Omaha – The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has added a nationally recognized policing scholar to its ranks. Professor Justin Nix, currently an assistant professor at the University of Louisville, will join the faculty in UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the fall of 2017.
Professor Nix earned his Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of South Carolina in 2015. His research interests revolve around policing, in particular, police legitimacy, procedural justice, the Ferguson Effect, and police use of force. Professor Nix has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in some of the top peer-reviewed journals in the field of criminology, including Justice Quarterly, Law and Human Behavior, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology. Some of this work has also been featured in the London School of Economics United States Politics and Policy blog (USAPP), USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post.
Professor Nix has taught courses at the University of Louisville and the University of South Carolina on topics such as policing, the sociology of crime, victimology, and crime and justice in the United States. He will teach a graduate seminar entitled Policing and Society for the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice in the fall of 2017.
Professor Nix has previously served as a research consultant to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services and the National Center for Border Security and Immigration at the University of Texas at El Paso. He currently serves on the expert panel for the Crime and Justice Research Alliance, a joint effort between the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, to inform policymakers and practitioners of research regarding policies and best practices.
In his free time, Professor Nix enjoys reading fiction, exercising, taking his dog to the park, and playing softball and frisbee golf, known as frolf.
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