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.

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  • Degree Type
    Degree Details
    Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2002
Course Name Course Title Semester Syllabus
CCJS454 Contemporary Criminological Theory Spring 2024 Syllabus
CCJS670 Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice Fall 2019 Syllabus

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María B. Vélez
2145 LeFrak Hall
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
velezmb [at]