Criminology, Law and Society Faculty

Arnold Binder

Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Stanford University

Specializations: 

research methodology, juvenile delinquency, police organization and methods

Kitty C. Calavita

Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., University of Delaware
(949) 824-7610
2379 SEII

Specializations: 

sociology of law, criminology, social deviance, immigration, and inequality

Simon A. Cole

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Cornell University
(949) 824-1443
2357 Social Ecology II

Specializations: 

science, technology, law, and criminal justice

Susan Bibler Coutin

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Anthropology
Ph.D., Stanford University
(949) 824-1447; (949) 824-7816
2369 SEII

Specializations: 

law, culture, immigration, human rights, citizenship, political activism, Central America

Elliott P. Currie

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-1387
2301 SE II

Specializations: 

criminal justice policy in the U.S. and other countries, causes of violent crime, social context of delinquency and youth violence, etiology of drug abuse and the assessment of drug policy, race and criminal justice

Teresa A. Dalton

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., J.D. University of Denver
(949) 824-9206
3381 SE II

John D. Dombrink

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-6223
2315 SEII

Specializations: 

crime and criminal justice, deviance and social control

Sora Han

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz, J.D. UCLA
(949) 824-0050
2319 SEII

Specializations: 

law and popular culture, critical race theory, philosophies of punishment, feminism and psychoanalysis

John R. Hipp

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Plannng, Policy, & Design and Sociology
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(949) 824-8247
3311 SEII

Specializations: 

community context of crime, household decisions and neighborhood change, research methods

C. Ronald Huff

Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. The Ohio State University
(949) 798-9281
3309 Social Ecology II

Specializations: 

criminology and public policy; wrongful convictions; gangs

Valerie Jenness

Dean of the School of Social Ecology; Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Sociology, and Nursing Science
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
(949) 824-6094
5300 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

links between deviance and social control (especially law); the politics of crime control and criminalization; social movements and social change; and corrections and public policy.

Paul D. Jesilow

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
(949) 824-7195
2375 SEII

Specializations: 

Regulation of healthcare and healthcare fraud.

Charis E. Kubrin

Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D., University of Washington
949-824-0704
3379 SEII

Specializations: 

race/ethnicity and violence; rap music and media, culture and crime; immigration and crime, neighborhood effects and social processes

Elizabeth F. Loftus

Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, and Professor of Law, and Cognitive Science
Ph.D. Stanford University
(949) 824-3285
2393 Social Ecology II

Specializations: 

cognitive psychology, human memory, psychology and law

Mona Lynch

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
(949) 824-0047
2311 SE II

Specializations: 

law and society; psychology and law; criminal procedure in practice; punishment and society; race, institutional bias, and criminal justice

Cheryl Maxson

Department Chair and Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-5150
2309 SEII

Specializations: 

crime and delinquency, youth violence,street gangs juvenile justice system and policing

Richard McCleary

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Planning, Policy & Design
Ph.D. Northwestern University
(949) 824-7280
260 SEI

Specializations: 

criminal justice, research methodology, statistics

James W. Meeker

Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., J.D., SUNY at Buffalo
(949) 824-1463
5300 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Specializations: 

sociology of law, criminal justice, research methodology, statistics

Joan Petersilia

Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of California, Irvine
(650) 723 4740

Specializations: 

program evaluation, public policy, juvenile justice

Henry N. Pontell

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology
Ph.D. Stony Brook University
(949) 824-6153
2389 SEII

Specializations: 

white-collar and corporate crime, criminology, criminal justice, sociology of law

Keramet Reiter

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Law
Ph.D., J.D., University of California, Berkeley; M.A., John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
(949) 824-9201
3373 SEII

Specializations: 

prisons, legal history, criminal justice policy, criminal and civil rights law, law and society

Donna C. Schuele

Lecturer with Potential Security of Employment in Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., J.D. University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-4358
2303 Social Ecology 2

Nicholas Scurich

Assistant Professor of Psychology & Social Behavior, and Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-4046
SBSG 4312

Specializations: 

psychology & law; judgment and decision making; violence risk assessment

Carroll Seron

Associate Dean of Academic Programs and Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. New York University
(949) 824-6279
3389 SE II

Specializations: 

sociology of law, sociology of professions, law and society, Sociology of Legal Profession, Methods and Police Misconduct

Naomi Fusae Sugie

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. Princeton University
949-824-9684
3319 Social Ecology II

Bryan L. Sykes

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of California-Berkeley
(949) 824-9583
3317 Social Ecology II

Specializations: 

demography, mass incarceration, health, research methods, statistics, and social inequality

William C. Thompson

Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society and Psychology & Social Behavior and Law
Ph.D. Stanford University, J.D. University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-6156
3301 SE II

Specializations: 

forensic science; expert evidence; human judgment and decision making

George E. Tita

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Planning, Policy & Design
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
(949) 824-4927
2307 SEII

Specializations: 

criminology, community context of violence, urban youth gangs, homicide studies

Susan F. Turner

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
(949) 824-6943
Social Ecology II, Room 3336

Specializations: 

sentencing and corrections, applied research methods

James Diego Vigil

Professor Emeritus of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-6113
2355 SEII

Specializations: 

urban research, urban poverty, culture change, socialization and education, psychological anthropology, street gangs in cross-cultural perspective, Mexico and U.S. southwestern ethnohistory, and comparative ethnicity

Geoff Ward

Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology
Ph.D., University of Michigan
(949) 824-4695
2317 SE II

Specializations: 

racial politics of social control, race violence, juvenile justice, court communities, justice workforce, historical research