Dr. Barbara Cooke
Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice


Barbara Cooke, Assistant Professor

Barbara is thrilled to be one of the two new faculty members starting the new Criminal Justice program at TAMUK. Criminal Justice is not only an exciting subject to study, but it is an explosive area to get involved in right now, particularly in South Texas.

Barbara recently completed her Ph.D. in Criminology at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology. Additionally, she has an M.Phil. in Criminological Research, also from Cambridge. Prior to Cambridge, she received her M.A. in Theatre from Royal Holloway, University of London. Though she has spent a good chunk of time in England, Barbara is originally from California. Her B.A. is in Psychology and Dramatic Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Barbara is primarily a prisons researcher. Most recently, her research has focused on evaluating innovative and alternative forms of correctional treatment. The primary form of prison program that she has studied has been dog-training programs, which are very popular in US correctional facilities. If you are interested in this topic, you can watch a video of her discussing this research here.

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This page was last updated on: October 6, 2016