Dr. George Kirkham leaves his university post to study crime and the police. He was the first person to do that. No criminology professor had done this before. For his courageous and bold step he is known as a "Professor Who Became a Cop". To know more about Dr. George Kirkham call us at (800) 488-9231.
Dr. George Kirkham
Professor Who Became a
Dr. George Kirkham, who has been described by
the late William F. Buckley, Jr. as “...an Honor to
his Profession, ”received his Doctorate in
Criminology on a full Scholarship at the
University of California, Berkeley.
He is currently Professor Emeritus at
the Florida State University College of
Criminology & Criminal Justice, where
he taught and conducted pioneering
research for twenty years.
His many professional honors as a
criminologist include The Distinguished
Service Award, The Freedom’s Foundation
at Valley Forge Award and the J. Edgar
He is nationally and internationally known as “the
professor who became a cop” for taking leave of his
university post to study crime and the police in a way
that no criminology professor had before.
After attending and graduating from a police
academy, Dr. Kirkham spent six months as a
patrolman on a high crime beat in a major
After rejoining the faculty at Florida State
University, he continued working as a fullysworn
police officer on a part time basis throughout his
academic career, ultimately serving with four
different law enforcement agencies in assignments
as diverse as uniformed patrol, crisis intervention,
vice & narcotics, criminal investigation and
undercover work as part of an organized crime
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