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Roberto Rivera
Roberto Rivera

Degrees: B.A. in Sociology from California State University San Marcos (2013); M.A. in Sociology from the University of California, Riverside (2016). PhD Candidacy advancement in Sociology (2018)

Areas of Specialization: Criminology; Race, and Inequality.

Roberto is the 2018-2019 Fulbright Scholar Award recipient in Criminology to Jamaica. He will be conducting qualitative research on restorative justice practices at the University of West Indies in Mona. He is profiled in Kim Wright’s Lawyers as Changemakers: The Global Integrative Law Movement (2016) as making “positive contributions in policing”. He has guest lectured in Jamaica, Trinidad, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, and Peru.

Roberto also researches structural intersections within the military into local policing, structural trust, aggression, and transnational policing. He is interested in the advancement of restorative justice practices through holistic policing methods.

Additional areas of interests of research: Environmental Sociology; Indigeneity; Social Policy; Sociology of Disasters; and migration in the United States, West Indies, and South America.

Curriculum Vitae is available by request.

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