Mona Lynch, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, is quoted in The Atlantic, using her research to illustrate why drug addicts are not going to recover adequately while in the criminal justice system. She elaborates over the need to have a true investment in public health and treatment programs to genuinely address addiction, instead of simply using the criminal justice system to reform addicts.
Henry Pontell received the President's Award from the National White-Collar Crime Center and The White-Collar Crime Research Consortium at the 2016 Meetings of the American Society of Criminology in recognition of outstanding service and dedication and support in the development and implementation Consortium objectives. During his 2-year tenure, he led the development of the first Division of White-Collar and Corporate Crime, which was approved by the ASC Board during the Meetings.
Criminology, Law and Society Professor Elizabeth Loftus was the awarded the 2016 Jon Maddox Prize, for her research in human memory and the unreliable nature of human memory. The John Maddox Prize recognizes the work an individual for promoting sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest in the face of deep, personal hostility in doing so.
Please join us in congratulating Professor Loftus on this accomplishment!
Please CLICK HERE to check the inaugural issue of our CLS Research Newsletter: This newsletter illustrates the commitment to engaged scholarship of the highest quality that is emblematic of the faculty and students in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society. CLS Ph.D. student Jason Gravel initiated this publication, in conjunction with the student Strategic Communication Committee.
The Fall Meeting of the University of California’s President’s and Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellowship Programs and the Dissertation-Year Fellowship Program was held on Friday, September 23, 2016, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Oakland Airport Hilton.
Professor Mona Lynch wrote an opinion column, "Justice Remains Elusive for some Offenders," for USA Today. Her article provided insight to federal drug prosecution and options to reform prosecution practices. For details, please click on the article title.