UTSA presents 'Law and Criminology Without Borders' symposium

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Harriett Romo at Podium

Top photo: Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon students with faculty from UTSA Mexico Center and Department of Criminal Justice. Bottom photo: UTSA Mexico Center Director Harriett Romo welcomes visiting students.
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(June 11, 2010)--The UTSA Mexico Center and the UTSA Department of Criminal Justice recently welcomed 50 students from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon to the UTSA Downtown Campus for a daylong symposium, "Law and Criminology Without Borders."

At the symposium, students heard UTSA professors and faculty members present their research findings on a variety of current headline topics including migration, gangs, human trafficking and homicide.

The presenters included:

  • Miguel Tapia, UTSA assistant professor of criminal justice, "Migration of Latino Gangs to the Midwest Region of the U.S."
  • Roger Enriquez, UTSA associate professor of criminal justice, "Immigration Solutions for Victims of Human Trafficking"
  • Fabian Romero, UTSA lecturer in criminal justice, "Longitudinal Study of Homicide in San Antonio"

Following the morning presentations, the students were given a tour of the Federal Courthouse by Appellate Court Judge Edward Prado, 5th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.