Criminology, Law and Society Faculty

Hillary L. Berk

Assistant Professor of Teaching
Ph.D. University of California Berkeley; J.D. Northwestern School of Law, Lewis & Clark College
(949) 824-4570
2317 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
sociology of law/law and society, gender, family, reproduction and surrogacy, law and emotion, civil rights, dispute resolution

Lee Cabatingan

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of Chicago
2303 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
Caribbean Law and Sovereignty; Construction of Authority at the Caribbean Court of Justice.

Simon A. Cole

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Cornell University
(949) 824-1443
5542 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
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
3301 Social Ecology 2
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
2385 Social Ecology 2
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

Associate Professor of Teaching
Ph.D., J.D. University of Denver
(949) 824-9206
3381 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
food justice, games of chance and the death penalty

John D. Dombrink

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
(949) 824-6223
2315 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
crime and criminal justice, deviance and social control

Brandon Golob

Assistant Professor of Teaching of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-5220
3369 Social Ecology 2

Michael R. Gottfredson

Chancellor's Professor of Criminology Law and Society and Law
Ph.D., University at Albany, State University of New York
949 824 9390
3393 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
criminology, theory, self-control, crime and policy

Sora Han

Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. UC Santa Cruz, J.D. UCLA
(949) 824-0050
2319 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
law and popular culture, critical race theory, philosophies of punishment, feminism and psychoanalysis

John R. Hipp

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Planning, Policy, & Design and Sociology
Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
(949) 824-8247
3311 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
community context of crime, household decisions and neighborhood change, research methods

Valerie Jenness

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, Sociology, and Nursing Science
Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara
3389 Social Ecology 2
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.

Charis E. Kubrin

Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D., University of Washington
949-824-0704
3379 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
race/ethnicity and violence; rap music and media, culture and crime; immigration and crime, crime and crime trends

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 2
Specializations: 
cognitive psychology, human memory, psychology and law

Mona Lynch

Department Chair and Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., UC Santa Cruz
(949) 824-0047
2389 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
law and society; psychology and law; criminal procedure in practice; punishment and society; race, institutional bias, and criminal justice

Cheryl Maxson

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-5150
2309 Social Ecology 2
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
3315 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
criminal justice, research methodology, statistics

Ana Muñiz

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D, University of California, Los Angeles
(949) 824-4940
2301 Social Ecology 2

Emily Owens

Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park
(949) 824-7929
2311 Social Ecology 2

Keramet Reiter

Associate 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 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
prisons, legal history, criminal justice policy, criminal and civil rights law, law and society

Nancy Rodriguez

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Washington State University
949-824-4841
3305 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
Race, Crime, & Justice; Juvenile Justice; Collateral Consequences of Imprisonment; Criminal Justice Policy

Nicholas Scurich

Associate Professor of Psychological Science, and Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
(949) 824-4046
4312 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Specializations: 
psychology & law; judgment and decision making; violence risk assessment

Christopher Seeds

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. New York University; J.D., Cornell Law School
(949) 824-4853
3375 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
punishment and social control, law and society, criminal justice, social theory, life sentencing and capital punishment

Naomi F Sugie

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D. Sociology and Social Policy, Demography, Princeton University
949-824-9684
3319 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
Punishment and mass incarceration, employment and prisoner reentry, social inequality, families, criminological theory, demography, new technologies for data collection and analysis

Bryan L. Sykes

Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., Sociology and Demography, University of California-Berkeley
(949) 824-9583
3317 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
demography, punishment and mass incarceration, health, fertility, research methods, statistics, and social inequality

George E. Tita

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Planning, Policy & Design
Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University
(949) 824-4927
2307 Social Ecology 2
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
3336 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
sentencing and corrections, applied research methods

Geoff Ward

Associate Professor of Criminology, Law & Society and Sociology
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Specializations: 
racial politics of social control, race violence, juvenile justice, court communities, justice workforce, historical research

Kirk Williams

Professor of Criminology, Law & Society
Ph.D., The University of Arizona, Tucson
(949) 677-1202
3309 Social Ecology 2
Specializations: 
Family Violence, Youth Violence, Homicide Studies, Risk Assessment, Violence Prevention Program Evaluation