Dr. Scott H. Decker will be presenting a lecture titled "Hidden in Plain Sight: Walter Miller and the Lost Gang Project." Scott H. Decker is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.He received the University Award for Cutting Edge Research in 2009 and in 2010 was named a Foundation Professor.
Prior to working at ASU, Decker was Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at UM-St. Louis where he received the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research in 1989 and in 2001 was named Curators' Professor. He was named a Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences in 2007, and was the Hindelang Lecturer at the University at Albany in 2009. In March, 2011 he won the Bruce Smith Award from the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. He is the author of 15 books, over 150 articles and chapters, and more than 100 presentations in the US, Canada, Europe and Central America.
Professor Decker's primary research focus has been on criminal justice policy, gangs, violence, and the offender’s perspective.