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The University of West Florida invites you to Experience UWF Downtown with Dr. Peter Kraska on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Commerce in downtown Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Kraska’s lecture, “Police Militarization and America’s Punitive Turn: Lessons from the Field,” will begin at 6 p.m., following an open reception at 5:30 p.m. The event will conclude with a Q&A and will be recorded.


Peter Kraska, Ph.D., is an eminent professor in the School of Justice Studies at Eastern Kentucky University and adjunct faculty at the University of West Florida. He is a leading scholar in police and criminal justice militarization, criminal justice theory, and mixed-methods research. With seven books and numerous articles to his name, his work has appeared in leading academic journals and media outlets worldwide, and his expertise has been sought after by academic and policy audiences alike.


This installment of the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series is sponsored by the UWF College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, the Department of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies, the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club, and is funded in part by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.

ADA Statement: Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations is requested to advise UWF by contacting Human Resources at 850.474.2694 or 850.857.6158 (TTY) at least two business days prior to the event. For more information or to submit a request, visit the Public Event Accommodations page or email


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