Justin Nix

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Areas of Expertise

  • Police legitimacy
  • Procedural justice
  • Police use of force


Justin Nix, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is an expert in policing, police legitimacy, and procedural fairness.

Nix has consulted with the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Center for Border Security and Immigration and was a research assistant for the Integrated Data Exchange and Analysis Project by the Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Smart Policing Initiative. He is a member of the American Society of Criminology, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the Southern Criminal Justice Association.

He has been published in various academic journals, including Law and Human Behavior, Justice Quarterly, and Journal of Quantitative Criminology.

Nix received his Ph.D., M.A. and B.S. in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.

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