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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Steven Lee to teach at the University of Leiceister
  • Steven Lee to speak at the annual meeting for the Society of Cryobiology
  • Alessandro De Giorgi speaks at the University of Central Missouri
  • Danielle Harris speaks at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
  • Sang Kil speaks at the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center
  • Sang Kil speaks at University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • Alessandro De Giorgi speaks at the University of California, Berkeley
  • William Armaline speaks at the convocation ceremony for Justice Studies
  • William Armaline is a discussant at the Ann Lucas Lecture Series

Conferences & Presentations

Grants & Awards

 

Edited by William T. Armaline, Davita Silfen Glasberg, and Bandana Purkayastha, Human Rights in Our Own Backyard: Injustice and Resistance in the United States, brings together leading human rights scholars and activists.  

Human Rights in Our Own Backyardexamines the state of human rights and responses to human rights issues, drawing on sociological literature and perspectives to interrogate assumptions of American exceptionalism. How do people in the U.S. address human rights issues? What strategies have they adopted, and how successful have they been? Essays are organized around key conventions of human rights, focusing on the relationships between human rights and justice, the state and the individual, civil rights and human rights, and group rights versus individual rights. The contributors are united by a common conception of the human rights enterprise as a process involving not only state-defined and implemented rights but also human rights from below as promoted by activists.

 

 

 

Dr. Roy Roberg and his co-authors release the 5th Edition of Police & Society, published by Oxford University Press.

Now in its fifth edition, Police & Society offers a descriptive and analytical look at the process of policing, from police behavior and organization to operations and historical perspectives. Focusing on the relationship between the police and the community and how it has changed throughout the years, the authors explore the most important theoretical foundations and incisive research on contemporary policing practices.

 

 

De Giorgi, A. (2011) "Post-Fordism and Penal Change: The New Penology as a Post-Disciplinary Social Control Strategy". In D. Melossi, M. Sozzo, R. Sparks, R. (eds), Travels of the Criminal Question. Cultural Embeddedness and Diffusion. Oxford: Hart Publishing. (pp. 113-143)

 

 

De Giorgi, A. (2011) "The U.S. Penal Experiment". In S. Palidda, (ed), Racial Criminalization of Migrants in the 21st Century. Burlington, VT: Ashgate. (pp. 133-144)[ Spanish translation: De Giorgi, A. (2011) "El Experimento Penal Americano". In S. Palidda, (ed), Criminalizacion racista de los migrantes en Europa. Granada: Editorial Comares, (pp. 151-160)]


[ French translation: De Giorgi, A. (2011) “L’expérience pénale américaine”. In S. Palidda, (ed), Mobilités humaines. Entre ambiguïtés, criminalisation raciste et aspiration à l’émancipation. Paris: éditions Karthala. (pp. 217-226)]

 

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Herrera, V.M. & Stuewig, J. (2011). Impact of child maltreatment and domestic violence. In Children Behaving Badly?  Exploring Peer Violence Between Children and Young People. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.   Chapter 11.

 

 

Dr. Sang Kil recently spoke on “Getting Engage with My Community” for the I Think Program at the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center.
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Dr. Sang Kil recently spoke to faculty and students in the Sociology Department at the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Her topics included scholar activism and media coverage of the “war” on the US-Mexico Border.
 
  • Several of our faculty members and students recently presented papers at the Western Society of Criminology Conference, held in Vancouver, Canada. Mark Correia and William Armaline presented preliminary findings from their research in the Oakland, CA, while Danielle Harris presented her research on criminal careers of sexual offenders. She also presented, with Alyssa Stupi (graduate student) her research on the effect of yoga on female youth offenders.
Correia, M. E. and Armaline, W.T. (2011). An Analysis of Perceptions of State Authority: Developing and Understanding of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigrant Status. The Annual Conference of the Western Society of Criminology, February 2011. Vancouver, Canada.
Stupi, A. & Harris, D. A. (2011). The Art of Yoga Project: Gender responsive program evaluation. Western Society of Criminology Conference, Vancouver, BC: February 2011.
Harris, D. A. (2011). Using Life History Plots to visualize the criminal careers of chronic sexual offenders. Western Society of Criminology Conference, Vancouver, BC: February 2011
 
  • Danielle Harris recently presented her research on criminal careers of sexual offenders at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in Toronto, Ontario:
Harris, D. A. (2011). Using Life History Plots to visualize the criminal careers of chronic sexual offenders. Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Toronto, ON: March 2011.
 
  • Steven Lee recently attended and presented his research at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting in Chicago:
Lee, Steven (2011). Bio Sample Storage in the 21st Century and beyond: The Cold War is Over, Get S.M.A.R.T. (Sample Management At Room Temperature). Chaired a workshop held at the 2011 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Meeting in Chicago.
Dinaro, E., Trogdon, C. and Lee, S.B. (2011). Optimizing DNA Storage at Room Temperature: Teflon Tubes Vs. Polypropylene Tubes. Poster presentation at the 2011 AAFS Meeting held in Chicago, IL.
Baker, B., Trogdon, C. and Lee, S.B. (2011). Analysis of N-4 STR Repeat Slippage with Amplification Enhancer on Low-quantity DNA Samples. Poster presentation at the 2011 AAFS Meeting held in Chicago, IL.
 
