James W. Meeker

Professor, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology

PH.D., State University of New York, Buffalo
J.D., State University of New York, Buffalo

Phone: (949) 824-1463
Fax: (949) 824-2056
Email: jwmeeker@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
300 H SE1
Mail Code: 5150
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Sociology of law, criminal justice, research methodology, statistics
Research Abstract
James W. Meeker received his J.D. and Ph.D. in sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is a full professor in the department of Criminology, Law and Society and is currently the Associate Dean for the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI).

He currently serves on the board of directors for the Public Law Society of Orange County and is a member to the California Commission on Access to Justice. From 1995 to 2001 he was the Director of the Orange County Gang Incident Tracking System, a cooperative effort between UCI and the Orange County Chief's & Sheriff Association, tracking gang crime in Orange CountyHis research interests include the sociology of law, criminology and applied research methodology and statistics with particular emphasis on policy analysis. Currently he is working on Geographic Information Systems and the application of this technology to the analysis of gang incidents in Orange County. In addition, he is applying this technology to the analysis of legal needs in the poverty community and the delivery of legal services by legal aid organizations. He has published in the areas of gangs, procedural justice, access to justice for the poor, legal services delivery mechanisms, domestic violence and the impact of criminological research on policy, and prosecutorial strategies against organized crime.
For most recent publications and vita see http://www.seweb.uci.edu/faculty/meeker/
2000 Meeker, J.W., Dombrink, J., and Mallett, L., "Access to Justice for the Poor and Moderate Income Populations: Issues for California Latinos," The Justice Professional, Vol. 13, Pp. 91-102.
1997 Vila, B., Meeker, J. W., "A Regional Gang Incident Tracking System," Journal of Gang Research, Spring Vol. 4 No. 3 Pp.23-36.
1996 Rimsha, N., Waitzkin, H., Pe-a, I., Meeker, J., Eastman, S., and Wylie, S., "Local Research and Legal Advocacy for the Medically Indigent in Orange County, California," American Journal of Public Health Vol. 86 No. 6 (June) Pp. 883-885.
1986 Meeker, J.W. "State Supreme Court" Litigants and Their Disputes: The Impact of Socioeconomic Development From 1870 to 1970. New York: GarlandPublishing, Inc.
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