Trump's immigration plan could vastly expand CA's private detention

November 2016

Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, was interviewed on 89.3 KPCC's Take Two , regarding President Elect Trump's immigration plan.

From 89.3 KPCC:

"There's no way the existing structures would be able to handle that volume [of detainees]," said Kubrin. The logical next step would be to build more detention centers or find other ways to monitor immigrants facing deportation.

Declaring addiction a health crisis could change criminal justice

November 2016

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.

From The Atlantic:

Emeritus Professor Pontell receives the President's Award.

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.

Professor Elizabeth Loftus awarded 2016 John Maddox Prize

Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

  November 2016

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!

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CLS Fall 2016 Research Newsletter

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.