Michael R. Gottfredson
Professor, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology
Executive Vice Chancellor
Other not listed
PH.D., State University of New York, Albany
Phone: (949) 824-7173
University of California, Irvine
Mail Code: 1000
Irvine, CA 92697
Criminology, delinquency, crime & public policy, white-collar
Prior to assuming the position of Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of California, Irvine, (July, 2000) Michael R. Gottfredson was Vice President for Undergraduate Education at The University of Arizona and Professor of Management and Policy, Law, Sociology, and Psychology.In 1999, he served briefly as Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.He joined the University of Arizona in 1985, after teaching at the Claremont Colleges, the University of Illinois at Urbana, and the State University of New York at Albany.He received his A.B. from the University of California at Davis and the Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Albany.
Professor Gottfredson's research and teaching specialties are crime and the criminal justice system. He is the author of several books, including Personal Liberty and Community Safety (1995); The Generality of Deviance (1994); and A General Theory of Crime (1990). He has published numerous articles in the professional literature about the causes of crime and crime policy. He has frequently consulted with state, county and federal governments concerning criminal justice policy.Dr. Gottfredson has served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center, a private not-for-profit corporation in New York, and on the board of directors for The Parent Connection in Tucson and for the Crime and Justice Research Center in Philadelphia.
He is a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and in 1996 was selected as the Andersen Consulting Professor of the Year in the College of Business and Public Administration.
Recently, he served on the Arizona Governor's Juvenile Justice Commission and was a member of the Arizona Town Hall. At the University of Arizona he was the recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. "Distinguished Leadership Award", the Association of Women Faculty "Outstanding Support of Equity Award" and the College of Fine Arts "Bravissimo Award."