Victor Rios, Ph.D.


Victor Rios

Victor Rios, Ph.D.

Former dropout and gang member, currently a Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara, author of Punished: Policing the Lives of Black and Latino Boys.

Dr. Rios discusses his research in juvenile justice and the policing of America's schools, specifically the school-to-prison pipeline. He also talks about youth who are "pushed out" of school, rather than dropping out, and outreach efforts in that area.

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