Professor of Sociology
Ronald Weitzer received his PhD in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1985. He taught at George Washington University from 1988 to 2019, and is now Professor Emeritus. He is a criminologist, and much of his research has investigated police-minority relations in the United States and in other nations (including Northern Ireland and South Africa). He is also an expert on the sex industry, with particular expertise on American policies and law enforcement on prostitution and sex trafficking, and has authored a number of studies focused on Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. A recently completed project involved extensive field research on the sex industry in Thailand. He served as a member of a commission (2020-2021) that recommended reforms in policing in the United States, sponsored by the National Police Foundation. For additional information, go to Ronald Weitzer's Wikipedia page.