Mastrofski Recognized for Contributions to Criminal Justice

Posted: May 3, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Stephen Mastrofski, a professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and director of the Administration of Justice program, is the recipient of the 2000 O.W. Wilson Award. Presented annually by the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the award recognizes a criminal justice professional who has made outstanding contributions to police education, research, and practice. He received the award at the academy’s annual conference held this spring in New Orleans.

ACJS is an international organization that fosters professional and scholarly activities in the field of criminal justice and advances the knowledge base in criminal justice education, research, and policy analysis.

Tomorrow, Mastrofski attends “Strengthening Police-Community Relationships,” a conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, to present the results of a study that he and colleagues conducted on the impact of race on police decision-making issues, such as arrest, stopping, demeanor of officers, and assistance rendered to citizens. The conference attracts law enforcement leaders from around the country. Attorney General Janet Reno and Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder also participate this year.

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