Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Willie Brooks, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

Office: SSB 257

Tel: 912-358-3238


M.S., Criminal Justice, Eastern Kentucky University


With over a decade of higher education experience, my collegiate instruction include classes covering such areas as  introduction to criminal justice, criminology, juvenile justice, policing, comparative criminal justice systems, alternative corrections, juvenile justice, criminal procedure and criminal law. In addition, research has been conducted and published in the areas of capital punishment, correctional practices, drug policies, hate crimes, juvenile delinquency and gangs. Current research agenda focus on the effects of juvenile waivers and prison privatization on minority disproportionality in the justice system.

Research Interests

My 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, prison privatization, the death penalty, police liability, gangs and gang violence.