October 16, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik

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Walter DeKeseredyWalter DeKeseredy will give the talk, "Male Peer Support for Woman Abuse," Monday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing.

DeKeseredy, who serves as director of the Center for Research on Violence at West Virginia University, is the author of 20 books including his most recent, Male Peer Support & Violence Against Women: The History & Verification of a Theory (with M.D. Schwartz, Northeastern University Press, 2013).

In 2008, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma gave DeKeseredy the Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award. He also jointly received the 2004 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology's (ASC) Division on Women and Crime and the 2007 inaugural University of Ontario Institute of Technology Research Excellence Award.

In 1995, he received the Critical Criminologist of the Year Award from the ASC's Division on Critical Criminology (DCC) and in 2008 the DCC awarded him the Lifetime Achievement Award. This year, the Academy of Criminal Justice's Critical Criminal Justice Section gave him the Critical Criminal Justice Scholar Award.