The Center for Law & Human Behavior

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO

Steering Committee

 

 

 

 

LEANNE F. ALARID
LEANNE F. ALARID, Ph.D.

Department of Criminal Justice

Research focus:
Evaluation of supervision strategies and treatment programs within community corrections and institutional correction facilities; Youth and adult offender behavior (committing crime, behavior while under correctional supervision, and/or recidivism); Gender, crime, and victimization; Criminal justice staff discretion/decision making; Justice responses to offenders with mental illness.

   

STEPHEN L. CRITES
STEPHEN L. CRITES, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Research focus:
Cognitive and neural processes underlying attitudes, prejudice, and stereotypes; moral attitudes; social neuroscience and event-related brain potentials; lie detection; and how attitudes affect decision-making.

   

THEODORE R. CURRY
THEODORE R. CURRY, Ph.D.

Department of Criminal Justice

Research focus:
Relationships between immigration and crime in the U.S. both at the individual level and neighborhood level; theories of crime and criminal justice with a focus on gender and race/ethnicity.

   

TODD CURRY
TODD CURRY, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science

Research focus:
Methods of selection and retention used to staff State Courts of Last Resort in the United States; how various methods of selection have predictable effects on judicial tenure, decisional out-put and the representative function of State Supreme Court justices.

   

GASPARE M. GENNA
GASPARE M. GENNA, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science

Research focus:
Explaining the success and failure of regional integration in both economic and political dimensions. His work to date involves analyzing state incentives for integration as well as domestic public support.

   

DANIEL N. JONES
DANIEL N. JONES, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Research focus:
Dark triad of personality; white-collar crime, organizational deviance/malevolence; moral Machiavellianism and antisocial tactics in the service of the greater good; emotional promiscuity and criminal behavior in the service of romantic partners.

   

CALEB LLOYD
CALEB LLOYD, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Research focus:
Process of offender change in criminal justice and corrections environments (e.g., prisons, probation offices, mandated rehabilitation); how offenders change to become crime-free, and how the correctional system might impact pro-social change among offenders.

   

JENNIFER ENO LOUDEN
JENNIFER ENO LOUDEN, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Research focus:
Criminal justice and mental health; community corrections; stigma of mental disorder and criminal justice involvement.

   

MARIA C. MORALES
MARIA C. MORALES, Ph.D.

Department of Sociology

Research focus:
Race, ethnicity, citizenship/nationality, and class; U.S. Latinos; migration; labor markets; informal economies; demography and research methods.

   

JEFF ROJEK
JEFF ROJEK, Ph.D.

Department of Criminal Justice

Research focus:
Police officer and organization behavior; use of force; officer injuries; racial bias in traffic stops; officer decision-making in tactical events, police practitioner partnerships, and officer misconduct

   

EGBERT_ZAVALA
EGBERT ZAVALA, Ph.D.

Department of Criminal Justice

Research focus:
Intimate partner violence, testing criminological theories, homicide, gangs, and criminal behavior by police officers.

   

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REBECCA REID, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science

Research focus:
Rule of law, international law, human rights, judicial decision-making, judicial independence, separation of powers, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. My work consists of evaluating judicial politics cross-nationally (and supra-nationally) as well as the American judicial system.