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Scott Decker, Ph.D.

Scott Decker, Ph.D.

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Scott Decker is a criminologist with over 45 years of experience working with law enforcement, corrections and juvenile justice agencies and their clients to improve the quality of justice through data analysis. Decker is co-principal investigator on the study of the impact of COVID-19 on juvenile justice processes and practices funded by the National Institute of Justice in the U.S. Department of Justice. He also is a subject matter expert on the Smart Policing Initiative, Body Worn Camera Training and Technical Assistance program, Prosecutors Research Collaborative, and the Project on American Justice.

Decker is the 2022 recipient of the August Vollmer Award from the American Society of Criminology, recognizing his  commitment to bridging the gap between research and practice. He is the author of 20 books, published by Cambridge, Oxford, Temple and University of Chicago presses.

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