Amanda Cook

Assistant Professor

Amanda P. Cook is an Assistant Professor of Criminology in the Department of Arts & Sciences at Mississippi State University-Meridian campus.  Amanda received her Ph.D from Mississippi State University in Sociology in 2015.  She has conducted prison research focusing on a wide range of topics such as deterrence, community and prison capital, punishment, and recidivism.  Amanda is currently a co-PI on a Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation grant funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.