C. Ronald Huff

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Professor Emeritus, Criminology, Law & Society
School of Social Ecology
Professor (Without Salary), Sociology
School of Social Sciences

Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1974, Sociology

Phone: (949) 798-9281
Fax: (949) 824-1845
Email: rhuff@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
2375 SEII
Mail Code: 7080
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Crime and public policy; wrongful convictions; youth gangs
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Academic Distinctions
Fellow, American Society of Criminology, 2002
President, American Society of Criminology, 2000 - 2001
August Vollmer Award, American Society of Criminology, 2015
Gerhard O.W. Mueller International Award,
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2010
Outstanding Academic Book Award, Choice (Assn. of College and Research
Libraries, American Library Association), 1996
Herbert Bloch Award, American Society of Criminology, 1994
Paul Tappan Award, Western Society of Criminology, 1993
Donald R. Cressey Award, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 1992
Phi Beta Delta Society for International Scholars, The Ohio State University, 1987
Outstanding Teaching Award, School of Public Policy & Management
The Ohio State University, 1985
Fellow, Western Society of Criminology, 1982
First Prize, Research Paper Competition, New England School of Law, 1981
National Security Award, The Mershon Foundation, 1980
President, Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society
The Ohio State University, 1973 - 1974
First Prize, Graduate Student Research Paper Competition
American Society of Criminology, 1973
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (top 10% of class)
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1970
Research Abstract
C. Ronald Huff is professor emeritus in the Department of Criminology, Law, and Society at UC Irvine and former dean of the School of Social Ecology (1999 - 2009). He is also professor emeritus in the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University, where he directed both the School (1994 - 1999) and the Criminal Justice Research Center (1979 - 1999). He has also taught at both Purdue University (1976 - 1979) and at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu)(1995). His publications include 13 books and more than 100 journal articles and book chapters. He has served as a consultant on gangs, youth violence, and public policy to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; the F.B.I. National Academy; the U.S. Department of Justice; the attorneys general of California, Ohio, and Hawaii; and numerous other agencies and organizations throughout the nation and served for many years as a consultant to the Columbus (Ohio) Police Strategic Response Bureau and on the advisory boards of both the National Gang Center and the Center for Juvenile Law and Policy at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He currently serves on the national advisory board of the Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research and Education at Case Western Reserve University.
Publications
BOOKS:
Huff, C.R. and M. Killias (eds.), Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems. New York and London: Routledge/Taylor & Francis 2013, 431 pp.

Huff, C.R. and M. Killias (eds.), Wrongful Conviction: International Perspectives on Miscarriages of Justice. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2008, 318 pp.

Huff, C.R. (ed.), Gangs in America III. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, November 2002, 332 pp.

Flannery, D., and C.R. Huff (eds.). Youth Violence: Prevention, Intervention, and Social Policy. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press, 1999, 322 pp.

Huff, C .R. (ed.). Gangs in America (2nd edition). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996, 322 pp.

Huff, C.R., A. Rattner, and E. Sagarin. Convicted but Innocent: Wrongful Conviction and Public Policy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 1996, 180 pp. (Outstanding Academic Book Award, Choice, Association of College & Research Libraries, American Library Association)

Goldstein, A.P., and C.R. Huff (eds.). The Gang Intervention Handbook. Champaign, IL: Research Press, 1993, 522 pp.

Huff, C.R. (ed.). Gangs in America. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1990, 351 pp.

Ball, R.A., C.R. Huff, and J.R. Lilly. House Arrest and Correctional Policy: Doing Time at Home. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, 1988, 180 pp.

Barak-Glantz, I., and C.R. Huff (eds.). The Mad, the Bad, and the Different: Essays in Honor of Simon Dinitz. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath, 1981, 280 pp.

Conner, R.F., and C.R. Huff. Attorneys as Activists: Evaluating the American Bar Association's BASICS Program. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1979, 261 pp.

Huff, C.R. (ed.). Contemporary Corrections: Social Control and Conflict. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage Publications, 1977, 160 pp.

Huff, C.R., R.F. Conner, and G. Geis. Planning Correctional Reform. Washington, DC: American Bar Association, 1975, 282 pp.

RECENT ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS:
Huff, C.R. and M. Naughton. “Wrongful Conviction Reforms in the United States and the United Kingdom: Taking Stock.” In E. W. Plywaczewski (ed.), Current Problems of the Penal Law and Criminology, Volume 7. Warsaw, Poland: Wolters Kluwer Publishing, 2016 (in press).

Huff, C.R. “Research with Considerations of Use: Problem-Driven Research and Attempts to Improve Public Policy and Practice.” Criminology & Public Policy, 2016, 15(4): 5 – 15.

