Faith Lutze.

The international Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS) has selected Faith Lutze, a Washington State University professor and expert in criminal justice, to receive the group’s prestigious Founder’s Award in recognition of “a career of providing substantial contributions to the Academy and to the discipline of criminal justice through education and research.”

“It is such an honor to be recognized as an ACJS Founder and to represent such a respected community of justice scholars and educators, Lutze said. “I am proud, grateful and inspired to continue the important work of the Academy.”

Lutze coordinated and helped grow her department’s undergraduate and graduate programs and has mentored numerous doctoral students and junior faculty over the years. She has also developed a number of community engagement activities and served on criminal justice policy boards at the state and federal levels.

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