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Durant Frantzen, Ph.D.
Main Campus, Office 331
Office: (210) 784-2205
Dr. Frantzen received his Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University and his M.S. from Texas State University-San Marcos. His research focuses on a range of legal topics such as search and seizure, police liability, and the impact of court sanctions on recidivism rates for domestic violence offenders. His recent research has appeared in journals such as Criminal Justice Review, Criminal Justice Studies, and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. He is also co-author of Everyday Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional (2011) Carolina Academic Press. Dr. Frantzen currently coordinates the Internship program.
Claire Nolasco, Ph.D., J.D.
Main Campus, Office 330
Office: (210) 784-2210
Claire Angelique R. I. Nolasco obtained her Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University, her Masters in International and Economic Business Law from Kyushu University in Japan, and her Bachelors in Law from the University of the Philippines, where she was a member of the Order of the Purple Feather, the law school’s honor society. She is authorized to practice law in both the State of California and the Philippines and has extensive corporate and litigation experience, having worked first in private practice. She interned in the Japanese law firms of Minamitani and Sogo in Fukuoka, Japan and Ohebashi law office in Osaka, Japan through the Young Leaders Program sponsored by the Japanese government for emerging leaders in the Southeast Asian region. She is currently a member of both the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society. Her research interests include empirical legal research, organized crime, white collar crime, and transnational crime. She has published in several peer-reviewed criminal justice journals, including Journal of Criminal Justice and Journal of Criminal Justice Education, as well as law reviews such as American Journal of Criminal Law.