Huff, C.R. “Wrongful Convictions: Psychological and Criminal Justice System Contributors.” In A. Kapardis and D.P. Farrington (eds.), The Psychology of Crime, Policing and Courts. New York and London: Routledge, 2016 (in press).

Huff, C.R. and J. Barrows. “Documenting Gang Activity: Intelligence Databases.” Pp. 59-77 in S.H. Decker and D.C. Pyrooz (eds.), The Handbook of Gangs. New York: Wiley, 2015.

Barrows, J. and C.R. Huff, “Les bases de données et les politiques publiques” (“Gang Databases and Public Policy Issues”). Pp. 282 – 298 in J.P. Guay and C. Fredette (eds.) Le phenomene des gangs de rue: Théories, évaluations interventions (Treatise on Street Gangs : Theories, Evaluations and Interventions). Montréal: Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal (University of Montreal Press), 2014.

Killias, M. and C.R. Huff, “Wrongful Convictions under a Consensual Criminal Justice System.”
Pp. 407-415 in C. Kelk, F. Koenraadt, and D. Siegel (eds.), Veelzijdige gedachten: Liber amicorum prof. dr. Chrisje Brants (Dutch title), (Versatile Mind: Liber Amicorum Professor Chrisje Brants (English translation). The Haag, Netherlands: Boom/Lemma Publishers, 2013.

Huff, C.R. “Wrongful Convictions: Implications for Psychology and Law.” Pp. 165-173 in A. Kuhn et al (eds.), Criminology, Criminal Policy and Criminal Law in an International Perspective. Bern, Switzerland: Stämpfli Verlag, 2013.

Huff, C.R. “Wrongful Convictions, Miscarriages of Justice, and Political Repression: Challenges for Transitional Justice.” Pp. 357-369 in C. R. Huff and M. Killias (eds.), Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Huff, C.R. and M. Killias, “Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice in Comparative Perspective: Preface and Introduction.” Pp. 1-12 in C.R. Huff and M. Killlias (eds.), Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Killias, M. and C.R. Huff, “Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice - What Did We Learn?” Pp. 373-396 in C.R. Huff and M. Killias (eds.), Wrongful Convictions and Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Remedies in North American and European Criminal Justice Systems. New York: Routledge, 2013.

Huff, C. R. “Transitional Justice and Convictions Based on Political Repression.” Pp. 241 – 250 in E. W. Plywaczewski (ed.), Current Problems of the Penal Law and Criminology, Volume 5. Warsaw, Poland: Wolters Kluwer Publishing, 2012.

Huff, C.R. “”Wrongful Convictions in North American and European Justice Systems.” Pp. 227-235 in W. Plywaczewsi (ed.), Organized Crime and Terrorism: Reasons, Manifestations, Counteractions. Olsztyn, Poland: University of Warmia and Mazury, 2011.

Huff, C.R. and F.R. Scarpitti, “The Origins and Development of Containment Theory: Walter C. Reckless and Simon Dinitz.” Pp. 277-294 in F. T. Cullen, C.L. Jonson, A.J. Myer, and F. Adler (eds.), The Origins of American Criminology (Advances in Criminological Theory, Vol. 16). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2011.

Huff, C. R. “Conclusions from an International Overview.” Pp. 39 – 48 in M. Jolicoeur, International Perspectives on Wrongful Convictions. Washington, DC: National Institute of Justice, International Center, 2010.

Barrows, J., and C.R. Huff, “Gangs and Public Policy: Constructing and Deconstructing Gang Databases.” Criminology & Public Policy, 2009, 8(4): 675 – 703.
Professional Society
American Society of Criminology (President, 2000 - 2001)
Other Experience
Associate Professor/Professor, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
The Ohio State University 1979—1999

Director, John Glenn School of Public Affairs
The Ohio State University 1994—1999

Director, Criminal Justice Research Center
The Ohio State University 1979—1999

Fellow, Center for Law, Policy, and Social Science, Moritz College of Law
The Ohio State University 1998—1999

Center Scholar, Center for Health Outcomes, Policy, and Evaluation Studies, College of Medicine and Public Health
The Ohio State University 1998—1999

Professor of Sociology (Without Salary)
The Ohio State University 1997—1999

Visiting Professor of Sociology
University of Hawaii at Manoa (Honolulu) 1995—1995

Assistant Professor of Sociology and Director, Applied Sociology Program
Purdue University 1976—1979

Assistant Professor, Program in Social Ecology
University of California, Irvine 1974—1976

Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Sociology
The Ohio State University 1972—1974

Last updated
05/29/2016