Professor Brooker's current research and publications address the prisoner re-entry process and correctional education:
"The Reentry Process for Women," in Rosyln Muraskin's (editor) It's a Crime: Women and Justice (4th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall.
Presented "Expanding the Vision of Visual Sociology: Critical Visual Criminology" at the International Visual Sociology Association Conference.
Contributed a chapter on property crimes in the textbook Criminology: Theory, Research and Policy.
2005. "Correctional Education: The History, the Research, and the Future," in Rosyln Muraskin's (editor) Key Correctional Issues. Pearson Prentice Hall.
His other interests include the history of prisons, capital punishment, white-collar crime, criminological theory and gender issues in criminal justice. Throughout his career, he has won awards for teaching excellence, outstanding leadership and writing excellence.
Professor Brooker is an active member of the Justice Studies Association (JSA), the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS) and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).
Professor Brooker earned his Ph.D. from Sam Houston State University in 2005. His dissertation was titled "Exploring the Expectations and Attitudes of Recently Released Inmates from the Texas prison System: A Focus on Familial Support."
More than a cop shop: criminal justice major embraces sociology and social work, creating a well-rounded graduate that employers favor
Dr. Dale Brooker, Chair of the Dept. of Sociology and Criminal Justice, has developed community partnerships that benefit student internships and that benefit towns when students do research that police departments need to help form public policy.