Professor Mike Hooper

  • Lecturer in Criminology & Criminal Justice Studies

Office: Stevenson Hall 2084
Phone: (707) 664-2934

Areas of Expertise:

Police Administration, Community Policing, Policy Development, and Leadership in Public Agencies

Academic Interests:

Mike Hooper, Ph.D., began his involvement with the criminal justice system as a member of the Los Angeles Police Department.  Following a 23-year career with LAPD, he served as a faculty member within the Criminal Justice Program at Penn State University.  After a 5-year stint at PSU, he returned to California to assume a leadership position with the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training.  He served 13 years with POST.  He joined the Sonoma State faculty as a lecturer concurrent with his appointment at POST.
He is committed to fostering enhancement of the communications capabilities of those aspiring to careers within the criminal justice system.  Throughout his professional pursuits, he gained appreciation for the importance of accurate and clear communication.  He strives to instill in students methodologies for identifying the pressing issues within the criminal justice system and the means for formulating interventions for improving conditions.  

Courses Offered:

  • CCJS 201, Criminal Justice and Public Policy
  • CCJS 407, Police and the Community
  • CCJS 365, Management in Public Agencies

Selected Publications:

  • Michael Hooper and Ruth Masters, Criminal Justice, Salem Press, 2017.
  • Ruth Masters, Michael Hooper, et al., CJ:  Realities and Challenges, McGraw-Hill, 2017.
  • Michael Hooper, "Acknowledging Existence of a Fourth Era of Policing: The Information Era." Journal of Forensic Science and Crime Studies, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014. 
  • Michael Hooper and Darl Champion, Introduction to American Policing, Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2003.
  • Judy Schmidt and Michael Hooper, 6 Steps to Effective Writing in Criminal Justice, Wadsworth, 2003.
  • Barbara Sims, Michael Hooper, and Steven Peterson, “Determinants of Citizens’ Attitudes Toward Police,” Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Vol. 25, No. 3, 2002.
  • Toni DuPont-Morales, Michael Hooper, and Judy Schmidt, Handbook of Criminal Justice Administration, Marcel Dekker, 2001.
  • James Lasley, Michael Hooper, and Max Dery, The California Criminal Justice System, Prentice-Hall, 2001.