Elliot Currie, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted by San Diego Union-Tribune after being asked to review the previous sex offense case of Albert Gardner III. Gardner is currently accused of the rape and murder of Chelsea King of Poway.
Simon Cole, Chair and Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted by Nature News about the use of fingerprint evidence used in court. Cole specializes in the historical and sociological study of the interaction between science, technology, law, and criminal justice.
Susan Turk Charles, Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, studies the emotional processes across the adult life span. She has found that older people are happier, in part by their ability to better regulate emotions.
Associate Professor Mona Lynch's, book Sunbelt Justice: Arizona and the Transformation of American Punishment was featured on Arizona News and in Arizona Attorney.
Sunbelt Justice was released by Stanford University Press last fall. It examines changes in Arizona's criminal justice policies and practices over a fifty year period as a mode for understanding and explaining the multiple dynamics underlying the dramatic penal transformations and the rise of mass incarceration that occurs across the United States in the late 20th century.
Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, is quoted by the Missourian about the recent testimony of Chuck Erickson, who is accused of murder. Loftus researches human memory and was a false memory expert in this trial.
George Tita, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology, and his colleagues use math models to explain urban crime and predict the efficacy of police intervention. This research is featured on the National Science Foundation website.