Lorine Hughes, PhD


Portrait of Professor Lori Hughes

Email Address: lorine.hughes@ucdenver.edu

Primary Phone: 303-315-2989

Office Hours: By appointment




Lorine Hughes earned her PhD in Sociology from Washington State University in 2003. Her interests include street gangs, criminological theory, comparative criminology, and quantitative methods and social network analysis. She has taught numerous courses, including corrections; race, crime and justice; gang patterns and policies; criminological theory; and graduate and undergraduate statistics. Dr. Hughes’s published work appears in journals such as Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, British Journal of Criminology, and Journal of Research on Adolescence. She serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Criminal Justice and Justice Quarterly and is Executive Counselor on the board of the American Society of Criminology.

Areas of Expertise

street gangs, criminological theory testing, comparative criminology, quantitative methodology, social network analysis

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology
Washington State University

Master of Arts in Sociology
Washington State University

Bachelor of Science in Sociology and History
Oregon State University

Curriculum Vitae


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