Experts in the Field of Law Enforcement

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln offers undergraduate and graduate programs through the nationally ranked School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, jointly housed at UNL and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The school prepares students for careers in law enforcement, Homeland Security, law and the courts, corrections, victim services, as well as policy and research and regulatory agencies. The school includes 25 full-time faculty, many nationally recognized for their research expertise. It features the Nebraska Center for Justice Research, which serves crime and justice agencies in Nebraska and the region and the Juvenile Justice Institute, which works with city, county and state agencies to meet the needs of juveniles in the justice system. Updated 9/18/23


Eskridge serves as the director of the American Society of Criminology, general editor of the Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice and is a member of the editorial/advisory boards of nine international scholarly journals.

The author or editor of four books, he has given hundreds of research presentations in more than 40 countries and has had more than 80 professional publications. An award-winning teacher, Eskridge 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 at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama. He is a member of the Program Council of the International Centre of Criminological Research and Expertise and 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.

He took his doctorate in public administration from the Ohio State University in 1978. Prior to his appointment to the University of Nebraska faculty in that same year, he worked in the Economic Crime Unit of the Utah Attorney General’s Office, as well 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 assistant to the President of the Lincoln Foundation. Updated 9/18/23