Scott Decker

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American criminologist

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Scott Decker is the Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University and researcher in criminology. He earned a B.A. from DePauw University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida State University.

After graduation, Decker took faculty positions at the University of Missouri at St. Louis and Arizona State University. He was also the Hindelang Lecturer at the University of Albany. He has focused his research on gangs, terrorist networks, deradicalization methods, violence adoption and desistance, group behavior, bioterrorism, violence and active offenders, and has authored 17 books and more than 130 research articles. Among these works are articles such as Life in the Gang, Family, Friends and Violence, Policing Immigrants: Local Law Enforcement on the Front Lines, Cut from the Same Cloth? A Comparative Study of Domestic Extremists and Gang Members in the United States, and Confronting Gangs: Crime and Community. In 2011, he was awarded the Bruce Smith Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences.

Decker was the Lead Investigator on a Start Research Project. This project, titled A Comparative Study of Violent Extremism and Gangs, took place between January 2015 and March 2019. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology.

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According to Wikipedia, Scott H. Decker is an American criminologist and Foundation Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University . He is known for researching gang violence and criminal justice policy.

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