Dr. Mercedes Valadez

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Arizona State University
Office: BD 106
Phone: 575-646-5162


Curriculum Vitae: Valadez_curriculum-vitae


Dr. Mercedes Valadez is an assistant professor of Criminal Justice at New Mexico State University.  She received her BA in Criminal Justice from California State University, Bakersfield, MS in Criminology from California State University, Fresno and PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University.  Her research focuses on courts and sentencing, immigration and Latinos.  Her current work examines the effects of race/ethnicity and citizenship/legal status on sentencing decisions.




Issues in Criminal Justice: Courts and Sentencing

Introduction to the Nature of Crime

Crime, Justice, and Society


Nature of Crime

Issues in Criminal Justice: Courts and Sentencing