DR. MATEUS RENNÓ SANTOS
Mateus Rennó Santos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at the University of South Florida. He received his BA and MA in Sociology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in Brazil, and his PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park. He was previously a consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, in Austria, a researcher at the Center for Crime and Public Safety Studies, in Brazil, and a member of the Maryland Data Analysis Center, at the University of Maryland. His research focuses on crime and criminal justice trends, on the effects of policy, and on the application of data science to criminology.
DR. CHAE JAYNES
Chae M. Jaynes is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology. She received her BA in Economics (2011) and MS in Criminal Justice (2013) from Michigan State University, and her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland, College Park (2018). Her research focuses on the decision to commit crime from a rational choice perspective. In doing so, she considers how individual differences in factors such as temporal orientation and social preferences impact cost-benefit considerations. Dr. Jaynes’ most recent work focuses on evaluating the role of employment in the decision to offend, and the role of a criminal record from an employer’s perspective. In addition, Dr. Jaynes evaluates the role of perceptions within policing and courtroom contexts.