Dr. Hoke has been a member of the faculty at Cedar Crest College since 2006. During that time Dr. Hoke has led the criminal justice program and the College’s initiatives surrounding crime and community mapping. Dr. Hoke has a master degree in Public Administration from Kutztown University and a PhD in criminal justice from Temple University. His area of interest while at Temple University was in a sub-discipline of criminal justice called environmental criminology.
Dr. Hoke’s research interests include work on how to control inmate behavior and the geographical distribution of crime. He has published a series of documents through cooperative agreements with the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) on a jail management system called Inmate Behavior Management (IBM). Dr. Hoke served as a technical resource provider for the NIC in this area for 10 years. During that time he worked with a number of different jails throughout the United States on the implementation of a management system that was designed to better control inmate behavior. He has worked with jails as small as 25 beds and as large as 10,000.
Dr. Hoke has also developed an interest in the geographical distribution of crime. Cedar Crest College has one of the few undergraduate programs in the state of Pennsylvania that teaches crime mapping techniques to its students. Dr. Hoke and several of his research assistants have provided mapping and analytical services to a regional police department in the state for the past 5 years. His main interest in doing so is to teach his students the value of geography in understanding patterned, human behavior and to provide services to a rural department that would not otherwise be able to afford services of this type.
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Kutztown University: MPA, Public Administration
Temple University: Ph.D. , Criminal Justice
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Pocono Mountain Regional Police will get free help from two colleges
Popcono Record online
There is no catch.
The Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department will get valuable analysis of its crime statistics from two collegiate criminal justice programs, and it won't have to pay a dime.
"When you're in academics, part of what you do is supposed to be engaging with the community," said Scott Hoke, assistant professor of criminal justice at Cedar Crest College in Allentown. "You're supposed to be able to help people. This is how we're going to do that."