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Mateus R. Santos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Phone: (813) 974-4892
Office: SOC 329
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Mateus R. Santos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. His current research focuses on trends in crime and justice, comparative criminology, crime policy, reentry, and quantitative methods. He has published more than 40 peer-reviewed articles in outlets such as: Criminology, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Criminology & Public Policy, Social Science Research, and PLOS ONE. He is a frequent consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), based in Austria, developing comparative data and analysis.

Dr. Santos was previously a researcher at the Center for Crime and Public Safety Studies (Brazil), and a research advisor for the State Government of Minas Gerais (Brazil). He holds a PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland (USA), and both an MA in Sociology and a BA in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). 

Together with Dr. Chae Jaynes, he established the Crime Research Etiology and Treatment Evaluation (CREATE) Lab. To learn more or to become a part of the lab, visit their website.

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