The American Society of Criminology (ASC) Division of Policing has awarded University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Professor Dr. Samuel Walker with its 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award.
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.
“There have been tremendous changes in just the last four years, ever since the Ferguson tragedy of August 2014,” he said. “The last 12 months have been literally the busiest 12 months of my life and that’s after retiring from teaching 13 years ago.”
“It’s been an exciting challenge to keep up with all of the developments in the field; criminal justice and policing in particular,” Walker continued.
Even in retirement, Walker has a busy schedule of writing, consulting, and advising community groups.
Walker will receive his Lifetime Achievement Award this November in Atlanta.
Congratulations, Dr. Walker!
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.