Ambassador of CrimRxiv
Affiliation | University of Colorado Boulder
Email | [email protected]
Website | colorado.edu/sociology/david-pyrooz
Twitter | @dpyrooz
Bio | David C. Pyrooz, PhD, is Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of Prevention Science in the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Arizona State University in 2012, where he was a Graduate Research Fellow of the National Institute of Justice. His research interests are in the areas gangs and criminal networks, incarceration and reentry, developmental and life-course criminology, and criminal justice policy and practice. His research has been funded by the National Institute of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Google Ideas, and the Charles Koch Foundation. He has authored over 100 refereed articles and book chapters, and several books, including On Gangs (Temple, 2021), Competing for Control: Gangs and the Social Order of Prison (Cambridge, 2019), The Wiley Handbook of Gangs (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015), and Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community (Oxford, 2014). He has written opinion editorials that have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Denver Post, Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and The Crime Report. He was the recipient of the inaugural New Scholar Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2015 and Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology in 2016.