Ph.D. Ohio State University
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Curriculum Vitae: Tapia CV Aug 2018
Dr. Mike Tapia earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the Ohio State University and served on the faculty at UT San Antonio’s Criminal Justice Department from 2003 to 2015. His teaching and research interests include crime theory, race and crime, juvenile justice, and street crimes. He publishes on risk factors in juvenile arrest, Latino arrest risk, and Latino gang migration. His latest works examine Chicano street and prison gang organization in historical perspective.
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Criminology (Undergrad CJ 303 & Graduate CJ 511)
Juvenile Justice & Corrections CJ 333
Juvenile Delinquency CJ 360
Race, Ethnicity, and Crime (Undergrad CJ 414 & CJ 514 Graduate)
Street Subcultures & the Underclass (Undergrad CJ 432 & Graduate CJ 532)
Mike Tapia. (2018). “Barrio Criminal Networks and Prison Gang Formation in Texas”
Journal of Gang Research.
Mike Tapia (2017). The Barrio Gangs of San Antonio, Texas, 1915-2015. Texas Christian University Press, Fort Worth, Texas.
Mike Tapia, Nicholas Natividad and Crystal Vasquez. (2017). “The Effects of
Restorative Justice Programming On Juvenile Offender Empathy”. Journal of Knowledge and Best Practices in Juvenile Justice and Psychology 10(1): 7 -16.
Mike Tapia & Ruben O. Martinez. (2017). “Ethics Review and the Minority
Ethnographer: A Case Study in Racialized Invalidation”. Race & Justice, 7(2): 127 – 143.
Mike Tapia and Carlos Posadas. (2017). “Revisiting the Community Gang Intervention
Model” Journal of Gang Research, 24 (3): 1-16.
Mike Tapia, Henrika McCoy, and Lynsey Tucker. (2015). “Suicidal Ideation in Juvenile
Arrestees: Exploring Legal and Temporal Factors”. Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, 14 (4): 468-483.
Mike Tapia. (2015) “San Antonio’s Barrio Gangs: Size, Scope, and Other Characteristics”.
Deviant Behavior, 36 (9): 691-701.