David C. Pyrooz

Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Colorado Boulder
Faculty Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science
Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Arizona State University
Institute of Behavioral Science Room 381
University of Colorado Boulder
483 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0483



Brief Biography:

David Pyrooz is a criminologist who studies the causes and consequences of crime and delinquency. His research interests focus primarily on street and prison gangs, crime trends between and within people and communities, institutional corrections and prisoner reentry, and evaluating criminal justice policies and practices. His research has been supported by over $3.1m in funding from private foundations and local, state, and federal agencies. His current research includes: (1) examining the processes and impacts of a multidisciplinary team gang intervention in Denver (National Institute of Justice); (2) a study of the development and impact of a solitary confinement step-down program in Oregon (Charles Koch Foundation); (3) assessing mortality risk associated with police-identified gang members in St. Louis (National Institute of Child Health and Development), and (4) a replication and extension of Functional Family Therapy-Gangs with justice-involved probationers in Aurora and Denver (private foundation).