Berkeley Law Professor Franklin Zimring has won the top international honor in criminology, the Stockholm Prize. Noted among his accomplishments cited by the award committee were his books, Crime is Not the Problem: Lethal Violence in America (with Gordon Hawkins) and The City That Became Safe. Professor Zimring joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 1985. He shares this award with Duke University economist Philip Cook, who earned his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. The full story is here.
CRSC faculty affiliate G. Cristina Mora is quoted in an LA Times piece about recent polling that found that a majority of California voters from both parties agree that immigrants make the US "a better place to live."
Tolani Britton, Assistant Professor of Education and CRSC affiliated faculty member, has a new article, “The Best Laid Plans: Postsecondary Educational Expectations and College Enrollment in Massachusetts,” in the Journal of Higher Education. Based on an analysis of public school students’ college expectations and eventual enrollment, Britton found that while in general, college expectations are a good predictor of enrollment, both Black and Latinx students are less likely than their White peers to have college enrollment outcomes that mirror their expectations, after controlling for academic preparation