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Prof Daniel Nagin, Teresa And H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University, is visiting the Violence Research Centre, at the Institute of Criminology, for collaborative work related to the Zurich Project on the Social Development from Childhood to Adulthood (z-proso).

This is an on-going longitudinal study of 1400 children. It aims at understanding the developmental dynamics involved in aggressive behaviour and victimization during childhood and adolescence. You can find out more about this project on our page and on the Jacobs Center’s website

Prof Nagin is also co-editor of Criminology and Public Policy, chaired the National Research Council’s Committee on Deterrence and the Death Penalty and served as Deputy Secretary for Fiscal Policy and Analysis in the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. 

He is the recipient of the American Society of Criminology’s Edwin H Sutherland Award in 2006, the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2014, Carnegie Mellon University’s Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award in 2015 and the National Academy of Science Award for Scientific Reviewing in 2017.

His research focuses on the evolution of criminal and antisocial behaviours over the life course, the deterrent effect of criminal and non-criminal penalties on illegal behaviours and the development of statistical methods for analysing longitudinal data. You can find out more about his work and publications here.


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