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LaNina Cooke - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale , NY, US

LaNina Cooke

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale , NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Cooke in interim president of the Protect New York think tank.

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Biography

With a PhD in Criminal Justice, concentrating in Public Policy, Dr. Cooke has worked in the area of corrections and juvenile and adult reentry, centering on research and policy. She has sat on numerous advisory groups, panels and conferences on incarceration, reentry services, and government-community relations.

Currently, she is Interim President of Protect New York, a think tank focused on the use of research and practitioner-based methodologies to safeguard New York from terrorism and natural disaster. Prior to joining Farmingdale, she served as Deputy Executive Director of a nationally recognized reentry program at the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, and as an adjunct professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Dr. Cooke is author of a book on juvenile justice system behavior and social ecology.

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Areas of Expertise (6)

Juvenile Delinquency Public Policy Corrections Reentry Community Policing Program Evaluation System Behavior

Industry Expertise (6)

Corrections Education/Learning Law Enforcement Public Policy Think Tanks Program Development

Accomplishments (5)

Provost Office Fellowship (personal)

2013-01-01

Provost Office Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center

CUNY Tuition Fellowship (personal)

2008-01-01

CUNY Tuition Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center

Dean K. Harrison Fellowship (personal)

2008-01-01

Dean K. Harrison Fellowship, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

University Fellowship (personal)

2006-01-01

University Fellowship, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Dr. John E. Richardson III Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology (personal)

2000-01-01

Dr. John E. Richardson III Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology, Morgan State University

Education (4)

City University of New York Graduate Center: PhD, Criminal Justice and Public Policy 2013

John Jay College of Criminal Justice: MA, Criminal Justice 2009

John Jay College of Criminal Justice: MA, Forensic Psychology 2002

Morgan State University: BS, Psychology 2000

Affiliations (1)

  • Protect New York

Languages (1)

  • English

Media Appearances (1)

Gun Permits on Long Island

Fios 1 News  tv

TV segment about the dramatic rise in gun permits on Long Island.

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Event Appearances (3)

Incarceration and the Family

Incarceration and the Family  Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, NY

Employment Resources for the Formerly Incarcerated

Employment Resources for the Formerly Incarcerated  Fedcap WeCare, Brooklyn, NY

Job Development and Readiness for Individuals with Disabilities

Job Development and Readiness for Individuals with Disabilities  Human Rights Commission, Bronx, NY

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Availability

  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training

Research Focus (1)

Predictors of the use of Stop, Question, and Frisk on Juveniles using NYPD Stop, Question and Frisk data

Predictors of the use of Stop, Question, and Frisk on Juveniles using NYPD Stop, Question and Frisk data from 2014. The research seeks to understand system behavior and predictors of SQF as it relates to juveniles. The research will consider demographics, location, and circumstances and connect this to local crime and census data.

Partnerships (1)

Cookie Coordinator

Troop 1036 Girl Scouts of America/Nassau County Division

Manager of process that includes distribution, money management, and order consolidation of Girl Scout Cookie orders.

Published Articles (3)

Structure Matters: Predicting Juvenile Justice System Behavior Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship

2015-01-01

Structure Matters: Predicting Juvenile Justice System Behavior

Do Drug Courts Work? For What, Compared to What? Qualitative Results from a Natural Experiment. Victims and Offenders, 5(1)

2015-01-01

Do Drug Courts Work? For What, Compared to What? Qualitative Results
from a Natural Experiment.

Community Crime Control Encyclopedia of Social Problems

2015-01-01

Community Crime Control

Courses (6)

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Philosophical and historical background of policing throughout the free world; special emphasis is placed on the heritage of British and American policing, the governmental role of law enforcement in society; administration of American justice at all levels of government. The role of technology in law enforcement and crime prevention; history, modes and impact.

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Law Enforcement and Community Relations

Emphasis will be placed on the numerous and complex factors involved in the areas of human relations as they affect law enforcement. An examination of prejudices, myths, and discrimination, how to control them, and their impact in law enforcement. The use of information management tools for classifying cases with respect to issues of bias.

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Juvenile Delinquency

An introduction and an orientation to the causes and treatment of juvenile delinquency; an examination of the methods of handling juvenile offenders, including interviewing techniques, screening, and referrals to social agencies

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Criminalistics

The role of the Crime Laboratory in the law enforcement organization; scope of a criminalistic operation; organizational orientation of the criminalistics laboratory. Reconstruction of the crime scene through computer animation methods.

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Criminal Investigation

Introduction to criminal investigation, technical methods used at the crime scene; development of clues, identification of suspects, criminal investigation procedures including the theory of an investigation, conduct at crime scenes; collection and preservation of physical evidence, analysis of the elements that constitute all crimes.

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Criminology

This course introduces anthropological, biological and economical, ecological, philosophical, psychological, psychiatric and sociological theories of criminal behavior as well as research evidence on the basic patterns of crime and crime trends. Computer-based data analysis of index crimes selected from the Uniform Crime Reports compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Crime Victimization Survey.

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