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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.

Publications

Brooker, Dale J. 2014. “Colonial America Criminal Justice,” in Jay S. Albanese (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Wiley-Blackwell.  

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 Hall.

Brooker, Dale J. 2005. “Correctional Education: The History, the Research, and the Future,” in Roslyn Muraskin (ed.), Key Correctional Issues. Pearson Prentice Hall.