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PhD Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, 2012
MA Criminal Justice, Boise State University, 2008
BS Criminal Justice Administration, Boise State University, 2006
Criminal justice theorizing; the nexus of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and the justice system; and the police, particularly the police organization.
Dr. Cooper joined the Criminology Department faculty in 2012. His work is focused on encouraging academics, students, and practitioners to engage in more deliberate theorizing. Additionally, he focuses on policing research, with an emphasis on how the organization behaves and changes. He is the faculty adviser for Alpha Phi Sigma, the National Criminal Justice Honor Society.
Dr. Cooper is the director of the Criminology Advising Center.