Hate Crime

Historic Victimization, A Modern Legal Invention, and a Complicated Criminal Justice Practice

Past Event
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016
12:30 PM — 1:30 PM
Vera Institute of Justice

Valerie Jenness is a Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society and in the Department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of four books, including two books on hate crime in the U.S., and many articles published in sociology, law, and criminology journals. Her work has been honored with awards from the American Sociological Association, Society for the Study of Social Problems, the Pacific Sociological Association, the Law and Society Association, the Western Society of Criminology, University of California, and Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. Professor Jenness has worked with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials at every level, from administrators at headquarters to wardens at prisons throughout the state to frontline officers working in the prisons; she has served on the Governor’s Rehabilitation Strike Team to assist with the implementation of AB 900, focusing on classification and endorsement; and more recently, she has worked with the Los Angeles Police Department and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to develop and implement innovative policy.