Center for Criminal Justice Studies

LaNina Cooke

Assistant Director - Center for Criminal Justice Studies Email Ward Hall, Room 10

Courses Taught

Introduction to Criminal Justice
Law Enforcement and Community Relations

Juvenile Delinquency and Justice
Forensic Psychology
Probation and Parole
Ethics and Leadership in Criminal Justice


  • PhD, Criminal Justice and Public Policy, City University of New York Graduate Center, 2013
  • MA, Criminal Justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2009
  • MA, Forensic Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2002
  • BS, Psychology, Morgan State University, 2000


  • LaNina Cooke, The Educational System's Impact on the Mental Health of Black Children during COVID-19, Published, SUNY Press - Open Access SOAR, 2023.
  • LaNina Cooke, Writing in Criminal Justice: The Process in C. Iverson (Ed.), Processes, : SUNY Geneseo (2023).
  • LaNina Cooke, Cryptocurrency: Increasing the Misperceptions of Drug Offenders, July 2022, ACJS Today, 50(4) 2022.
  • LaNina Cooke, “The Educational System's Impact on the Mental Health of Black Children during COVID-19,.” Paper presented to the 2021 Summer Symposium Addressing the Differential Impacts of COVID-19 -SUNY Albany, virtual, June 11, 2021 in , : (2021).
  • LaNina Cooke, The Corrections System in New York State in R. Costello, JD (Ed.), New York State's Criminal Justice System, : Carolina Press (2019).
  • LaNina Cooke, Boy v. Man: The Role of Perception and the Attribution of Blame in Court Proceedings, Heliyon, 9(7).
  • LaNina Cooke, Paw Patrol and School Patrol: Characterizations of Law Enforcement, in review, Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture, 23(3).


  • LaNina Cooke, “The New Jim Crow - Presented to the FSC branch of the NAACP.” Paper presented to the , on February 18, 2020.
  • LaNina Cooke, “New York State Corrections: What Has Changed?” Poster presented at the Celebration of Scholarship, on November 5, 2019.
  • LaNina Cooke, “Classroom Dynamics, Feelings and Perception in Examining Police and People/Community Relations.” Presentation to the Long Island Social Science Conference, Suffolk County Community College on October 12, 2018.
  • LaNina Cooke, “Second Chances: The "Deserving" and "Non-Deserving".” Paper presented to the Eleanor Fapohunda Colloquium Series, on April 4, 2017.
  • LaNina Cooke, “Structure Matters: Predicting Juvenile Justice System Behavior.” Poster presented at the 2016 Celebration of Scholarship, Farmingdale State College: Campus Center Ballroom on November 10, 2016.
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