Omaha – The American Society of Criminology Division of Policing has awarded Professor Samuel Walker, Ph.D., with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. Walker is an Emeritus Professor with the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
The award recognizes lifetime scholarly achievement in the field of policing, particularly for the body of research developed over one’s career.
Over the course of his career, Walker has published 14 books that have appeared in 39 editions, all of which relate to issues of civil liberties, policing, and criminal justice policy. One of those books is in its ninth edition and another in its eighth. Walker says he is thrilled and honored to receive the award.
“It’s been an exciting challenge to keep up with all of the developments in the field; criminal justice and policing in particular. There have been tremendous changes in just the last four years, ever since the Ferguson tragedy of August 2014,” Walker said.
Even in retirement, Walker has a busy schedule of writing, consulting, and advising community groups. “The last 12 months have been literally the busiest 12 months of my life and that’s after retiring from teaching 13 years ago,” he said.
Walker will receive his Lifetime Achievement Award this November in Atlanta.
Congratulations, Professor Walker!
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