John D. Dombrink

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Professor, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1981, Sociology

Phone: (949) 824-6223, 5575
Fax: (949) 824-3001

University of California, Irvine
2315 SE II
Mail Code: 7080
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Crime and criminal justice, law and morality
Research Abstract
Prof. Dombrink is co-author of The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos (with William N. Thompson, University of Nevada Press, 1990) and co-author of Dying Right: The Death With Dignity Movement (with Daniel Hillyard, Routledge, 2001) and is author of several articles on the legal treatment of vice, and organized crime and its control. He is completing a study of the implementation of California's Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act of 2000. He is currently working on a book examing the changing legal treatment of victimless crime (drug reform, gambling, gay rights and assisted suicide) in the United States.
Daniel Hillyard and John Dombrink (2001) Dying Right: The Death With Dignity Movement. New York: Routledge, 2001
John Dombrink and Daniel Hillyard (1998) "Manifestations of Social Agency in the 1994 Reform of Oregon's Assisted Suicide Law," Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 1.
John Song and John Dombrink (1996) "Good Guys' and Bad Guys': Media, Asian Criminals and the Framing of a Criminal Event," Amerasia, Vol. 22, No. 3,pp. 25-46.
John Dombrink and William N. Thompson (1990) The Last Resort: Success and Failure in Campaigns for Casinos. Reno: University of Nevada Press.
Other Experience
Faculty advisor
MAS program 2003—2004

Criminology Outreach Program 1999—2004

Social Ecology Mentor-Mentee Program 1984—2004

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