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Sam Walker is the author of numerous articles on police accountability, citizen oversight of the police, and other aspects of criminal justice policy.

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“Governing the American Police: Wrestling with the Problems of Democracy,” University of Chicago Legal Forum, V. 2016: 615-660. https://unomaha.app.box.com/files/0/f/0/1/f_119011701776

or here: GoverningthePolice

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The Community Voice in Policing: Old Issues, New Evidence,” Criminal Justice Policy Review (2015): communityvoice

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“Institutionalizing Police Accountability Reforms: The Problem of Making Police Reforms Endure,Saint Louis University Public Law Review (2012): institionalizingreforms

See the related Justice Department report, co-authored by Trent Ikerd and Samuel Walker:  Making Police Reforms Endure: The Keys for Success (Washington, DC: Department of Justice, 2010): makingpolicereformsendure

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“Police Accountability and the Central Problem in American Criminal Justice,” in Candace McCoy, ed., Holding Police Accountable (Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press, 2010): policeacctcentralprobholdingpolice.

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“An Alternative Remedy for Police Misconduct: A Model State Pattern or Practice Statute,” (with Morgan Macdonald), George Mason Civil Rights Law Journal (2009): walker-and-macdonald_alternative-remedy-statute

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“Too Many Sticks, Not Enough Carrots: Limits and New Opportunities in American Crime Policy,” University of St. Thomas Law Journal 3 (Spring 2006): 430-461. toomanysticks

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“An Impediment to Police Accountability? An Analysis of Statutory Law Enforcement Officers’ Bills of Rights” (with Kevin M. Keenan),  Boston University Public Interest Law Review 14 (2005): 185-245. unionsleobors

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“Science and Politics in Police Research: Reflections on their Tangled Relationship,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Research 593 (May 2004): 137-155. annalsscienceandpoliticsl

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“The New Paradigm of Police Accountability: The U.S. Justice Department ‘Pattern or Practice Suits in Context,” St. Louis University Public Law Review XXII (No. 1., 2003): 3-52. newparadigmstlouisupublawrevt

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“Searching for the Denominator: Problems with Police Traffic Stop Data and an Early Warning System Solution,Justice Research and Policy, 3 (Spring 2001): 63-95: profiling-walkersearchingdenominator