Dr. Laure Brooks is a recipient of the 2021 College of Behavioral & Social Sciences Excellence in Be the Solution Award. The award recognizes members of our community who have truly gone above and beyond to Be the Solution to pandemic-related challenges.
Laure Brooks is currently an Instructor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the University of Maryland’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She received her Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. from the Criminology Department at the University of Maryland. She teaches the undergraduate research methods course and a course on policing. Her research interest is in the area of policing, where she has studied police discretion, police stress, and violence against police.