Charis Kubrin

California voters will get their chance to reform a controversial law that critics blame for a surge in retail thefts and brazen flash mob robberies. … “We have to dispense with this simplistic narrative that reforms are what caused the crime and the crime is what causes all of the retail problems that the retail establishments are reporting,” Charis Kubrin, a professor of Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine told the Sacramento Bee in November.

For the full story, please visit

connect with us


© UC Irvine School of Social Sciences - 3151 Social Sciences Plaza, Irvine, CA 92697-5100 - 949.824.2766