Richard Walker

Lecturer, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security

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Gabert Library, Room 520
Journal Square Campus

M.S., Criminal Justice, Tiffin University
B.A., Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

Classes: Police Role in the Community; Ethics and Justice; and Domestic and International Terrorism.

Professor Walker has been with HCCC since 2015. He created and serves as the co-chair of the HCCC Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and as a member of the College’s Assessment and General Education Committees. He is responsible for the creation of the internship list, which provides viable opportunities for HCCC Criminal Justice students. Professor Walker also revised existing articulation agreements with the Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation, allowing an increase in additional credits towards the A.S. in Criminal Justice for officers who meet the eligibility requirements. He assisted with the completion and implementation of the Homeland Security Program (A.S. in Criminal Justice). Professor Walker also introduced Coffee with a COP events at HCCC, and worked with law enforcement officers to organize charity athletic events.

Professor Walker’s research interests include community policing, sentencing disparities, and ethics in the criminal justice system. He is the author of a book on restorative justice, and his academic works have appeared in peer-reviewed publications. In 2018 he was presented with a New Jersey Special Olympics Torch Run Community Service Award by the North Bergen Police Department.