Chancellor’s Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, Sociology, and Law
3393 Social Ecology II
Criminology, Law and Society
criminology, victimization, control theory, lifestyle theory, self-control, criminal justice policy
From 2000 until 2012 Professor Gottfredson was Professor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California, Irvine. From 2012 until 2014 he was President of the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the University of California, he was Professor of Management and Policy, Law, Sociology, and Psychology at teh University of Arizona, where he also served as Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. He has also held faculty positions The Claremont Graduate School, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and the State University of New York at Albany.He received his A.B. from the University of California at Davis and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Professor Gottfredson’s research and teaching specialties are theories of crime and delinquency and victimization, and the criminal justice system. He has published numerous books and articles in the professional literature about the causes of crime and about crime policy. He has frequently consulted with state, county and federal governments concerning criminal justice policy.Dr. Gottfredson has served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center, a private not-for-profit corporation in New York, and on the board of directors for The Parent Connection, the Crime and Justice Research Center, the Orange County United Way, OCTANe, Crystal Cove Conservancy, and the UCI Medical center.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and the Western Society of Criminology. In 1996 he was selected as the Andersen Professor of the Year in the College of Business and Public Administration at Arizona. He served on the Arizona Governor’s Juvenile Justice Commission and was a member of the Arizona Town Hall. At the University of Arizona he was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. “Distinguished Leadership Award”, the Association of Women Faculty “Outstanding Support of Equity Award” and the College of Fine Arts “Bravissimo Award.” At UCI he has been the recipient of the “Extraordinarius Award” and the “Excellence in Equity Award”. In 2001 he was given the Paul Tappan Award by the Western Society of Criminology for “outstanding contributions to criminology” and in 2003 the Richard McGee Award by the American Justice Institute for “outstanding contributions to crime and delinquency theory.” In 2016 he was named “Chancellor’s Professor” at UCI.