María B. Vélez' general interests are to understand how stratification along racial-ethnic, political, and economic lines shapes and is shaped by the uneven patterning of crime and justice outcomes. Key themes include investigating: the influence of political conditions on crime patterns across neighborhoods; the dynamic nature of crime; and the consequences of mass incarceration and other forms of criminal justice contact for minority political behavior and the wellbeing of democracy in the United States.
Degree TypePh.D.Degree DetailsSociology, The Ohio State University, 2002
Related Students (Listed by Student on Student's Profile)
Carol Xuanying Chen
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
velezmb [at] umd.edu