Kyung-Seok Choo, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice & Economic Crime program and has been teaching at Utica College since 2001.
Previously, he worked as a senior research associate and deputy director at the WestEd Justice and Prevention Research Center where he led a federal project to develop and test Juvenile Drug Court Guidelines funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP).
Kyung-Seok Choo has been involved in federal, state, and foreign government-funded projects, including a National Institute of Justice-funded study for a school safety intelligence fusion center in Miami-Dale, a Department of Education's Louisiana Safe and Successful Schools Initiative, a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)-funded research project on sex offender authentication, and more.
His research results have been published as academic journal articles in Asian Journal of Criminology, Victims and Offenders, Sex Offender Law Report, British Journal of Community Justice, Crime and Criminal Justice International, and Women and Criminal Justice.
Honors and Distinctions
- More than 15 years of experience as a criminal justice researcher and educator
- M.S. in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University
- Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Rutgers University
- Choo, K. (2007). Gangs and Immigrant Youth. New York: LFB Scholarly Pub. LLC.
Choo, K., Jang, J., & Choi, K. (2010). Methodological and ethical challenges to conducting human trafficking studies: A case study of Korean trafficking and smuggling for sexual exploitation to the United States. Women & Criminal Justice, 20 (1-2). Retrieved from https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08974451003641461
Choo, K. (2015). Space of Detention: The making of a transnational gang crisis between Los Angeles and San Salvador. Contemporary Sociology, 44(1). Retrieved from http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0094306114562201ggg?journalCode=csxa#articleCitationDownloadContainer