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Claudio Vera Sanchez

Associate Professor, Deparment of Justice Studies, San Jose State University


Claudio Vera Sanchez received his PhD in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. His research interests are centered on how Latino and African American juveniles, from underprivileged neighborhoods, are criminalized by both nurturing (schools) and non-nurturing (police) institutions.

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