Editor Name: Willie M. Brooks
Designation: Assistant Professor
University: Savannah State University
Willie M. Brooks, Jr. serves as Program Coordinator for the criminal justice program at Savannah State University. Prior to his tenure at Savannah State University, he served as Program Head for the criminal justice program at The Victoria College and as an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at The University of Houston-Victoria, respectively. With over two decades of collegiate criminal justice experience/ instruction, Professor Brooks is well versed in the intricacies of the criminal justice system.
Professor Brooks has published and reviewed in the areas of gang initiation, gang evolution and female gang membership and development. Additionally, Professor Brooks has referred publications in the areas of prison reform/punishment and police use of deadly force. Further, Professor Brooks has published work and professional presentations in the areas of public perceptions of drug reform, capital punishment, juvenile justice and juvenile waivers. Professor Brooks’ varied research interests include criminological theory, juvenile waivers, delinquency subcultures, community policing, victimology, domestic violence, police recruitment, police subculture, juvenile delinquency prevention, juvenile and criminal justice policy formulation, drugs and drug policies, correctional practices, the death penalty, police liability, gangs and gang violence.