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David Pyrooz

Assistant Professor

  • Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University, (2012)
  • M.S. Criminology, California State University, Fresno, (2007)
  • B.S. Criminology, California State University, Fresno, (2005)

Areas of Expertise:
Developmental and Life Course Criminology, Gangs and Deviant Networks, Violent Offending and Victimization, Criminal Justice System Responses


David C. Pyrooz joined the College of Criminal Justice in 2012 after teaching at Arizona State University and California State University in Fresno. His research interests include developmental and life course criminology, gangs and deviant networks, violent offending and victimization, and the intersection between theory and policy. He has coauthored articles that appear in the Crime and Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Homicide Studies, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, the Journal of Quantitative Criminology, and Justice Quarterly. Dr. Pyrooz's current research projects include examining the impact of adolescent gang membership on life circumstances in early adulthood, exploring the influence of social media on criminal behavior, and identifying longitudinal patterns of gang membership.

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