Justin Nix, Ph.D., is an expert in criminal justice. His talk outlines a broad overview of the evidence on police killings – how often it happens, where it happens, and why it happens. Throughout, Nix points out the holes in our knowledge due to data constraints. The event ends with a discussion of promising approaches to reducing police shootings as well as the use of force more generally.
About the Speaker
Justin Nix, Ph.D., is a Distinguished Associate Professor in UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service, in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He coordinates the school's graduate program and teaches classes about policing. He is also a Co-Director of the Violence Intervention and Policing Research (VIPR) Lab. His research expertise centers on policing with emphases on procedural justice, legitimacy, and the use of deadly force.
Curious People: Making a Difference Through Engaged Research
This year, the Curious People Series is spotlighting a diverse array of UNO faculty whose research or creative activity is deeply linked to the community. We call this type of work "Engaged Research" or the "Scholarship of Engagement" -- and it's happening all across campus and in our community. Engaged Research plays an important role at Metropolitan Universities like UNO, as it is defined by collaboration, community partnerships, and tangible contributions to the public good.
Many thanks to the UNO Office of Research and Creative Activity for being our campus partner in this year's series.