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Elenice De Souza Oliveira

Associate Professor, Justice Studies

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Elenice DeSouza Oliveira, assistant professor, received a PhD from Rutgers University. She is a Brazilian native with a professional background in international research on crime and policing. Her past experience as a policy analyst for the Human Rights office for the local government in her hometown of Belo Horizonte, Brazil and her experience as an instructor at the police academy in the same city has influenced her research and enthusiasm to teach social justice. She teaches courses on Criminology, Policing, and Ethics & Justice. Prof. Oliveira most recent research activities have encompassed gang-related homicides, street drug markets, public transport crime and various forms of violence in urban settings such as shantytowns and low-income housing. She has published in creditable peer-reviewed academic journals including British Journal of Criminology, Crime Science Journal, and Crime & Delinquency journal. Prof. Oliveira research experience has influenced her teaching capabilities and broadened her view points in terms of exploring crime patterns and solutions as well as re-imagined justice.