Education PhD. 1983 (Sociology) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California M. A. 1978



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April 2014

Cheryl Lee Maxson

Department of Criminology, Law and Society

2309 Social Ecology II

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, California 92697-7080

(949) 824-5150

cmaxson@uci.edu


Education
PhD. 1983 (Sociology) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

M.A. 1978 (Sociology) University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

B.A. 1974 (Sociology) Occidental College, Los Angeles, California


Positions
2012—Visiting Scholar, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Onati, Spain
2011—Affiliated Faculty, Masters of Public Policy, University of California, Irvine
2008—Visiting Scholar, Institute of Criminology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
2003 – Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine.
2000 - Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine.
1994  Research Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Southern California. Appointed Research Assistant Professor in 1983.

1993 - Director, Center for Research on Crime and Social Control, Social Science Research Institute, University of Southern California. Research Associate since 1983.



Main Research Interests
Crime and Delinquency: Youth Violence, Juvenile Justice System, Community-based Responses to Crime, and Policing

Street Gangs

Program Evaluation
Awards and Honors

Paul Tappan Award, Western Society of Criminology, 2009

Elected Vice-President, American Society of Criminology, 2009-2011

Faculty Fellow, University of California Washington Center, Fall 2004

Fellow, Western Society of Criminology, 2003

Elected Executive Counselor, American Society of Criminology, 1999-2002

Joseph Lohman Award, Western Society of Criminology, 1999

Elected President, Western Society of Criminology, 1997

Fellow, Southern California Studies Center, University of Southern California, 1996
Membership in Professional Organizations

American Society of Criminology


European Society of Criminology

European Gang Research Program Network


Homicide Research Working Group


Western Society of Criminology




Publications:



A. Books

C. Maxson, A. Egley, J. Miller and M. Klein (Eds.). The Modern Gang Reader, Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.




F.A. Esbensen and C. Maxson. Youth Gangs in International Perspective: Results from the Eurogang Program of Research. New York: Springer, 2012.




M. Klein and C. Maxson. Street Gang Patterns and Policies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Reprinted excerpts in C. Maxson, A. Egley, J. Miller and M. Klein (Eds.). The Modern Gang Reader, Fourth Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.




Egley, A., C. Maxson, J. Miller and M. Klein (Eds.). The Modern Gang Reader, Third Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company, 2005.




M. Klein, H. J. Kerner, C. Maxson and E. Weitekamp (Eds.). The Eurogang Paradox: Street Gangs and Youth Groups in the U.S. and Europe. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001.

J. Miller, C. Maxson and M. Klein (Eds.). The Modern Gang Reader, Second Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company, 2001.

C. Maxson and M. Klein. Responding to Troubled Youth. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.
M. Klein, C. Maxson and J. Miller (Eds.). The Modern Gang Reader, First Edition. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Publishing Company, 1995.


  1. Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Government Publications




S. Haymoz, C. Maxson & M. Killias, “Street Gang Participation in Europe: A Comparison of Correlates.” European Journal of Criminology. DOI: 10.1177/1477370813511385, forthcoming.




J. Sumner, L. Sexton, V. Jenness & C. Maxson, “The (Pink) Elephant in the Room: The Structure and Experience of Race and Violence in the Lives of Transgender Prisoners in California.” In S. Jackson (ed.) The International Handbook of Race, Class and Gender. London: Routledge, forthcoming.




C. Maxson, “Don’t Shoot the Messenger: The Utility of Gang Risk Research in Program Targeting and Content.” Policy essay in Criminology & Public Policy, DOI:10.1111/1745-9133.12052, forthcoming.




C. Maxson, “Bringing Gangs and Girls Back In.” In F.T. Cullen, P.Wilcox, R. J. Sampson and B. D. Dooley (eds.), Challenging Criminological Theory: The Legacy of Ruth Kornhauser. Advances in Criminological Theory, vol. 19. New Brunswick, N.J.: Transaction Publications, forthcoming.




K. Hennigan, C. Maxson, D. Sloane, K. Kolnick and F. Vindel, “Identifying High-Risk Youth for Secondary Gang Prevention.” Journal of Crime and Justice, DOI:10.1080/0735648X.2013.831208, 2013.

F.A. Esbensen and C. Maxson, “The Eurogang Program of Research.” The Criminologist, 38(3):31-33, 2013.



C.Maxson, “The Paradox Revisited: Recent Research on Street Gangs in Europe.” In F. Leinfelt and A. Rostami (eds.), The Stockholm Gang Model. Stockholm: Elanders Sverige AB, Stockholm County Police, 2012.




C. Maxson, “Betwixt and Between Street and Prison Gangs: Defining Gangs and Structures in Youth Correctional Facilities.” In F.A. Esbensen and C. Maxson (eds.), Youth Gangs in International Perspective: Results from the Eurogang Program of Research. New York: Springer, 2012.




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