Arthur Vasquez

Arthur Vasquez

Assist. Prof. of Instruction - Criminology and Sociology
 
+1 (972) 883-4925
GR 2.210
Tags: Criminology & Criminal Justice

Professional Preparation

Doctor of Philosophy - Public Administration and Public Policy
University of Texas at Arlington - 2022
Master of Science - Criminology
University of Texas at Dallas - 2016
Master of Education - Counseling
University of North Texas - 2011
Master of Public Administration - Non-Profit Management
University of Texas at Arlington - 2009
Bachelor of Arts - Interdisciplinary Studies-Youth Programs
University of Texas at Arlington - 2007

Research Areas

Gangs & Graffiti
Qualitative
Delinquency
Policy

Publications

Vasquez, A. G., & Rodriguez, A. (2022). Strategies for Gaining Access to Robbers: The Importance of Identity, Rapport, and Commitment Acts. American Journal of Qualitative Research, 6(3) 168-188.  - publications
Vasquez, A. G., Barbieri, N., & Rodriguez, J. J. (2022). Do Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Strategies Deter Taggers? Voices from the Street. Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology, 11(4), 447-478.  

- publications
Webb, P., Rodriguez, J. J., & Vasquez, A. (2021). Stigmatization and Stops: Power Threat Theory and Traffic Stop Statistics in North Carolina. SSRN (Social Science Research Network): Elsevier. 

- publications
Vasquez, A. G., Rodriguez, A., Suh, J., & Martinez-Cosio, M. (2020). Appointment Robbery: Do Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Strategies Work? Voices from the Street.  American Journal of Qualitative Research, 4(1), 17-38.  - publications
DeShay, R., Vasquez, A., & Vieraitis, L. (2020). “You Gotta Have A Plan So You Won’t Get Caught”: Managing The Risks of Street Tagging. Deviant Behavior, 41, 1-18.  - publications
Rodriguez, J.J., Rodriguez, F.A., Dorsett, V., & Vasquez, A. (2019). U.S. Ethical Issues and Consideration as They Relate to Immigration. In D. A. Elvey & K. M. Elvey (Eds.). Society, Ethics, & the Law: A Text/Reader. Jones & Bartlett. 

- Book Chapter
Barbieri, N., Clipper, S., & Vasquez, A. (2016). Adolescent Gang Membership and Differences in Self: Identity, Esteem, and Efficacy. Deviant Behavior, 37(12), 1429-1442.

- publications
Vasquez, A. & Vieraitis, L. M. (2016).  It’s Just Paint: Street Taggers’ Use of Neutralization Techniques. Deviant Behavior, 37(10), 1179-1195.  - publications

Appointments

Assistant Professor of Instruction - Criminology and Sociology
University of Texas at Dallas [2023–Present]
Visiting Assistant Professor - Criminology
University of Texas at Dallas [2022–2023]
Senior Lecturer - Criminal Justice
University of Texas at Arlington [2014–2018]
SACS Assessment Coordinator
University of Texas at Dallas [2011–2014]

Projects

City of Arlington, Texas: Gang Assessment and Evaluation of Program Needs.
Conducted field research to document an accurate number and types of gang organizations in order to provide recommendations to adopt a comprehensive gang model to combat the proliferation of gangs in Arlington, TX.    (Qualitative Methods)
City of Arlington - Town North: Issues, Assets and Opportunities: A Survey of the Town North Neighborhood.
A survey of residents to gain a greater understanding of the neighborhood’s residents and their needs. Results indicated residents were most concerned with issues related to crime, employment, education, public disturbances, and traffic. (Mixed Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative)
City of Kennedale: Customer Satisfaction Assessment - Fire Department.
Examined services provided by the City of Kennedale’s Fire Department, ensuring that quality customer service is being delivered to businesses, residents, and visitors in accordance with the city’s mission statement. (Mixed methods: Qualitative & Quantitative)
The Stewpot of Dallas: Program Evaluation
Investigated program effectiveness from the youth (middle and high school) and parent’s perspective to ensure quality service is being offered. (Qualitative Methods)
City of Kennedale: Customer Satisfaction Assessment - Municipal Court.
Examined services provided by the City of Kennedale’s Municipal Court, ensuring that quality customer service is being delivered to businesses, residents, and visitors in accordance with the city’s mission statement. (Mixed Methods: Qualitative and Quantitative)

Presentations

Vasquez, A. (2023). A Career in the Criminal Justice Field. Texas Can Academy. North Texas
Vasquez, A. (2022). Earning a Criminal Justice Degree from UT Dallas. The Stewpot of Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Vasquez, A., Rodriguez, J. J., & Barbieri, N. (2019). Taggers, Deterrence, and Deterrability. Annual meeting of Western Society of Criminology, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Barbieri, N., & Vasquez, A. (2017). Gang Membership and Self-Esteem: A Mixed Methods Approach. Annual Meeting of Criminal Justice Sciences, Kansas City, Missouri.
Vasquez, A. (2017). A Career in the Criminal Justice Field. Richardson High School, Richardson Independent School District, Richardson, Texas.

Additional Information

Faculty Advisor - True Crime Association
True Crime Association (TCA) is a new student organization that is open to all UT Dallas students who enjoy True Crime. 
 

Activities

National Gang Specialist
National Gang Crime Research Center, Chicago, Illinois. 
National Graffiti Identification and Analysis Specialist
National Gang Crime Research Center, Chicago, Illinois. 
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Gang Specialist
Presented by OJJDP at the National Youth Gang Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia. 
Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14.
Trained Facilitator through Rainbow Days & the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Dallas, Texas
Life Skills - Botvins Elementary School.
Trained Facilitator through Rainbow Days & the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Dallas, Texas
Alternatives to Violence: Conflict Resolution
Trained Facilitator through the YMCA of Dallas & the Dallas Peace Center, Dallas, Texas. 
Kids Connection - Curriculum Based Support Group.
Trained Facilitator through Rainbow Days & the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Dallas, Texas
Youth Connection - Curriculum Based Support Group.
Trained Facilitator through Rainbow Days & the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Dallas, Texas

Affiliations

American Society of Criminology
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Society for Public Administration
Academy of Criminal Justice Science - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency
Texas Counseling Association

Funding

Dissertation Fellowship - CAPPA Department.
$8,000 - University of Texas at Arlington []
Transnationalism: Law Enforcement Perceptions of Gang Activity on the Texas/Mexico Border.
$10,000 - University of Texas at Arlington - Liberal Arts Department. []
Short-Term Pre-Vocational Educational Intensive Services
$105, 934.20 - Workforce Investment Act from the Texas Workforce Commission & the U.S. Department of Labor. []
Short-Term Pre-Vocational Educational Intensive Services
$105,934.20 - Workforce Investment Act from the Texas Workforce Commission & the U.S. Department of Labor. []
Short-Term Pre-Vocational/Educational Intensive Services.
$102,330.45 - Funded through the Workforce Investment Act from the Texas Workforce Commission & the U.S. Department of Labor. []