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Criminal Justice Faculty - Jace Valcore

Jace Valcore

Associate Professor

Office: C-330J
713-221-8133
valcorej@uhd.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Jace Valcore is a critical, queer scholar with an educational background in sociology, criminal justice, and public affairs.  This multidisciplinary training fuels research interests in public policy, criminal law, social justice, and the criminal legal system with a specifically queer lens focused on the experiences, needs, and elevation of the LGBTQ community.  His recent and current research focuses on trans issues in the field of criminal justice, LGBTQ police officers, political hate speech, and the 2016 mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL.  He provides queer competency workshops, and serves on the Criminal Justice Training Center Advisory Board and the Houston Independent Police Oversight Board.

University of Colorado Denver            PhD in Public Affairs                  2014

University of Colorado Denver            Master of Criminal Justice          2009​

Eastern Illinois University                    Bachelor of Arts in Sociology      2007​


​CJ 2301 Police Systems (F2F; online) 

CJ 3301 Criminology (hybrid; online) 

CJ 3318 Sex Crimes (F2F; hybrid; online) 

CJ 3300 Research Methods (F2F; online) 

CJ 4390 Exploring Criminal Justice Policy in Netherlands and Sweden (study abroad, hybrid) 

CJ 4390 Special Topics: Hate Crimes (F2F) 

CJ 6360 Special Topics: Hate Crime Laws and Bias-motivated Offenses (graduate F2F)

​Refereed Journal Publications


2011   Dodge, M., Valcore, L. & Gomez, F. Women on SWAT: Separate but Equal? Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, 34(4), 699-712.

2010   Dodge, M., Valcore, L., & Klinger, D. Maintaining Separate Spheres in Policing:
Women on SWAT Teams.  Women & Criminal Justice, 20(3), 218-238.

Book Reviews and Encyclopedia Articles


2015 Valcore, L. “Can’t Catch a Break.” The Social Science Journal, 52, 290-291.

2014   Valcore, L. Edwin Sutherland. In (Ed.) J. Albanese, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Wiley-Blackwell.

2014   Valcore, L. Richard Quinney. In (Ed.) J. Albanese, Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Wiley-Blackwell.

2009   Valcore, L. Women & White-Collar Crime. Journal of Criminal Justice Education, 20(3), 314-317.

Works Forthcoming and in Progress


Valcore, L. (article). Hate Crime. In (Ed.) W. Jennings, The Wiley Encyclopedia of Crime & Punishment, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Valcore, L. (in progress article). The Interplay of Social Constructions and Public Policy: An application of the Social Construction Framework using State Hate Crime Laws​

Professional Associations

American Society of Criminology Leadership- Co-organized Queer Criminology roundtables and panels for 2017 annual conference and chaired several of them 

Professional Service

 Journal referee for Journal of Family Strengths, Criminal Justice Review, Journal of Criminal Justice Education, Policing, Women & Criminal Justice

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