Core Department Faculty Member

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  • Ricardo Martinez-Schuldt
  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD. North Carolina, 2019
  • Office: Davison Hall
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Google Scholar
  • I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Rutgers University. I received my PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2019. Generally, my research examines how local contexts shape human behavior and institutional actions in the areas of criminology and international migration.

    My current research, for example, focuses on the neighborhood and city-level correlates of crime, crime reporting behavior, and officer-involved shootings. In particular, I consider the impact of immigrant “sanctuary” policies, immigration, and non-profit organizations on city-level violence as well as their effects on the likelihood that individuals report crime victimization to law enforcement officials.

    I am also the co-principal investigator (with Kraig Beyerlein, University of Notre Dame) for the Chicago Congregation Project. We employ a diverse array of methodologies to locate, identify, and study religious congregations in urban areas. In particular, the Chicago Congregation Project will allow us to study how community-level contexts impacts religious congregations, especially as it pertains to engagement in their local communities. At the same time, we aim to better understand the role of congregations in shaping community-level dynamics.

  • Faculty Article(s):
  • Immigrant Sanctuary Policies and Crime-Reporting Behavior: A Multilevel Analysis of Reports of Crime Victimization to Law Enforcement, 1980 to 2004
  • Program Areas:
  • Crime and Social Control
  • Global Structures
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration