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Kristin A. Bates Cal State University, San Marcos

Kristin A. Bates is Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Justice Studies at California State University, San Marcos. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington where she concentrated in criminology and social control. She has been teaching juvenile delinquency in both large and small sections for more than 20 years. Her research is in the area of inequality and social justice, with a specific focus on issues of race and social control. Her current research project with Richelle Swan looks at gang injunctions’ impact on the community in Southern California. She is the co-editor, with Richelle Swan, of Through the Eye of Katrina: Social Justice in the United States (2nd ed.) and co-author of Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective (2nd ed.) and Perspectives in Deviance and Social Control (with Michelle Inderbitzin and Randy Gainey).