Gokhan Aksu is a PhD student in Justice, Law and Society at American University. His research interests mainly revolve around international police cooperation, policing terrorism, community policing, police legitimacy, criminological theory, and routine leisure activities with a focus on their relation to delinquent behavior. He is currently a major with the Turkish National Police and a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has spent most of his policing career with the Turkish International Academy against Drugs and Organized Crime (TADOC) where he has been involved in the training of numerous anti-narcotics and organized crime officers from Balkans, Central Asia, Middle East, and North Africa under the auspices of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). His work experience with the UNODC also includes a training needs assessment mission he undertook as a member of assessment team in a former Soviet Union country.
B.A. in Security Sciences from Turkish National Police Academy; M.S. in Sociology from University of North Texas