitan Futures Initiative (MFI), between 2002 and 2010, the distance between where high- and middle-income jobs are located and where those workers live increased across the region. Matching the cost of housing with job income level is a challenge for policymakers and city planners. Workers don’t want to live too close to industrial or commercial areas, but at the same time, they don’t want to commute long distances. “In the broad context of Southern California, this in part means assisting with job growth in the Inland Empire, the origin of one of the largest mega-commuting flows in the U.S., or removing barriers to workforce housing development in the job destination areas,” said John Hipp, MFI Director and UCI Professor of Criminology, Law and Society.
Michael Kent, MAS '15 and a lieutenant at the Irvine Police Department, is featured by The Orange County Register for being a part of the "40 Under 40" list by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The award recognizes 40 law enforcement professionals younger than 40 years old who exemplify leadership and commitment to their job.
Mona Lynch, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is a guest contributor for The Huffington Post as she appeals to President Obama to grant clemency on prisoners who have fallen victim to the abuses of "prosecutorial power that are possible under our current drug laws" before the end of his presidency. In her article, she elaborates over the unfair circumstances that led to a particular prisoner's life sentence, as part of the research for her book Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court.