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Robert J. Durán

I have been at the University of Tennessee since 2014. I received my Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado in 2006 and I previously taught at New Mexico State University for eight years. My research focuses upon four areas: 1) gangs; 2) officer involved shootings; 3) disproportionate minority contact for juveniles; and 4)... Learn More


Gale Iles

Dr. Gale Iles is an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga.  She joined the department in 2006 after earning her doctorate in Criminal Justice from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington-Seattle,... Learn More


Anthony A. Peguero

Anthony A. Peguero is an Associate Professor of Sociology and research affiliate of the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention and Director of the Laboratory for the Study of Youth Inequality and Justice at Virginia Tech. His research interests involve youth violence, socialization and marginalization, schools, and the adaptation of the children immigrants. He serves... Learn More


Angela Bryant

Angela Bryant is an assistant professor of sociology at The Ohio State University-Newark. Her research focuses on theoretical and substantive questions concerning the organizational contexts of juvenile/criminal courts, racial/ethnic, gender, and class disparities in case processing decisions, and the implementation and consequences of formal/informal crime control policies and programs for juvenile and adult offenders. Learn More


Toya Like

Dr. Like’s research interests include multi-level assessments of risks for violent victimization, racial and ethnic variations in victimization, and the intersection between gender, race and class as it relates to victimization risks.  Her work is featured in peer-reviewed journals such as Crime & Delinquency, Deviant Behavior, and Violence and Victims, and also in books such as The Many... Learn More