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ABOUT SAM WALKER

Find  Sam Walker’s Bio and Vita here.

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IN THE MEDIA

Sam Walker is frequently quoted n the media about police accountability and other criminal justice issues. List here, beginning with the most recent, are his comments in the media. In addition to a summary of his comments you will find a link to the original article in which he is quoted. In some cases there is also a link to a relevant report.

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CIVIL LIBERTIES HISTORY

Sam Walker’s interests include the history of civil liberties. He is the author of a book on Presidents and Civil Liberties (2012), In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU (1990, and Hate Speech: The History of an American Controversy (1994). He also developed and maintains a web site, Today in Civil Liberties History, with short descriptions of civil liberties events for each day of the year (look up your birthday!).

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY

This section is devoted to important new developments in police accountability (reports, investigations, new police policies, etc.). They are listed in chronological order, beginning with the most recent.

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POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY RESOURCE GUIDE

The Police Accountability Resource Guide is designed for scholars, students, police officials, community activists, and journalists. The Guide includes (1) a list of the major issues; (2) links to resource materials on each issue, including reports, investigations, and more. You can use the materials for your own course on police accountability: Find the curriculum Guide here.

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ACCOUNTABILITY ISSUES

This section includes materials on important police accountabiliy issues (early intervention systems, Justice Department investigations, mediation of complaints,others). The issues are listed in alphabetical order.

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TODAY IN CIVIL LIBERTIES WEBSITE

Today in Civil Liberties History

BOOKS BY SAMUEL WALKER

  • The New World of Police Accountability, 2nd ed. Co-authored with Carol Archbold
  • Police Accountability: The Role of Citizen Oversight
  • The Police in America: An Introduction, 8th edition
  • Sense and Nonsense About Crime, Drugs, and Community: A Policy Guide, 8th edition
  •  The Color of Justice: Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, 5th edition