Live Law NSF: Translating (law and social) Science

January 2017

Jodi Quas, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, and Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, joined 3 other scholars to celebrate Life of the Law's 100th episode. They were invited to the NSF Headquarters in Washington, D.C. to share their stories, personal experiences, professional challenges, and discoveries about free speech and the judiciary, children and the legal system, imprisonment and culture, family law and poverty, and hate crimes and incivility in society.

Online master’s program in criminology ranked No. 3

January 2017

The Master of Advanced Study (MAS) degree in Criminology, Law and Society has been named the No. 3 online graduate criminal justice program in the country by U.S News and World Report. The MAS degree program was created in 2002 and it was the first online degree program in the University of California system. Teresa Dalton, Associate Professor of Teaching of Criminology, Law and Society, is director of the program. 

UCI Homecoming to welcome back thousands of alumni

January 2017

Celebration will include music, beer garden, food trucks, fireworks and basketball game

The University of California, Irvine’s 180,000-plus alumni will have a chance to celebrate their alma mater at the university’s annual homecoming event, from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25. Party in the Park will take place on campus in Aldrich Park. Crowds regularly top 5,000 alumni, students, faculty, staff and members of the community.

New this year, attendees can bring food for a picnic on the grass or purchase food from alumni-owned and/or -operated food trucks. Live music will play from every Anteater era, and the ever-popular beer garden will be open throughout the event. Other attractions include a family fun zone, an Art in the Park arts and crafts fair, and the Innovation @ Home Anteater entrepreneur marketplace. Schools and departments will host interactive demonstrations and welcome alums back to campus.

Mothers' lack of legal knowledge linked to juvenile re-offending

January 2017

Elizabeth Cauffman, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, is featured on Fox 47 News and for her research with her colleague Caitlin Cavanagh. Their research on mothers' legal knowledge and youth re-offending indicates that when mothers were less knowledgeable about the legal system, their children were more likely to commit another crime if their mothers did not participate in legal proceedings.

How mindfulness can lower your stress and anxiety in 2017

January 2017

Tiffany Chiu, undergraduate student of Psychology and Social Behavior, is a guest writer on the American Psychological Association's Psychology Benefits Society blog. In her article, she encourages readers to practice mindfulness when encountering stressful situations in their lives. Furthermore, she goes into detail as to other methods that could reduce anxiety and stress in one's life.

States consider options for young adults in justice system

January 2017

Elizabeth Cauffman, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, is quoted in Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, explaining why young adults have a range of needs that have to be considered when reforming the youth criminal justice system. Due to a young adult's prematurely developed brain, their needs can drastically vary from person to person.