Our 80th episode is a chat with Dr. Dick Bennett, Professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Criminology at American University. A senior statesman in the Criminal Justice and Criminology field, Dick has been at AU for 41 years. A leader with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, researcher, writer, editor, and trainer, he has inspired countless scholars over the years.
Dr. Bennett received his M.A. from Florida State University and Ph.D. from Washington State University. His research interests include comparative criminology and criminal justice as well as police organization and procedures. He has published extensively in the area of cross-national crime, policing and comparative police systems. His articles have appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Police Quarterly and Sociological Quarterly. As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, he has studied crime and justice issues in developing nations. He serves on the editorial board of various criminal justice journals and is the past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He serves on the editorial board of several criminal justice journals, including the European Journal of Criminology, the International Journal of Comparative Criminology and Journal of Ethnicity in Criminal Justice. He is past president of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and served as a consultant to many national and international organizations, including the Police Foundation, the Department of State Antiterrorist Assistance Program, and the Department of Justice Peer Review Panels. He was a senior Fulbright Scholar in Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently writing a book on police retirement based on research he conducted in Jamaica, The Netherlands, India and Thailand. Dr. Bennett joins The CopDoc Podcast on August 9th, 2022.