This is just a sampling of the media coverage gained by our faculty who serve as field experts on policing from the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Samuel Walker, professor emeritus of criminal justice at UNO, was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune about why it is tough to change police union contracts. Walker was also interviewed by The New York Times about several past deadly cases involving police that are receiving new scrutiny in the wake of the George Floyd shooting. The story was also picked up by Yahoo News.
The UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (SCCJ) is gaining national attention on defunding or disbanding the police is a dangerous idea if done hastily, including this article in the Washington Post quoting SCCJ faculty member, Justin Nix.
Justin Nix, associate professor of the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, spoke with the Lincoln Journal Star, saying that police are asked to "walk a fine line" between being present and responding if a situation stops being peaceful.
The UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice has been busy in these tumultuous times. Here's the latest op-ed written by Kim Retzlaff and Samuel Walker and published on The Crime Report that argues "defunding the police" won't lead to proper reform.
About the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
The School of Criminology and Criminal Justice is a nationally recognized leader in the scientific study of the causes of crime and criminal justice system responses. Faculty are subject matter experts in youth and adult victimization, correctional excellence, policing, and global terrorism among other critical areas of criminal justice.
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