Cid Martinez is an assistant professor at the University of San Diego in the Sociology Department. He previously held a full-time appointment in the Sociology Department at California State University, Sacramento. His research focuses on criminology, urban politics, religion, immigration, social theory and inter-racial relations with an emphasis on Latinos and African Americans. He is currently conducting a comparative study of northern and southern California that examines the relationship between local police, clergy and community institutions in addressing youth violence. The study aims to further theoretical understandings of how perceived legitimacy conditions law enforcement’s ability to address youth violence. His book manuscript, Managed Violence: Community Institutions and the Peace of the Inner City, is currently under contract with New York University Press. The book focuses on how Latinos and African Americans manage violence in South Los Angeles. He teaches courses in Criminology, Juvenile Delinquency, Deviance, Social Theory and Urban Sociology. Dr. Martinez received his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Cid Martinez, Ph.D,
Professor of Sociology