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Emily OwensProfessor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine

areas of expertise
  • Police training
  • Alcohol regulation
  • Immigration policy
  • Local economic development programs
  • Ph.D. in Economics, University of Maryland at College Park 2007
  • M.A. in Economics, University of Maryland at College Park 2005
  • B.S. in Applied Math and Economics, Brown University

Emily Owens is a Professor in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. She also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics. Professor Owens studies a wide range of topics in the economics of crime, including policing, sentencing, and the impact of local public policies on criminal behavior. Her research examines how government policies affect the prevalence of criminal activity as well as how agents within the criminal justice system, particularly police, prosecutors, and judges, respond to policy changes. Professor Owens is engaged in ongoing research projects on police training, alcohol regulation, immigration policy, and local economic development programs. Professor Owens received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland-College Park.

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