Danny Gascón received his MA and BA in Criminal Justice at
California State University, San Bernardino, and earned his Ph.D.
in Criminology, Law & Society at the University of California,
Irvine. His research interests lie at the intersection of urban
criminology, law and society, and race and ethnic relations, and is
principally concerned with critical approaches to the study of
urban policing, punishment and inequality, and gang and youth
culture. Danny currently teaches Criminology, Juvenile Justice,
Policing, and the Sociology of Law.
His recent and forthcoming scholarly work focuses on the
practices and products of legal institutions in various contexts.
Danny's dissertation, for instance, draws on more than
five years of ethnographic research on police-community relations,
and intracommunity racial conflicts in South Los Angeles. Other
work includes qualitative examinations of intergang and interracial
conflict in South Los Angeles, as well as labeling and the social
constructions of race among inmates in California's youth
prison system, the Division of Juvenile Justice. Danny is a member
of the American Society of Criminology, the Law and Society
Association, the American Sociological Association, and the
American Anthropological Association.