Kristin Bates is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University San Marcos. Her current research examines the impact of suppression policies such as Civil Gang Injunctions on communities, families, and individuals. She has co-authored several books, including an examination of social justice in the United States using Hurricane Katrina as the case study, deviance and social control, and juvenile delinquency. She earned her PhD in Sociology from the University of Washington in 1998 and has been a faculty member at Cal State San Marcos ever since.
Richelle S. Swan is an Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology, Law & Society from the University of California, Irvine, and her M.S. in Justice Studies from Arizona State University. She teaches a number of classes related to delinquency, crime, law & social justice. Her ongoing research projects include the impact of gang injunction laws on Southern California communities (with Kristin Bates), as well the intersection of gender and race issues and transformative justice programs and movements. Past research has included works on topics such as problem solving courts, welfare fraud diversion, restorative justice, and social justice movements. She is the co-author and editor of Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (2nd edition) and the Instructor's Manual (with Kristin Bates, 2010) and Spicing Up Sociology: The Use of Films in Sociology Courses (with Marisol Clark-Ibï¿½ï¿½ez, 2009).