Dale Brooker’s teaching and subsequent research started in an unusual
place: a Texas prison. Early on, he taught sociology courses to students (who
happened to be incarcerated) in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. His
experiences there have shaped his subsequent teaching style and his research
focus on corrections, prisons, and the reentry process. Professor Brooker is an
avid hiker and enjoys exploring the various trails in Maine and in New
Hampshire. According to Professor Brooker, “You can often find me on a trail
with my dog, a Yellow Labrador named Sir Winston. I’m a huge baseball fan in
general, and much to most students’ dismay, I am a New York Yankees fan!” His
other interests include playing poker and board games with family and friends.
Brooker, Dale J. 2014. “Colonial America Criminal Justice,” in Jay S.
Albanese (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Brooker, Dale J. 2014. “Roaring Twenties,” in Jay S. Albanese (ed.),
The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley-Blackwell.
Brooker, Dale J. 2009. “A Significant Challenge for Communities and
Families in the Twenty-First Century: The Reintegration Process for Prisoners
Coming Home,” in Roslyn Muraskin and Albert A. Roberts (eds), Visions for
Change: Crime and Justice in the Twenty-First Century. Prentice Hall.
Brooker, Dale J. 2007. “Frequency of Perpetuating Violence by Gender
and Frequency of Receiving Violence by Gender,” in Laura L. Finley (ed),
Encyclopedia of Juvenile Violence. Greenwood Publishing Group.
Brooker, Dale. J. 2007. “Property Crimes,” in Gennaro Vito, Jeffrey
Maahs & Ronald Holmes (eds), Criminology: Theory, Research and Policy (2d
ed.). Jones and Bartlett Publishers.
Brooker, Dale J. 2007. “The Reentry Process for Women,” in Roslyn
Muraskin (editor), It’s a Crime: Women and Justice (4th ed.). Pearson Prentice
Brooker, Dale J. 2005. “Correctional Education: The History, the
Research, and the Future,” in Roslyn Muraskin (ed.), Key Correctional Issues.
Pearson Prentice Hall.