The Department Welcomes Multiple Faculty To Its Ranks In 2016
Kirk R. Williams,
Professor. Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Arizona, Tucson. His research focuses on the causes and prevention of violence, particularly involving youth or adult intimate partners, with the most recent publications addressing bullying, juvenile offending, and domestic violence risk assessment.
Emily G. Owens,
Associate Professor. Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland-College Park. Her research examines whether government policies can reduce crime. Recently, she has begun to focus on examining the impact of policing strategies on crime and legitimacy, as well as on indigent defense.
Assistant Professor. Ph.D. in Sociology at University of California, Los Angeles. She is working on a collaborative project examining the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, specifically how gang membership status is used in immigration civil enforcement and criminal prosecution for immigration-related offenses.
Hillary L. Berk,
Assistant Teaching Professor. Ph.D. from the Jurisprudence and Social Policy program at the University of California, Berkeley and J.D. from Northwestern School of Law. Her research examines the ways in which social norms about gender, family, and work both constitute and are constituted by a variety of legal practices and institutions, particularly when law interfaces with science and reproduction.
They join a diverse and distinguished faculty in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society