Daniela Hernandez-Gil

Daniela Hernandez-Gil

Mentor

Dr. Richard Kernaghan

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Major

Anthropology and Criminology

Minor

History

Organizations

Phi Alpha Delta

Academic Awards

N/A

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Legal Studies, Legal Anthropology

Hobbies and Interests

Rollerskating, painting, sewing

Research Project

Civic Knowledge as Social Capital in Latino Communities

Historically disenfranchised groups, like First and Second generation immigrants, tend to have higher drop-out rates and lower levels of jurisprudence and legal knowledge. In this research project I intend to study the relationship between civic literacy and incarceration rates in the hispanic community, as well as how cultural barriers can affect adjudication. Additionally, I will conduct further ethnographic research with interviews, visits, and active participation in the environment through volunteering and statistical research by analyzing survey responses of the studied groups. By speaking to children in (and outside of) the Juvenile Justice system and anonymously cataloging their experience I hope to understand what factors keep people in and out of the legal system and what role Due Process plays in the Latino community.