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Dr. Alondra D. Garza

Dr. Alondra D. Garza

Dr. Alondra D. Garza

Assistant ProfessorCriminal Justice


Curriculum Vitae

Alondra D. Garza (she/her/ella) received her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 2022. She is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Social Work at the University of Houston-Downtown. Prior to joining UHD, Dr. Garza was an assistant professor at the University of Central Florida. Her research uses quantitative and qualitative methodologies and focuses on the criminal justice response to gender violence, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault. She is also interested in discretionary decision-making, trauma-informed and culturally relevant interventions, Latina victims of gender violence, and post-victimization behaviors (e.g., reporting and help-seeking choices). Her recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Experimental Criminology, and Violence Against Women, among others.

Degrees Earned

Sam Houston State University Ph.D. in Criminal Justice 2022

Sam Houston State University M.A. in Criminal Justice & Criminology 2018

Sam Houston State University B.S. Criminal Justice 2016

Courses Taught

Research Methods in Criminal Justice

Experience Qualifications


Zavala, E. & Garza, A. D. (2023). Intimate partner violence victimization: Assessing the applicability of social interactionist theory. Crime & Delinquency. DOI: 10.1177/00111287231161529

Campbell, B. A., Lapsey, D., Franklin, C. A., Garza, A. D., & Goodson, A. (2023). Police sexual assault investigations training, impulsivity, and officer perceptions about arrest and procedural justice: A randomized experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology. DOI: 10.1007/s11292-023-09572-y

Garza, A. D., Franklin, C. A., & Goodson, A. (2022). Police response to Latina immigrant intimate partner violence victims: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, NP18784-NP18809

Garza, A. D. (2021). Situating institutional responses to Latina intimate partner violence victims: An argument for a LatCrit lens. Crime & Delinquency, 67(8), 1221-1240

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Professional Affiliations

American Society of Criminology

Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences