Rick Walker, Ph.D.

Justice Academy Journal Articles:

Social Promotion and For-Profit Higher Education
Law Enforcement Should Demand Excellence in Higher Education
Models of Campus Policing

Miscellaneous Writings

Final Directed Management Project
Juvenile Process and Procedures

Research Methods in Criminology – Rick Walker, Ph.D.
This fully narrated course provides an introduction to scientific methodology and research designs used to conduct basic and applied research in the criminal justice field. The lecture series emphasizes scientific operations, survey methods, and concepts of evaluation. The course materials will provide the viewer with the tools needed for understanding social research methods and for applying these concepts both inside and outside the classroom, both as a researcher and as a consumer of research. We hope that the course presentation materials will help you connect the dots between the world of social research and the real world. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty of both the University of Maryland – University College and American Intercontinental University.

Crime, Justice, and Scientific Inquiry
The Ethics and Politics of Research
General Issues in Research Design
Conceptualization and Measurement
Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Designs
Sampling Methods and Data Collection
Survey Research
Qualitative and Unobtrusive Measures
Experimental Design Specifics and Methods
Agency Records and Content Analysis
Interpreting Data and Results
Evaluation, Research, and Policy Analysis

Criminal Justice Administration – Rick Walker, Ph.D.
The lectures associated with this presentation were prepared by Dr. Rick Walker in support of his class on Criminal Justice Administration at Texas A & M University. This course examines all facets of the criminal justice system as well as several related matters of interest to prospective and current administrators. The general goal of the course is to inform the reader of the primary people, practices, and terms that are utilized in justice administration. All files below are fully narrated. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Walker can be reached at leader@aclje.org.

Introduction to Criminal Justice Administration
Organization and Administration
Police Organizations and Operations
Police Personnel Roles and Functions
Police Issues and Practices
Court Organization and Operations
Court Personnel Roles and Functions
Court Issues and Practices
Corrections Organizations and Operations
Corrections Personnel and Functions
Corrections Issues and Practices
Ethics
Rights of Criminal Justice Employees
Special Challenges
Technologies in Support of CJ Administration

Private and Industrial Security – Rick Walker, Ph.D.
This course deals with a variety of subjects associated with private and industrial security. Lecture content includes; commercial security, information technology security, institutional security, terrorist threats, infrastructure security and many more. All files below are fully narrated. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Walker can be reached at leader@aclje.org.


Commercial Security
Drugs and Workplace Violemce
Physical Controls
Information Technology Security
Institutional Security
Legal and Ethical Considerations
Preventing Losses from Accidents, Emergencies, Natural Disasters
Preventing Losses from Criminal Actions
Risk Management Foundation of Private Security
Securing the Infrastructure
Terrorism and Homeland Security Responsibilities
The Evolution of Private Security
The Private Security Professional
The Public Private Interface
When Prevention Fails

Crime and Delinquency – Rick Walker, Ph.D.
This comprehensive seminar series is presented by Dr. Rick Walker and addresses a variety of interesting and timely topics associated with Crime and Delinquency. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Created as an introductory course in criminal justice for the National Institute for Law and Justice Education, this lecture series provides significant insights into many of the relevant issues associated with this topic. Dr. Walker can be reached at leader@aclje.org.


Introduction to Crime and Delinquency
Causes of Juvenile Crime
Measures of Juvenile Crime and Victimization
Individual Causes of Crime
Social Structure and Crime Causation
Social Process Theories of Delinquency
Families and Delinquency
The Police
The Juvenile Court: Trails and Disposition
Community Based Programs
Juvenile Probation
The Future of Juvenile Justice


Crime and Justice Policy – Rick Walker, Ph.D.
This course covers policy aspects of the criminal justice system, including policing, courts and prosecution, and legislative methods of crime control. It also moves beyond the justice system and examines the effectiveness of crime control at the individual, family, school, and community levels. Finally, it covers environmental criminology, juvenile crime control, and explanations of large-scale crime trends, particularly the reductions witnessed during the 1990s. Professor Walker is retired from the Houston Police Department, and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Accrediting Commission for Law and Justice Education, as well as a member of the faculty at Texas A&M. Dr. Walker can be reached at leader@aclje.org.


Crime Control – Prevention
Crime Control Perspectives
Traditional Policing
Directed Patrol
Community Involvement in Policing
Prosecutors and Crime Control
Crime Control Legislation
The Courts Role in Crime Control
Sentencing
Probation and Parole
Alternative Sentencing
Domestic and Family Crimes
Crime Control in the Community
Environmental Deterrence
Juvenile Crime Control
Explaining Crime Trends


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