  • Our department held its first conference reception at the 2010 American Society of Criminology Conference in San Francisco. The reception was well attended by our colleagues and provided a great opportunity to showcase our department, college, and university. We would like to thank Dean Bullock for his generous support of the reception. Several of our faculty members and students also attended and presented their research.
Adams, E. (2010) ““We is prey”: Gendered reactions to violence.” Annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California, November.
Correia, M. E. and Armaline, W.T. (2010). Perceptions of Police Legitimacy and State Authority Across Race and Immigration. The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2010. San Francisco, CA
Correia, M. E. and Jenks, D. (2010). Officer Acceptance of Community Policing. The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2010. San Francisco, CA
De Giorgi, A. (2010). The Production of Illegality. The 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology, November 2010. San Francisco, CA.
Pedneault, A., Harris, D. A., & Knight, R. A. (2010). Toward a typology of sexual burglars. American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California: November, 2010.
Harris, D. A. (2010). Visualization of criminal careers and local life circumstances of a sample of chronic sexual offenders. American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California: November, 2010.
Nguyen, L. & Harris, D. A. (2010). Pathways to homicide in a sample of sexual offenders. American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California: November, 2010.
Kil, Sang (2010). “Immigration and ‘Operations’: Whiteness, Nativism, and the USA-Mexico Border.” American Society of Criminology, November 2010. San Francisco, CA.
Wallace, S., Harris, D. A., Francis, B., Soothill, K., Knight, R. (2010). Trajectory analysis of criminal careers of civilly committed sexual offenders. American Society of Criminology, San Francisco, California: November, 2010.
Lee, S.B., Armaline, W.T., Huffine, E. and Juno, M. (2010). Role of Forensic DNA in Human Rights, Mass Disaster and War Crime Investigations. Poster Presented at the 2010 American Society of Criminology meeting in SF, CA
 
  • Throughout 2010, our faculty presented their research at a variety of regional and national conferences. These presentations highlight the collaborative efforts our faculty, as they continue to work with their colleagues and students:
Armaline, W.T., Bramlett, D., & Wyld-Tracy, A. (2010).  Perceptions of State Authority Across Race, Class, and Immigration Status in the East Bay. Justice Studies Association Annual Meeting, University of Tennessee.
Correia, M. E. and Cohen, E. (2010). San Mateo Assessment Report. The Changing Face of America: A Conference on Immigration and Social Policy, San Jose, CA.
Correia, M. E. and Harris, D.A. (2010). Determinants of Informal Social Control of Latino Immigrants and Non-Immigrants. The 47th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, San Diego, CA
Correia, M. E. and Armaline, W.T. (2010). Attitudes Toward Police and State Authority Across Race and Immigration Status in the East Bay. Silicon Valley Center For Global Innovation and Immigration, Asilomar Retreat Program, January 2010. Asilomar, CA.
De Giorgi, A. (2010). Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL. Discussant: Author meets the critics (M. Lynch, Sunbelt Justice).
Harris, D. A. & Schatzel-Murphy, E. (2010). An Exploration of Impulsivity, Psychopathy, and Antisocial Behavior in a nonclinical sample of women. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Annual Research and Training Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: October, 2010.
Pedneault, A., Harris, D. A., & Knight, R. A. (2010). Toward a typology of sexual burglars. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Annual Research and Training Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: October, 2010.
Kil, Sang (2010). Organizer and moderator, “Youth Organizing and Outreach: Debug and YUCA creating social justice in the South Bay.” Workshop presentation at the US Social Forum; Wayne State University, Detroit: June 22-26.
Kil, Sang (2010). Discussant. “Immigrant Tales of Identity Panel.” Pacific Sociological Association, Oakland: April 8-11.
Kil, Sang, Grossman, B., & Garcia, G. (2010). “Description of the research: Mexican Immigrant Health in Silicon Valley,” Presented at the Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration (SVCGII), Asilomar, CA. January 29-31.
Leguizamo, A., Harris, D. A., & Lambine, M. E. (2010). Applicability of the Self-Regulation Model: Offender Type and Criminal Versatility/Specialization. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Annual Research and Training Conference, Phoenix, Arizona: October, 2010.
Harris, D. A. & Knight, R. A. (2010). Age and Type of Onset: Results from a sample of male sexual offenders referred for civil commitment. Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii: February, 2010.
Pedneault, A., Harris, D. A., & Knight, R. A. (2010). An exploration of burglary in the criminal careers of sexual offenders. Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii: February, 2010.
Pedneault, A., Harris, D. A., & Knight, R. A. (2010) Towards a typology of sexual burglars. Western Society of Criminology Annual Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii: February, 2010.
Trogdon, C., Nhan, P., Wang, C. and Lee, S.B. (2010). Enhancement Strategies for Overcoming PCR Inhibitors. Poster presented at the 21st International Symposium on Human Identification held October 2010 in San Antonio Texas.
Buban, L., Jermaine, J., Trogdon, C. and Lee, S.B. (2010). The Recovery of DNA on Improvised Incendiary Devices (Molotov Cocktails) Utilizing Various Fire Suppression Techniques. Oral paper delivered at the Spring CAC meeting in Oakland, CA.
Lee, S.B. and Shewale, J. (2010). Chaired a workshop entitled “Advances in Forensic DNA Analysis” Workshop held February 2010 at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting in Seattle WA.
Wang, C., Trogdon, C., Le, L., Meinenger, M., and Lee, S.B. (2010). Comparison of different amplification reagents for Alleviating Inhibitory Effects of Indigo Dye in PCR Abstract accepted for a poster presentation for the upcoming American Academy of Forensic Sciences meeting to be held February 2010 in Seattle, WA.