Dr. Douglas D. Koski, 45, of Cherokee Village died June 25, 2003, in Memphis, Tenn.
Born April 25, 1958, in Milwaukee, he was the son of Arthur and Sue Koski. Dr. Koski was an honors graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed the master's degree program at the University of Missouri in St. Louis. He was a graduate of the School of Law at Washington University in St. Louis and Rutgers University School of Criminal Justice in Newark, N.J., with a doctor of philosophy degree from the latter institution.
Dr. Koski was a prolific writer and was editor of several law journals involving legal matters, including the Sex Offender Law Report, and was deputy director of the National Capitalized Center for the Advancement for the Study of Social Forces. He was considered an expert in rape law and litigation and a specialist in social labeling and stigmatization of rape victims. His books "The Jury Trial in Criminal Justice" and "The Trial of Rape Law and Victim Advocacy" are currently in publication.
Survivors include his wife, Hui Yu Koski; his parents, Arthur and Sue Koski of Cherokee Village; and his sister, Dr. Cheryl A. Koski of Knoxville, Tenn.
No service is planned at this time.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tri-County's Cherokee Chapel of Highland.