Although we are unable to see you in person at this year’s American Sociological Association conference, we’d still love for you to “stop by the booth” and meet with us virtually. Our Editors are taking brief Zoom appointments over the next couple of weeks.

Maura Roessner, Senior Editor
Criminology, Law & Society, Law

“I acquire books in criminology and law, and our publishing program in these areas acts as a catalyst for change, one that showcases a rich fabric of global, multi-disciplinary inquiry that informs pressing questions about—and creative solutions to—equal access to justice in the world.

It’s a vibrant, award-winning destination for critical voices that confront the criminal justice crisis and interregotate the ways in which the law drives inequality. Many of our authors identify as scholar-activists, and they work tirelessly to dismantle systems of oppression in marginalized communities and throughout the criminal legal system.

Our titles speak to the urgent debates roiling in our country right now about how to reform or rethink the building blocks of criminal injustice: racial inequities, parole, cash bail, police brutality, carceral politics, immigration detention, surveillance, and police-community relations, just for starters. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with a pitch if you’re working in these areas.”

Interested in publishing your work with Maura and UC Press?
Schedule a meeting

  • Want to pitch your book? Come prepared with clear statements of your argument, your audience, and why you want to write this book.
  • Don’t yet have a pitch, or still in dissertation mode? Stop by with your publishing questions!
  • Are you a UC Press author and want to catch up? Feel free to drop in to say hello! Bring your friends!

Learn more about Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Law and Society and see what it takes to write a strong book proposal.

Visit the virtual exhibit