Charis Kubrin

Charis Kubrin is a Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of California, Irvine and co-Director of the Irvine Laboratory for the Study of Space and Crime. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Washington.

Her research focuses on neighborhoods, race, and violence as central to social disorganization theory, with an adjacent thread of research dealing with the intersection of music, culture, and social identity.

Representative Publications

Kubrin, Charis E., John R. Hipp, and Young-An Kim. “Different than the Sum of Its Parts: Examining the Unique Impacts of Immigrant Groups on Neighborhood Crime Rates.” Journal of Quantitative Criminology: 1-36.

Kubrin, Charis E., and Scott A. Desmond. “The Power of Place Revisited: Why Immigrant Communities Have Lower Levels of Adolescent Violence.” Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice 13.4 (2015): 345-366.

Kubrin, Charis E., and Erik Nielson. “Rap on Trial.” Race and Justice 4.3 (2014): 185-211.

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