Assistant Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Alexander Testa is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned his PhD in Criminology & Criminal Justice in 2018 from the University of Maryland, College Park. His research interests include the consequences of criminal justice contact, criminal justice decision-making, and the social determinants of health. His recent work has appeared in journals such as PLOS ONE, Journal of Adolescent Health, Justice Quarterly, and Criminal Justice & Behavior
Americans are currently living in one of the lowest crime periods ever and so are many people in the rest of the world. Following decades of increasing crime during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, U.S. homicide rates declined...