Durant Frantzen, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Criminology
Central Academic Building 348
Office (210) 784-2205
Dr. Frantzen is professor and Chair of the Department of Social Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences. His research focuses on offender rehabilitation and drug treatment courts. Recently, he completed a number of federally funded evaluations for the Bexar County specialty courts, including Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Courts, DUI courts, the Mental Health Court, and the Esperanza Court. Dr. Frantzen’s publications have appeared in journals such as Criminal Justice Review, Violence and Victims, Journal of Criminal Psychology, Criminal Justice Studies, and Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management. He has coauthored three books: Texas’s Criminal Justice System (2018) and Everyday Ethics for the Criminal Justice Professional (2016) by Carolina Academic Press, and The Death Penalty: Commentaries and Case Briefs published by Anderson/Lexis Nexis (2014). He teaches courses on victimology, research methods, and corrections.
Dr. Durant Frantzen earned a B.S. (1995) and M.S. (2000) in Criminal Justice from Texas State University and his Ph.D. (2006) from Sam Houston State University.
Research Interests: Offender reentry, corrections, and domestic violence policy.