Claudia E. San Miguel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor / Director of Criminal Justice Program at Texas A&M International University                                            



  • Ph.D.  Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
  • M.S.    Criminal Justice, Texas A&M International University
  • B.S.    Criminal Justice, Texas A&M International University


Research Interests          

    • Human trafficking
    • Neighborhood watch
    • Domestic violence
    • Death penalty

Course Taught           

    • CRIJ 4321  Senior Pro-Seminar
    • CRIJ 4601  Criminal Justice Internship  
    • CRIJ 5140  Human Trafficking and Smuggling
    • CRIJ 5330  Seminar in Criminological Theory


  • 2010  Texas Military Forces Training Initiative, Border Studies Initiative, funded by Department of Defense, $683,384 (Director/ Principle Investigator).
  • 2009  Community Awareness Training(CAT), funded by Texas National Guard, $250,000 (Co-Director).
  • 2005   Project protect, funded by Texas State University, $10,000 (Co-Principle Investigator).
  • 2003   Border Policing/Intelligence Gathering Grant, Over $ 1 Million.


Select Publications


Frantzen, D.H., & San Miguel, C. (in press). Mandatory arrest? Police response to domestic violence victims. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management.


del Carmen, R., Vollum, S., Cheeseman, K., Frantzen, D., & San Miguel. (2008). The death penalty: Constitutional issues, commentaries, and case studies. Anderson Publishing (2nd Edition).


San Miguel, C., & Rudolph, B. (2008). Verbal judo: The gentle but powerful form of less than lethal force. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 58-67.


Ferguson, C., San Miguel, C., Kilburn, J., & Sanchez, P. (2007). The effectiveness of school based anti-bullying programs: A meta-analytic review. Criminal Justice Review, 32(4), 401-414.


San Miguel, C. (2006). Drug tests, the Fourth Amendment, and the Supreme Court rationale for warrant less and suspicion less searches. In C. Hemmens (Ed.), Legal Issues in Criminal Justice. Oxford University Press.



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