St. Louis' Crime Guru Leaves for New Post

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Wednesday, May 24 2006 May 24, 2006 Wednesday, May 24, 2006 3:18:59 PM CDT May 24, 2006 in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A criminologist who mixes academics with community outreach is leaving Missouri for a new post at Arizona State University. Scott Decker has spent 29 years as professor of criminology and criminal justice at the University of Missouri at St. Louis, and is the former chair of the department. It boasts the 4th-highest ranked criminology doctoral program in the country. Decker also has collaborated with public agencies. He collected and analyzed data for police, prosecutors, courts and juvenile authorities to help them and better serve the public. Next month, Decker heads to Arizona State, where he will help create a school of criminal justice and develop a doctoral program.

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