Dr. Elizabeth Loftus was featured in an article on vox.com discussing how doctored photos can create false memories. Read more here.
The Ph.D. program in criminology, law & society placed third in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s graduate school rankings.
Dr. Candice Odgers published her findings on the “digital divide” and its influence on low-income teens. Read the article here.
The Master of Advanced Studies in Criminology, Law and Society was ranked the third best online masters program in criminal justice in the country, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus, distinguished professor of social ecology, was selected as one of the 50 most influential living psychologists by Best Schools.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus was quoted in Popular Science discussing how false memories can help parents get their children to eat their vegetables.
Dr. Keramet Reiter was honored with the Ruth Shonle Cavan Award for Young Scholars at the American Society of Criminology Conference.
Dr. Cheryl Maxson was quoted in the Orange County Register discussing the circumstances that lead gangs to emerge.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus was featured in The Guardian in an article about repressed memories.
Dr. William Thompson helped put together a report for the American Association for the Advancement of Science detailing the problems with using fingerprint evidence.
Dr. Mona Lynch has been recognized with this year’s 2017 Michael J. Hindelang award, which is awarded to the author of a recent book that makes an outstanding contribution to research in criminology. Mona Lynch received this award for her book, “Hard Bargains: The Coercive Power of Drug Laws in Federal Court.”
Dr. Nicholas Scurich was quoted in Popular Science in an article discussing defense lawyers using genetic arguments in their cases.
MacLean’s Magazine quoted Dr. Pete Ditto in an article about discussing politics with someone with a different opinion or point of view.
Research conducted by Dr. Valerie Jenness was featured in a KQED article about the mistreatment of LGBTQ prisoners.
Dr. Pete Ditto was quoted by USA Today on the link between political discourse and violence. Read the full story here.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus was interviewed in a New Yorker article discussing the role false memories played in the conviction of six individuals charged with murder.
Read about Dr. Mona Lynch’s recent research on federal drug crime policies.
Dr. Elizabeth Loftus was quoted in a Huffington Post article discussing FBI Director James Comey’s recorded memos of his interactions with President Donald Trump and discussed the downside of archiving memories in this manner.
USA Today interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Loftus in a piece discussing inconsistent witness testimony after a shooting in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Center faculty member Dr. Pete Ditto was recently interviewed by the Orange County register relating to his work relating to morality and politics.
Dr. Keramet Reiter has been awarded the American Society of Criminology’s Ruth Cavan Young Scholar Award, highlighting her contributions to the field of criminology.
Professor Nicholas Scurich recently co-authored a paper in the Yale Law Review entitled, “Capital Jurors in an Era of Death Penalty Decline”
Read Dr. Elizabeth Loftus‘ essay in Time on the reasons people give false confessions, and specifically considers the role of sleep deprivation.
The UCI Master in Legal and Forensic Psychology was ranked #5 among the most affordable online colleges offering Master’s degrees.
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.