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Pyrooz, David C Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. David Pyrooz is a criminologist who studies gangs and criminal networks, crime trends and the life course, incarceration and reentry, and violent offending and victimization. His research has been funded by local, state, federal, and private entities. He recently completed a three-wave longitudinal study of prisoner reentry in Texas and a comparative study of gang members and domestic political extremists in the United States. He currently leading two major studies: (1) an experimental evaluation of how a solitary confinement step-down program prepares high-risk inmates for successful reentry in Oregon, and (2) an experimental evaluation of a gang member and violence intervention program in Denver. His forthcoming book, Competing for Control: Gangs and the Social Order of Prisons, will be published by Cambridge University Press in late 2019.

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  • gangs and criminal networks, crime trends and the life course, incarceration and reentry, violent offending and victimization, quantitative methods

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