Claudio Vera Sanchez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago



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Professor Bio

My research interests are centered on how Latino and African American juveniles, from underprivileged neighborhoods, are criminalized by both nurturing (e.g., schools) and non-nurturing (e.g., police) institutions.

My research interests also involve channeling at-risk Latino and African American youth, some who have been previously gang affiliated, to a path of success (e.g., college).

Research and Teaching Interests

Statistics; Quantitative Research Methods; Juvenile Delinquency; The policing of Latino and African American youth.

Selected Publications

Vera Sanchez, C. G. & Adams E. B. (2011).  Sacrificed on the altar of public safety:  The policing of Latino and African American youth.  Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 27, 322-341

Vera Sanchez, C. G., Rosenbaum D. P. (2011). Racialized policing: Officers’ voices on policing Latino and African American neighborhoods.  Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice, 9, 152-178.