Dr. Robert Langworthy became the Director of the Justice Center in July. Before joining the University of Alaska Anchorage Langworthy was a member of the faculty in the Division of Criminal Justice at the University of Cincinnati. From 1995 to 1996, while on a leave of absence from the University of Cincinnati, he served on the National Institute of Justice project management team for research on the Community Oriented Policing program.
During his tenure at the University of Cincinnati Dr. Langworthy developed the doctoral program in criminal justice and directed it through the approval process of the Ohio Board of Regents. He is the author of three books and numerous articles on justice issues and has served on the editorial boards of several journals, including Justice Quarterly. Among his publications is The Structure of Police Organizations (New York: Praeger, 1986). He received his doctoral and master's degrees in criminal justice from the State University of New York at Albany and a master's in geography from Mankato State College. His areas of research include police organization, police use of force, evaluation of police stings and the spatial analysis of crime.