Dr. Linda Levine is featured in Wallet Hub and gives insight over what factors can affect a person’s happiness. You can check out the article here.
The UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society, is not the institutional home for the National Registry of Exonerations, the internationally recognized repository of information and research on exonerations of innocent defendants convicted of crimes in the U.S. Read more here!
Drs. Kubrin and Seron are featured in The Mercury News for their research on AB 109, the first of its kind. Kubrin explains that the recent death of Whittier Officer Keith Boyer is not an accurate reflection of the current trends and research associated with AB 109.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is featured in the Wall Street Journal for her research on memory and discusses the accuracy behind “flashbulb’ memories. Read the article here!
Drs. Jodi Quas and Keramet Reiter were featured on Life of the Law’s 100th episode. They were invited to to share their stories, personal experiences, professional challenges, and discoveries about free speech and the judiciary, children and the legal system, imprisonment and culture, family law and poverty, and hate crimes and incivility in society. Listen here!
Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman is featured on Fox 47 News and Phys.org for
her research with her colleague Caitlin Cavanagh. Their research on mothers’ legal knowledge and youth re-offending indicates that when mothers were less knowledgeable about the legal system, their children were more likely to commit another crime if their mothers did not participate in legal proceedings. Read the article here.
Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman is quoted in Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, explaining why young adults have a range of needs that have to be considered when reforming the youth criminal justice system. Due to a young adult’s prematurely developed brain, their needs can drastically vary from person to person
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus is quoted in Broadly for her research on false memories. She gives insight as to how innocent women fall victim to confessing to crimes they are not guilty of.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. She is recognized for her significant contributions to social psychology, particularly human memory and its application to legal proceedings, and for dedicated service to AAAS on its board of directors. She joins eight University of California, Irvine researchers for this honor.
Teaching Professor Terry Dalton quoted in U.S. Police Shootings article.
Mona Lynch, 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.
The Pacific Standard discussed the research of Drs. Charis Kubrin, Nicholas Scurich and graduate student Adam Dunbar titled, The Threatening Nature of “Rap” Music.
Dr. Simon Cole was quoted in DW.com about the scientific validity of fingerprinting – read the article here.
Dr. Linda Levine was mentioned in the Pacific Standard article titled “How False Memories Form.” Read the full article here.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus was recently quoted in the Scientific American article “What Experts With You Knew about False Memories.” See the full article here.
Dr. Pete Ditto was quoted in the Wired article titles “How the Candidates’ Talking Points are Getting Inside your Head”
The Center welcomes a new faculty member, Dr. J. Zoe Klemfuss, who recently joined the Psychology and Social Behavior department. Learn more about here research here.
Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman spoke at TEDx UCIrvine, discussing research on adolescent development and juvenile justice. Watch the full video here.
Center Director Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman and Center faculty member Dr. Jodi Quas were special guest speakers at the 2015 Orange County Juvenile Justice Summit organized by the California Superior Court. Alongside the Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and other practitioners, Dr. Cauffman and her colleagues advocated for providing academic and social support for at-risk youth. Read more here or here.
As part of the University of California Consortium for Social Science and Law, Center faculty Mario Barnes, Elizabeth Cauffman, Peter Ditto, Elizabeth Loftus, Jodi Quas, L. Song Richardson, and Susan Turner presented at the Inaugural Conference on Social Science and the Law. Read more here.
Congratulations to Center faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Loftus who traveled to London to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Goldsmiths, University of London. This is her 7th, and the second one from a British university.
Center Director Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman and Center faculty member Dr. Michele Goodwin presented at the TEDxUCIrvine event as part of UC Irvine’s 50th Anniversary Festival of Discovery. Read the full article here.
Center faculty member Dr. William Thompson was named Chair of the Human Factors Committee of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), an organization sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Department of Justice for the purpose of developing standards and guidelines for forensic science. The Human Factors Committee consists of ten prominent psychologists and cognitive scientists.
Center Director Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman was chosen as an expert panelist to speak at a meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, and several other members of the Executive Session on Community Corrections and the National Institute of Justice. Read more here.
Center faculty member Dr. Charis Kubrin was interviewed by Orange Coast Magazine about the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials. Read the full article here. Her important work was also featured in an article by Vox. Read the full article here.
Center faculty members Elizabeth Loftus, Simon Cole, and William Thompson represented UCI in the development of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s new Forensic Science Center for Excellence. Read the full article here
Forbes published an article on February 11th that cited work by Dr. Elizabeth Loftus on the fallibility of eyewitness memory. Read the full article here
The New York Times article on false memories, published on February 9th, featured the work of Center faculty member Dr. Elizabeth Loftus. Read the full article here
The UCI Center for Psychology and Law, together with our colleagues at UC Riverside, recently received a grant from the UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives to create a UC Consortium on Social Science and the Law. The award will allow us to bring together all the UC scholars who study psychology and legal issues. As part of this Consortium, we will be hosting a conference here at UCI (at the Bren Center – details to come) to showcase our faculty and a few noted papers will be selected for a special issue in UCI’s Law School Journal.
Congratulations to our own Dr. Nicholas Scurich, who recently received the 2015 Saleem Shah Early Career Contributions Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology and the American Psychology-Law Society. This incredibly prestigious award goes to an outstanding rising star in the field whose work is transforming both science and policy in the field.
Esteemed Center faculty member, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, was featured in the November 5th issue of VICE. The article focuses on Dr. Loftus’ decades of research on the topic of false memories. Take a look at the article here
Center Director, Dr. Elizabeth Cauffman, was recently interviewed by NJ.com about her stance on the recent events in Sayreville, New Jersey for which seven high school football players are now facing possible criminal prosecution. Throughout the article, Dr. Cauffman discusses what her research on adolescent development and juvenile delinquency suggests about charging juveniles as adults within the criminal court. Take a look at the article here
One of our Center faculty, Dr. Charis Kubrin, Professor of Criminology, Law, & Society, presented her fascinating work on the issue of “Rap on Trial” at the upcoming TEDxOrangeCoast Annual Conference. Watch the video from this event here
Congratulations to our own Dr. Charis Kubrin, whose important work on the issue of the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials was featured in the New York Times on March 26, 2014.Take a look at the article here
Our Center was featured in the March 24, 2014 supplemental issue of the Orange County Register, for coverage of our recent “Beyond CSI” event.Take a look at the article here – featured on pages 1 and 4
Elizabeth Cauffman, Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior and Director of the Center for Psychology and Law, was interviewed on March 11th, 2014 by Claudia Shambaugh on KUCI’s radio program, Ask a Leader. Cauffman spoke about her research on the juvenile justice system, specifically the decision making guidelines to reverse the expensive and unproductive incarceration traps set up in mandatory sentencing and zero tolerance policies.Listen to the interview