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Thursday, 6 September 2012

Professor David Farrington Wins the Stockholm Criminology Prize 2013The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor David Farrington, Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, has been awarded the 2013 Stockholm Prize in Criminology for his pioneering research on early-life interventions and the cost-effectiveness of developmental programs over the life-course. Professor Farrington's evidence-based work has guided government policies, and has been hugely influential on criminologists all over the world.

"Farrington's work is an excellent example of how good criminological research can help to reduce crime and increase people's quality of life", says Jerzy Sarnecki, Professor of Criminology at Stockholm University and one of the two chairmen of the prize jury.

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is an international prize in the field of criminology. It has been established under the aegis of the Swedish Ministry of Justice.  The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in criminological research or for the application of research results by practitioners for the reduction of crime and the advancement of human rights.

More information about the Stockholm Prize in Criminology is available at the Stockholm Criminology Symposium website.