Victor Rios: The Consequences of Mass Incarceration of Black and Latino Boys
Rios' research topics include inequality in America, school-to-prison pipeline, urban ethnography and law. His 2011 book, Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys (NYU Press), analyzes how juvenile crime policies and criminalization affect the everyday lives of urban youth. He has published on juvenile justice, masculinity, and race and crime in scholarly journals such as The Annals of the Academy of Political and Social Sciences, Latino Studies, and Critical Criminology. In 2011, Rios received the Harold J. Plous award at UCSB and in 2010 he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research. Professor Rios teaches courses in juvenile justice, sociology, ethnographic methods, and justice, law, and inequality.