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Ken Peak is a full professor and former chairman of the Department of Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Reno, where he has been named "Teacher of the Year" by the university's Honor Society. He served as chairman of the Police Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences from 1997 to 1999 and has served as president of the Western and Pacific Association of Criminal Justice Educators. He entered municipal policing in Kansas in 1970 and subsequently held positions as a nine-county criminal justice planner for southeast Kansas, director of a four-state Technical Assistance Institute for LEAH, director of university police at Pittsburg State University, and assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University. His earlier books include Policing America: Methods, Issues, Challenges (4th ed.), Policing Communities: Understanding Crime and Solving Problems–An Anthology (with R. Glensor and M. Correia), Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices (3d ed., with Ronald W. Glensor), Police Supervision (with Ronald W. Glensor and L. K. Gaines), Kansas Temperance: Much Ado About Booze, 1870-1920 (Sunflower University Press), and Kansas Bootleggers (with P. G. O'Brien, Sunflower University Press). He also has published more than 50 journal articles and additional book chapters. His teaching interests include policing, administration, victimology, and comparative justice systems. He holds a doctorate from the University of Kansas.
|The Evolution of Policing: Past Wisdom and Future Directions|
|COPPS: Engaging a Changing Community|
|COPPS: Problem Solving|
|Crime Prevention: For Safe Communities|
|Information Technology: Tools for the Task|
|From Recruit to Chief: Changing the Agency culture|
|Planning and Implementation: Translating Ideas into Action|
|Evaluating COPPS Initiatives|
|Training for COPPS: Approaches and Challenges|
|Police in a Diverse Society|
|COPPS on the Beat: drugs, Gangs, and Youth Crimes|
|More COPPS on the Beat: Selected Issues and Problems|
|Selected American Approaches|
|In Foreign Venues: COPPS Abroad|
|Looking Forward While Looking Back: The Future|
|Award Winning Problem-Solving Case Studies|
|A Community Survey in Fort Collins, Colorado|
|A Strategic Plan Survey in Portland, Oregon|
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