Samuel Torres

PhD Student

Research Interests

Crime, Law, and Social Control , Race and Ethnicity , Criminology

Research Statement:

I am interested in macro-level predictors of criminal offending as they result in and are a consequence of racial/ethnic socioeconomic inequality, in the United States and elsewhere. Theoretically, I am interested in relative deprivation and social disorganization perspectives.


My name is Samuel Torres and I have lived in New Mexico since 2009. I grew up in Fremont, California and moved to Albuquerque to pursue my undergraduate education, where I received my B.A. in Criminology from UNM in 2013. In 2014, I married my wife Kassily and in August of that year began the graduate program in the Sociology Department.