Peter Kraska, Ph.D.
Dr. Pete Kraska is a professor in the School of Justice Studies. He has distinguished himself as a leading scholar in the areas of police and criminal justice militarization, criminal justice theory, and mixed methods research. He has published seven books including Criminal Justice and Criminology Research Methods, Theorizing Criminal Justice: Eight Essential Orientations, and Militarizing The American Criminal Justice System: The Changing Roles of the Armed Forces and Police. Dr. Kraska’s research has also been published in a number of leading journals, including the British Journal of Criminology, Social Problems, Justice Quarterly, and Policing and Society. Dr. Kraska’s work has received national and international recognition. He is frequently asked to present his research and findings to academic and policy audiences, including most recently testifying for the U.S. Senate on police militarization. His work has also been featured in media outlets such as 60 Minutes, The Economist, Washington Post, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, National Public Radio, and PBS News Hour.
Dr. Kraska's recent publications include:
- Kraska, P. B., & Williams, S. (2018). The Material Reality of State Violence: The Case of Police Militarization. In W. S. DeKeseredy, C. M. Rennison, & A. K. Hall-Sanchez (eds.), Routledge Handbook of International Violence Studies, 1st edition (pp.145). Routledge.
- Kraska, P. B. (2018). Militarizing American police: An overview. In W. S. DeKeseredy & M. Dragiewicz (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Critical Criminology (pp. 222-233). Routledge.