2011.03.01 > For Immediate Release
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Walker Receives DuBois Award
Omaha - Sam Walker, professor emeritus of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, received the prestigious W. E. B. Dubois Award from the Western Society of Criminology on Feb. 5.
The W. E. B. DuBois Award is given for “significant contributions to the field of racial and ethnic issues in criminology.” The award ceremony occurred in Vancouver, Canada, at the annual meeting of the Western Society of Criminology. Walker gave the keynote address at the conference on the topic of “40 Years of Race and Ethnicity in Criminal Justice: Moving Forwards and Backwards.”
Walker has written 11 books on policing, criminal justice history and policy, and civil liberties. His current research involves police accountability, focusing primarily on citizen oversight of the police and police Early Warning systems. The research on citizen oversight is published in Police Accountability.
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