UCI News

The Washington Post, May 23, 2017
Terrorists target concerts and movies, but that won’t stop us from going
That echoes what Roxane Cohen Silver has seen in the extensive research she’s done on how people react to attacks. The University of California at Irvine professor has examined the effects of 9/11, the Boston Marathon bombing and Orlando’s Pulse nightclub shooting, among other horrors. There’s often a strong urge, typically at the behest of community leaders, to show how resilient we can be, she said.

Southern California Public Radio, May 23, 2017
What sliding-scale traffic fines could mean for low-income drivers
Getting a traffic ticket is a stressful event for everyone. But for low-income drivers, the burden of paying those fines could mean jail time, job loss and family strain. … Guests: … Emily Owens, associate professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine; she is also a professor of economics.

The Atlantic, May 24, 2017
Why California Is a Case Study for Monitoring Police Misconduct
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, said he suspects that political pressures and ambitions deter California attorneys general from exercising their authority more frequently.

PBS SoCal – Inside OC with Rick Reiff, May 9, 2017
Crime, Part Two
UCI criminologist Charis Kubrin and retired Anaheim police Capt. Joe Vargas continue to discuss and debate the uptick in crime rates and the causes. They examine the impacts of gangs and immigration, and problems with rehabilitation programs.

WNYC, May 22, 2017
SCOTUS Strikes Down Racially-Gerrymandered Congressional Maps
“A state may not use race as the predominant factor in drawing district lines unless it has a compelling reason,” Justice Elena Kagan wrote in the majority opinion for a crucial Supreme Court ruling issued on Monday. … Rick Hasen, a professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, has the details on this case.

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