Criminal justice academy honors RU professor

Lucy Hochstein

Lucy Hochstein

Radford University Professor Lucy Hochstein has been honored with an Outstanding Service Award by the Academy of Criminal Justice Services (ACJS), Police Section, for her service as the section's historian and archivist.

"The department is very pleased that Dr. Hochstein was honored by our major national organization, ACJS," said Professor Mary Atwell, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice. "Because she has brought the Police Section archive to McConnell Library, Radford students and faculty have access to those resources.  Dr. Hochstein has really put Radford on the ACJS map."

Hochstein began serving the section as historian and archivist in 2003. Since then, she has worked to preserve its publications—the peer-reviewed journal "Police Quarterly" and the newsletter "Police Forum"—as well as donated journals, records and other published material from criminal justice professionals across the country.

"I never in my wildest dreams thought anyone would propose me for that award," said Hochstein, who teaches in the Department of Criminal Justice. "I am thrilled about it." ACJS does not award Outstanding Service Awards annually. Before Hochstein was honored, the award had not been given since 2004.

In addition to Hochstein's work as historian and archivist, Radford University has lent its support to the ACJS. The Police Section archives are currently housed in McConnell Library where, in winter 2011, RU Archivist Gene Hyde and student Ian Carlow assisted Hochstein in digitizing the collection.

The Police Section archives can be found online in the McConnell Library archives.

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Apr 9, 2013
Dan Waidelich
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