University of California, Riverside

Presley Center


Steve Clark

Steven Clark

Director, Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies

Steven Clark earned his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at Indiana University and came to UCR where for many years he conducted research on human memory that had little or no relevance to the criminal justice system. His career trajectory changed in 1993 when he was asked to testify as an expert on eyewitness identification in a murder trial in Indio, California. Since then Clark has written extensively on eyewitness memory and eyewitness identification and has consulted with law enforcement, and defense and prosecuting attorneys. He has spoken at meetings of the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National District Attorneys Association. He is currently on the editorial board of Law and Human Behavior.

Sharon Oselin

Sharon Oselin

Associate Director, Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies

Sharon S. Oselin is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Riverside. Much of her work focuses on crime and deviance, with a particular emphasis on sex work. In addition to a number of journal articles, she is the author of Leaving Prostitution: Getting Out and Staying Out of Sex Work (2014, NYU Press). She is currently working on a project that examines the ways in which gentrification impacts those engaged in the illicit shadow economy by drawing on the case of street-based sex workers in Washington DC.

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