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Erika Brooke



Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law.



Turlington 3334


Fall 2020 Virtual Hours: Wednesday 7:30-9:00am & 10:30-11:30am or by appointment







Erika J. Brooke, PhD, is a Lecturer in Criminology in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida. Her research interests revolve around the courts to corrections pipeline with special emphasis on the military service and crime relationship, problem solving courts, and substance use and abuse. Some of her recent work has been published in Crime & Delinquency, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research, and The Journal of Drug Issues. She presently serves as program evaluator on several SAMHSA and BJA funded projects examining the effectiveness of various juvenile and criminal justice diversion programs (i.e., drug courts, veterans courts, and a countywide jail diversion and reentry programs effort) in the Central Florida region.

Dr. Brooke teaches a variety of undergraduate courses in Criminology. She enjoys incorporating experiential learning opportunities within her courses that give students on-hand experience exploring the criminal justice system. Dr. Brooke is currently an associate editor for the International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, as well as, a co-faculty of the Criminology and Law Honor Society at the University of Florida.

Dr. Brooke also balances her academic profession along with a career in the U.S. Army Reserve that has currently spanned over 13 years.


Undergraduate Courses

  • CCJ 3024 Advanced Principles of Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 3701 Research Methods in Criminology
  • CCJ 4934 Careers in Criminal Justice
  • CCJ 4934 Prisons and Jails
  • CCJ 4934 Women and Crime


Areas of Specialization

  • Military Service and Crime/CJ Contact
  • Correctional Policy and Programming
  • Problem Solving Courts
  • Drug Policy & Use/Misuse
  • Program Evaluation
  • Gender and Crime

Recent Publications

  • Brooke, E.J. (Forthcoming). Service Experience Varies: Exploring the Association between Military Service and Prison Misconduct among State Inmates. Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research. DOI: 10.1080/23774657.2018.1542284
  • Brooke, E.J. & Peck, J.H. (2019). Does the Military Make the (Wo)man? An Examination of Gender Differences among Incarcerated Veterans. Crime & Delinquency, 65(14), 1925–1948.  DOI: 10.1177/0011128718779570
  • Baldwin J.M. & Brooke, E.J*. (2019). Pausing in the Wake of Rapid Adoption: A Call to Critically Examine the Veterans Treatment Court Concept. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, 58(1), 1-29. DOI: 10.1080/10509674.2018.1549181

*Authors are listed alphabetically but contributed equally to the work

  • Gau, J.M. & Brooke, E.J. (2017). An Assessment of the Impact of a Multi-Pronged Approach to Reducing Problematic Pain Clinics in Florida. Journal of Drug Issues, 47(2), 185–204. DOI: 10.1177/0022042616681273