- University of London (London School of Economics/Goldsmith College), 2004, PhD, Sociology
- University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall College), 1995, MPhil, Criminology
- University of California, Riverside, 1994, BA, Sociology/Law & Society
Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Sanders is a sociologist who has conducted original empirical research on high-risk behaviors among at risk youth in London, New York and Los Angeles. He has published in areas such as substance use, violence, crime, and unsafe sexual behaviors among young offenders, gang members, injection drug users, and those who experience homelessness. Dr. Sanders has also published on drug selling, drugs and crime, club drug use, prescription drug misuse, gang intervention and diversion, qualitative research methods, and the intersections of criminal justice and public health.
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