01 May Can We Downsize Our Prisons and Jails Without Compromising Public Safety?
Findings from California's Criminal Justice Reforms
From 12:30 PM until 1:30 PM
At Vera Institute of Justice
233 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10279
This event is free and open to the public.
Vera Institute of Justice
Charis E. Kubrin is professor of criminology, law, and society as well as professor (by courtesy) of sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Professor Kubrin’s research focuses on neighborhood correlates of crime, with an emphasis on race and violent crime. A more recent line of research examines the impact of criminal justice reform, and prison downsizing in particular, on crime rates.
In addition to her work in peer-reviewed journals, Professor Kubrin is co-author of Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance (Oxford University Press 2008) and Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity (Lynne Rienner 2006). She is co-editor of Introduction to Criminal Justice: A Sociological Perspective (Stanford University Press 2013), Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice (New York University Press 2012), and Crime and Society: Crime, 3rd Edition (Sage Publications 2007). In 2005, Professor Kubrin received the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology (for outstanding scholarly contributions to the discipline of criminology). She was recently awarded the W.E.B. DuBois Award from the Western Society of Criminology (for significant contributions to racial and ethnic issues in the field of criminology). In 2007, she was a visiting fellow at the Centre for Criminology at Oxford University.