Cheryl Maxson is the new Chair of the Department of Criminology, Law and Society.
Maxson is internationally known for her work on the juvenile justice system and gangs. Over the course of her career, she has produced a body of work that has had a tremendous impact on how we understand the social organization of gangs and interventions into gang behavior. More locally—here at UCI—she is equally well-known as a committed teacher and public servant. With regard to the latter, she has served her department and the campus in a variety of visible and not-so-visible ways, including as Graduate Director in the Department of Criminology, Law and Soceity. Along the way she has revealed an abiding commitment to collaboration, shared governance, fairness, collegiality, and excellence. She is easily identifiable as a colleague who appreciates the blend of scholarship, teaching, and service that is highly valued in the school and at UCI.
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