U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Holly Ventura Miller, Ph.D.

Portrait of Dr. Holly Ventura Miller
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Holly Ventura Miller received her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of South Carolina in 2006 and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Texas at San Antonio (USTA). Her research areas include immigration and crime, juvenile delinquency, drug abuse treatment, and program evaluation. She has published more than two dozen refereed articles in journals such as Justice Quarterly, Crime and Delinquency, and the Journal of Criminal Justice, and has participated in numerous research projects funded by federal and state agencies including the National Institute of Justice, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Texas State Legislative Budget Board. Dr. Miller was awarded the National Institute of Justice's W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship in 2009 to study the effects of acculturation on crime and victimization among Hispanic adolescents. More recently, she was awarded the NIJ Crime and Justice Investigator-Initiated Research grant, along with colleagues at USTA, to conduct a multi-state process and outcome evaluation of prison-based alcohol treatment services in Montana, Ohio, and Texas. Dr. Miller's most recently published research has focused on acculturation and crime, coercive treatment in prisons, the effectiveness of therapeutic communities on recidivism and relapse, and the long-term effects of self-control on health outcomes.