Ph.D. Political Science, 1973, University of California, Los Angeles
M.A. International Relations, 1967, University of California, Los Angeles
B.S. Social Sciences, 1966, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff
Otwin Marenin, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University. He received his BS from Northern Arizona University and his MA and Ph.D. (in Comparative Politics) from UCLA. He has taught at Ahmadu Bello University and the University of Benin in Nigeria, as well as the Universities of Baltimore, California, Colorado, and Alaska-Fairbanks in the USA. His research and publications have focused on policing systems in Native American communities in the United States and on the origins and practices of policing in Africa, especially in Nigeria. More recently, he has done research and written on developments in international policing, transnational police assistance programs, and efforts to reform the policing systems in failed, transitional and developing states. Recent publications include International Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders from across the World (co-editor Dilip Das), Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders across the Globe (co-editor Dilip Das) and Comparative Problems of Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders from Different Nations (co-editor Dilip Das).
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems, Police and Society, Comparative Policing, Transnational Crime, Processes and Institutions
Domestic and Comparative Policing; Comparative Criminal Justice Policies; International Police Reform and Assistance Programs; The dynamics of crime, law and legitimacy in state building and political development.