Study: immigration made Southern California stronger

The large influx of Asian and Latino immigrants into Southern California in the past 50 years has resulted in less crime, lower joblessness and more stable property values, according to a UC Irvine study.

Study posits a theory of moral behavior

Sociologists at UC Riverside have developed a theory of the moral self that may help explain the ethical lapses in the banking, investment and mortgage lending industries that nearly ruined the U.S. economy.

What if a president served 42 years?

A UC Berkeley doctoral student in sociology and demography has published a chart on CNN Opinion showing the number of years world leaders have been in power.

Women with PTSD may have increased health risk

UCSF researchers found that women who have post-traumatic stress disorder are more likely age faster, and they have a higher risk for diseases than men.

Study endorses maximum-security inmates in lower-level California prisons

An 18 month study by researchers at UC Berkeley, Davis and Irvine comes as a new state law sends thousands of lower-level offenders to local jails instead of state prisons.

UC research resource center to serve San Joaquin Valley

A new UC Merced center aims to improve the lives of the San Joaquin Valley's most underserved residents by empowering them to engage in research that supports their community's issues.

Three strikes law fails to reduce crime

A UC Riverside study finds that decreased alcohol consumption is responsible for significant drop in crime nationwide, not tougher sentencing policies.

Driving while buzzed: no amount of alcohol is safe

A study by two UC San Diego sociologists found that drivers who consumed even a single drink before getting behind the wheel were more likely than sober drivers to get into car crashes.