Claudio Vera Sanchez, Ph.D.

Claudio Sanchez

Programs Coordinator

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago; Chicago, IL

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


Contact Information:

Phone: 408-924-2950
Office: MH 509

Fall 2024 Office Hours: TBA


About Dr. Claudio Vera Sanchez:

Claudio Vera Sanchez received his Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. His work centers on policing practices in Latino and African American neighborhoods and how those strategies negatively impact the youth of color. His work also focuses on the policing of immigrants, police perspectives on communities of color, and programs aimed to redirect youth from a path of prison to college.

Areas of Interest:

  • Statistics
  • Criminal Justice
  • Research Methods
  • Policing in Society
  • At-Risk Latino and African American youth, some who have been previously gang affiliated, to a path of success (college).

Recent Publications:

Yuan, Y., Vera Sanchez, C. G., Punla, C. (2022). Procedural justice, neighborhood context, and domestic violence reporting intention among subgroups of immigrants, Police and Society (available online). 

Vera Sanchez, C. G., & Portillos, E. (2021). Insiders and outsiders: Latino researchers navigating the studying of the police. Race and Justice, 11(4), 384-406. 

Adams, E. B., and Vera Sanchez, C. G. (2018). Murder in a twin island paradise: Trends and strategies implemented to address criminal homicide in Trinidad and Tobago. In Deflem, M. (Ed.). Homicide and Violent Crime (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Volume 23).Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.

Vera Sanchez, C.G. (2018). Immigration, illegality, and the law: Governance, equality, and Justice. In M. Guevara Urbina, & S. Espinoza Alvarez (eds.). Immigration and the law: Race, citizenship, and social control. University of Arizona Press. 

Vera Sanchez, C. G., & Gau, J. (2015). Racially neutral policing?: Puerto Rican and Mexican young adults’ experiences with order maintenance strategies. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, 3(2), 166-194.