Rocio A PaezRocio A. Paez

Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Arkansas

 

Dr. Rocio Paez is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Rocio Paez's interests include criminological theory, the intersection of race, immigration, and crime, and the role that networks and institutions play in neighborhood crime. In line with her research focus, her dissertation consisted of a macro-level analysis of the influence of military presence on crime rates in American communities. Her work has been published in journals such as American Journal of Criminal JusticeDeviant Behavior, and Computers in Human Behavior. She is a member of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and regularly presents her work at regional, national, and international conferences. Paez will be teaching required courses and electives for the online minor in criminal justice.