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Kenneth John Peak University of Nevada, Reno, USA

Kenneth J. Peak is emeritus professor and former chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he was named “Teacher of the Year” by the university’s Honor Society. Following four years as a municipal police officer in Kansas, he subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for southeast Kansas; director of a four-state technical assistance institute for the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (based at Washburn University in Topeka); director of university police at Pittsburg State University (Kansas) and at the University of Nevada, Reno; and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. He has authored or coauthored 38 additional textbooks and two historical books, and more than 60 journal articles and invited book chapters. He is past chair of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and past president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators.