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Tae Choo, Ph.D.

Title: Professor Criminal Justice
Phone: 678-717-3490

Office: Strickland Academic, 216, Gainesville
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Areas of Expertise: Criminology, Law Enforcement, Juvenile Justice, Juvenile Delinquency, Corrections

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Law Enforcement
  • Technical Writing in Criminal Justice
  • Criminology


  • Ph.D., Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University, 1999
  • M.S., Criminal Justice, Florida International University, 1990
  • M.A., Public Administration, Han Yang University, 1982

Research/Special Interests

  • Job-related stress
  • Opioid and crime
  • Police use of force
  • Crime against elderly and children


  • Chongmin Na, Tae Choo, & Jeffrey A. Klingfuss. (2017). The Causes and consequences of job-related stress among Prosecutors.  American Journal of Criminal Justice, DOI 10.1007/s12103-017-9396-42017
  • Choo, T. & Smith, C. F. (2016). “Volunteer stress: Examining job-related stress and effects for gang officers in Tennessee,” Journal of Gang Research. 24 (1). 37-52.
  • Carter Smith & Tae Choo. (2013). “Revisiting Security Administration in the Classroom: A decade later,” Security Journal 2013
  • Tae Choo, Haksoo Lee & Juyoung Song (2013). “American Jury System,” Busan Legal Journal, No. 30, pp.263-281
  • Tae Choo & Young Shik Choi (2012). “Medicolegal Death Investigation System in America,” Korean Journal of Legal Medicine. Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 135-143
  • Tae Choo & Young Shik Choi (2012). “Historical Development of Forensic Pathology in the United States,” Korean Journal of Legal Medicine. Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 15-26
  • Tae Choo & Yeong Su Lim (2010). “History of Punishment in America” Gyeongnam Bar Association Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 142 – 171
  • Tae Choo, William Shulman, & Lance Selva (2009). “Stress Levels among Public Defenders in Tennessee” The Criminal Law Bulletin, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 962 - 981
  • Tae Choo & Yeong Su Lim (2008). “Comparative Study of Korean and the American Juvenile System” Gyeongnam Bar Association Journal, Vol. 9, pp. 80 – 115
  • Sung Rho & Tae Choo (2008). “Looking Inside Zone V: Testing Social Disorganization Theory in Suburban Areas” Western Criminology Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 1-16.
  • Tae Choo, Sung Rho, & Matt Robinson (2008). “Assessing the “Gateway Hypothesis” among Middle- and High- School Students in Tennessee” Journals of Drug Issues, Vol. 38, No. 2, pp. 467-492.
  • Sung Rho & Tae Choo (2007). “Citizen Violence against Korean Police” Crime & Justice International, No. 97, pp. 4-13.
  • Jong Tark, Tae Choo, & Sung Rho (2006). “Impact of Race on the Decision of Reporting Victimization to the Police: Asians’ Pattern of Reporting Robbery and Assaults Victimizations” The 2006 Asian Association of Police Studies Annual Conference Proceeding, pp. 141-157.

Work Experience

Assistant Professor (August 2002 – May 2009)
Department of Criminal Justice Administration
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Assistant Professor (August 1999 - July 2002)
Department of Criminal Justice
Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, MS  38941

Research Analyst (January 1999- June 1999)
Criminal Justice Information Center
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Tallahassee Regional Operations Center
P.O. Box 1489
Tallahassee, Florida 32302           
Administrative Assistant (September 1998 - June 1999)
Florida Department of Corrections
2601 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee, FL  32399-2500

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