University of California, Riverside

Presley Center

Past Events

Past Events

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 2018 California Attorney General Debate (Hosted by the University of California, Riverside (UCR), UCR School of Public Policy, UCR Office of Governmental and Community Relations, UCR Robert Presley Center of Crime & Justice Studies, and Best Best & Krieger)

Steven Bailey (Former Superior Court Judge), Xavier Becerra (California Attorney General), Eric Early (Attorney at Law, Early, Sullivan, Wright, Gizer & McRae LLP), and Dave Jones (California Insurance Commissioner)

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., UCR Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main Street Riverside, CA 92501


Friday, April 13, 2018 | "A Closer Look at Sex Trafficking: A Discussion by Researchers and Practitioners"

Sheldon Zhang (UMass Lowell, Chairman of School of Criminology and Justice Studies), Gregory J. DeAngelo (Assistant Professor, Economics, West Virginia University), Michael A. Ramos (San Bernardino District Attorney), Tara Willey (Senior Probation Officer), Christina Kiritz Arnold (Prevent Human, Rebecca Pfeffer (University of Houston-Downtown)

12:00-5:00 p.m., UCR Alumni & Visitors Center


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 | "Beyond Carceral Violence: Storytelling about Women’s Incarceration"

A Mini-conference, co-sponsored by the Blum Initiative

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1109 & 1113
  • This mini-conference is organized by Labor Studies at UCR and is co-sponsored by the Blum Initiative for Global and Regional Poverty, Center for Social Innovation, Department of Gender & Sexuality Studies, Department of Media & Cultural Studies, Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies, and the Women’s Resource Center at UCR and the UC Center for Collaborative Research for an Equitable California.


Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | "A Multidimensional Model to Explain Violent Extremism"

Pete Simi, PhD (Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Chapman University)

12:30-2:00 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Understanding the Strange World of Political Advocacy

Joe Dunn, Former California State Senator

12:30-2:00 p.m., Humanities 1500

Thursday, February 9, 2017 | Blum & Presley Center Symposium: Homelessness, Crime, and Public Policy

Co-sponsored by the Blum Initiative and Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies

12:00 to 5:00 p.m., UCR Alumni and Visitors Center

Monday, October 24, 2016 | Presley Center Seminar: "Empirical Analysis and the Fate of Capital Punishment"

John J. Donohue, Stanford Law School and NBER

2:10-3:30 p.m., Interdisciplinary South 1113

May 20, 2016 | "California Corrections: Reform, Recidivism, & Crime"

Opening Remarks by Robert Presley (Former California State Senator) and Linda Penner (Chair and Board of State and Community Corrections) with various panelists.

February 10, 2016 | "The AB-109 Realignment Challenge: The Crime & Recidivism Continuum"

Richard Alvarado (Chief Deputy Warden (Retired), California Institution for Men)

October 23-25, 2015 | Inaugural UC Conference on Social Science and Law

Inaugural UC Conference on Social Science and Law was held at the Beckman Center at the University of California, Irvine October 23 – 25, 2015.

October 15-16, 2015 | Association for Criminal Justice Conference

The Association for Criminal Justice Conference was held in Irvine, CA on October 15-16, 2015.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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4133 CHASS Interdisciplinary South
Tel: (951) 827-4604
Fax: (951) 827-7394

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