Guest Lectures by Chris Eskridge (University of Nebraska, USA)

Chris Eskridge

The Department of Substantive Criminal Law and Criminology of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Gdansk is pleased to invite for a series of guest lectures on 05.06.2024 and 06.06. 2024, to be given by Professor Chris Eskridge, lecturer at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice of the University of Nebraska, Director of the Americas Society of Criminology - the world's largest organization of criminology scholars and practitioners, and Editor-in-Chief of the most distinguished scientific journal of criminology (Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice), Honorary Professor at the Universities of Venezuela, Peru and Georgia.


  • Tuesday – 4th of June
    11.15-14.00- Crime and Justice in our Contemporary World  (Aud. C)
    15.15-16.00- The State of the Field of Criminology (Aud. C)


  • Wednesday- 5th of June
    11.00-12.30- Money Laundering (c.3065)
    14.00-15.00- Corruption in the 21st Century (Aud. B)
    15.30- 16.15- A roundtable session for PhD students/ Criminology Student Societies-  Enhancing the Impact of Criminology on the Global Stage


  • Thursday- 6th of June
    11.00-13.00- American Justice System (Aud. B)
    13.15- 14.15 - Mass Murder and Mass Shootings in America (Aud. A)
    15.15- 17.00- Capital Punishment: The American Experience (Aud. A)



Chris EskridgeChris Eskridge currently serves as a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska, and as the Director of the American Society of Criminology.  

He took his Ph.D. in public administration from Ohio State University in 1978.  Prior to his appointment to the faculty at the University of Nebraska in that same year, he worked in the Economic Crime Unit of the Utah Attorney General's Office, as a Legislative Aide in the Utah House of Representatives, and as an Investigator in the Utah County Attorney's Office.  He also worked in the area of private security and university security, and served as the Assistant to the President of the Lincoln Foundation.

He has authored/edited four books, given several hundred professional papers/presentations in more than 40 countries, and has some 80+ professional publications.  He has served as a Fulbright Scholar/Visiting Professor of Law at Silliman University in the Philippines, as a Fellow/Visiting Professor of Sociology at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, and as a Research Associate at the U.S. Air Force War College (Maxwell AFB, Alabama).  He has also received a number of teaching awards. 

Professor Eskridge currently serves as the General Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, and as a member of the editorial/advisory board of nine international journals.  He also serves on the Program Council of the International Centre of Criminological Research and Expertise, and as a delegate to the United Nations Economic and Social Council.  He has long been affiliated with the University of Nebraska Athletic Department’s Strength and Conditioning Program. 

He holds three honorary positions:  Research Professor of Law at the University of Central Venezuela in Caracas, Professor of Law at San Martin de Porres University in Lima, Peru, and Honorary Professor of Criminology, Grigol Robakidze University in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia.

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Submitted on Wednesday, 29. May 2024 - 15:55 by Sławomir Dajkowski Changed on Wednesday, 29. May 2024 - 16:00 by Sławomir Dajkowski