Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Justice, New Mexico State University
Dr. Mercedes Valadez is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University. She received her BA in Criminal Justice from California State University, Bakersfield, MS in Criminology from California State University, Fresno and PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University. Her research focuses on courts and sentencing, immigration and Latinos. Her current work examines the effects of race/ethnicity and citizenship/legal status on sentencing decisions.