CPIP Internal Workshops 

CPIP convenes internal workshops on the third Thursday monthly during the school year where faculty affiliated with CPIP present work in progress. Contact Melinda Gormley to reserve a session. 


CPIP Internal Workshops Schedule, 2022-23

All events will be held from 3:30-4:30 PM.

Spring Quarter
June 1, 2023 - 3:30-4:30 PM - SBSG 1321
Charis E. Kubrin, Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society
Immigration and Crime: Is the Relationship Nonlinear?

Authors: Charis Kubrin, Iris Luo, and John Hipp

Research shows that immigration and crime are either not related or are negatively related across neighborhoods, contrary to social disorganization theory and consistent with the immigration revitalization thesis. This research, however, is largely silent as to any possible non-linear effects. Yet modeling a relationship as linear when it is nonlinear can result in biased estimates and lead to a faulty conclusion of no relationship. And, social theory offers sound reasons for why the immigration-crime association may be non-linear. Beyond basic arguments advanced in the immigration revitalization thesis, related explanations underscore potential concentration effects. Immigrant/ethnic enclave theory and racial threat theory, in particular, identify concentration effects that are likely to matter—albeit in different ways. Using a novel dataset with information on crime in over 15,000 neighborhoods across a diverse range of hundreds of U.S. cities, we examine whether or not the immigration-crime association is non-linear. We find that for both violent and property crime, a nonlinear relationship best captures the immigration-crime association. In further analyses, we attempt to determine the theoretical perspective with which the findings are most consistent.

Charis E. Kubrin is Professor of Criminology, Law and Society and (by courtesy) Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Kubrin’s research analyzes neighborhood correlates of crime, with an emphasis on race and violent crime. Recent work examines the immigration-crime nexus across neighborhoods and cities, as well as assesses the impact of criminal justice reform on crime rates. Professor Kubrin has received several national awards including the Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology; the Coramae Richey Mann Award from the Division on People of Color and Crime, the American Society of Criminology; and the W.E.B. DuBois Award and the Paul Tappan Award from the Western Society of Criminology. In 2019, she was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology.


Past Events

Police Contact, Stigma and Youth Social Context 
March 16, 2023 
Amanda Geller, Associate Professor of Criminology, Law and Society

Banking for the Culture: Black-owned Banks as Cultural Assets during the Subprime Lending Boom

February 16, 2023  
Asia Bento, Dean's Fellow and Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Feedback on a planned NIH R21 grant proposal
November 17, 2022 
Xin Xie, Assistant Professor of Language Science



CPIP Internal Workshops Schedule, 2021-22


Can federal child care policy increase child care worker income? Evidence from the Child Care and Development Fund Reauthorization

January 20, 12:30-1:30
Jade Jenkins, Associate Professor, Education, UCI


Serving Probation Clients in Los Angeles County: Challenges and Opportunities

February 17, 12:30-1:30
Thomas Schofield, County of Los Angeles Probation Department


The Causal Impact of Poverty Reduction on Infants and Their Families

March 17, 12:30-1:30
Greg Duncan, Distinguished Professor, Education, UCI


Seed Grant Lightning Round

April 21, 12:30-1:30
Seed Grant recipients




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