Expanding the Horizons of Criminology: The Intellectual Contributions of Gil Geis









December 2013

This year’s American Society of Criminology (ASC) annual conference featured a special session, Expanding the Horizons of Criminology,  dedicated to the intellectual contributions to criminology of former ASC President and UCI Emeritus Professor Gil Geis.  The panel featured presentations by ASC President Robert Agnew, and Professors John Braithwaite, Sally Simpson, Robert Meier, Mary Dodge (UCI Ph.D.), Richard Wright (UCI B.A.), and Henry Pontell (UCI CLS) who related comments from Paul Jesilow (UCI CLS), who could not make the trip to Atlanta.

The event was held on November 20, 2013.

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TED Talk by Professor Loftus

September 2013

Elizabeth Loftus, Distinguished Professor of Social Ecology, recently spoke about her extensive research on false memories at the TEDGlobal 2013 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  “I don’t study when people forget,” she says. “I study when people remember things that didn’t happen. I study false memories.”  After decades of research, Loftus has shown that memory is constructed and reconstructed. She describes it like a "Wikipedia page - you can go change it, but so can other people.”   Read More    View TEDGlobal video

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Book Award for Geoff Ward

August 2013

Geoff Ward, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is the recipient of the 2013 Hildelang Award from the American Society of Criminology for his remarkable book, The Black Child-Savers: Racial Democracy & Juvenile Justice. The Hindelang Award is generally regarded as the most prestigious book award in criminology. In The Black Child-Savers, the first study of the rise and fall of Jim Crow juvenile justice system, Ward examines the origins and organization of the separate and unequal juvenile justice system.

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