The Myth That Crime Rises as Prisons Shrink
California's dramatic reduction in its prison populations hasn't compromised public safety.
Charis E. Kubrin is a professor of criminology, law and society at the University of California, Irvine. In addition to her work in peer-reviewed journals, Kubrin is a co-author of Researching Theories of Crime and Deviance, published in 2008, and Privileged Places: Race, Residence, and the Structure of Opportunity (2006). She is a co-editor of Introduction to Criminal Justice: a Sociological Perspective (2013), Punishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice (2012), and Crime and Society: Crime, 3rd Edition (2007).
In 2005, Kubrin received the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology. In 2014, she received the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the American Society of Criminology's Division on People of Color and Crime. In 2017, she received the W.E.B. DuBois Award from the Western Society of Criminology.