UCI News

PBS SoCal – Inside OC with Rick Reiff, April 25, 2017
Crime, Part One
In OC and throughout the Southland, crimes rates are rising. Is this just a brief uptick after years of falling crime? Or have government policies and heightened public scrutiny put criminals back on the streets and made cops reluctant to pursue them? UCI criminologist Charis Kubrin and retired Anaheim police Capt. Joe Vargas discuss and debate.

NBC Los Angeles, May 17, 2017
UC Irvine Law Dean Named Dean of UC Berkeley Law School
UC Irvine Law School’s founder and dean, Erwin Chemerinsky, will take the helm of the UC Berkeley School of Law on July 1, it was announced Wednesday. The renowned constitutional legal scholar’s new appointment comes nearly 10 years after his hiring as dean at UCI and several months after National Jurist magazine honored him as the “most influential person in legal education in the United States.”

Orange County Register, May 17, 2017
Erwin Chemerinsky leaves UC Irvine to become dean of Berkeley’s law school
Erwin Chemerinsky, the founding dean of UC Irvine’s School of Law, will become the next dean of UC Berkeley’s law school, ending his nine-year tenure in Orange County during which he has taught courses on the First Amendment, published multiple books and law review articles and argued in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2017
Where are all the medicines for treating dementia?
The medications may help a bit with thinking and memory, but the results vary among patients, and may not be that big, says Dr. Claudia Kawas, a neurologist at UC Irvine. Still, they can make a difference. If family members start noticing that a person remembers conversations better, she’d call that a “great” result.

Bloomberg BNA, May 17, 2017
Sessions Memo About-Face Could Clash with Congress, States
But that move directly contradicts the federal- and state-level efforts of Republicans over the past decade to overhaul the criminal justice system and could bring the party into conflict down the line, said Mona Lynch, a criminology and law professor at University of California Irvine who recently published a book on federal sentencing and drug crimes.

PBS So Cal – Independent Lens, May 17, 2017
TEACHERS BEAT THE “MACHO CULTURE” IN PRISONS THROUGH ART PROGRAMS
Susan Turner, a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine, is evaluating the state’s new initiative for the William James Association, a nonprofit specializing in arts programs in nontraditional settings. “Art resonates,” Turner said in an interview with The New York Times. “People want to believe that the arts make a difference.”

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