Justin Nix, Ph.D., associate professor within the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice was named as the American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division of Policing as the “2020 Early Career Award” winner. The Early Career Award recognizes outstanding scholarly contributions to the field of policing by someone who has received his or her Ph.D. degree within the last five years.
Nix attributes this award to the good fortune of working with some exceptional colleagues, publishing timely and significant research in some of the field’s most prestigious journals. He also shared, “It is a tremendous honor for me to be recognized alongside the previous five winners of this award – all of whom I greatly admire. I feel inspired to continue pushing every day to be a better researcher, teacher, and colleague.”
“We are fortunate to have Dr. Nix as part of our team,” said Director and professor of the UNO School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Gaylene Armstrong, Ph.D. “He is among the nation’s leading policing scholars seeking real-world solutions to crime and justice issues. National recognition of Dr. Nix’s exemplary research is a credit to his hard work and collaborative approach. Nix is a fantastic mentor to our students and a positive, supportive colleague. This type of notoriety gained on the national stage benefits all of us in our continued effort to be one of the top criminology and criminal justice programs in the nation!”
The American Society of Criminology (ASC) is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. ASC's objectives are to encourage the exchange, in a multidisciplinary setting, of those engaged in research, teaching, and practice so as to foster criminological scholarship, and to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge. The Division of Policing was founded in 2014 and is now the largest division in ASC.
About the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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