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Professor Wikstrom receiving an Honorary Doctorate Degree

On the 19th of January 2017 professor Per-Olof Wikstrom received and an honorary degree at the Universidad Nacionalde Educacion a Distancia (UNED) in Madrid. Many national and international dignitaries were in attendance, e.g. the Swedish ambassador in Spain.

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Stockholm Criminology Prize 2016

Travis W. Hirschi, Cathy Spatz Widom and Per-Olof Wikström were selected, by the international jury for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, as award winners 2016. The winners are awarded the prize in recognition of their important joint advance in knowledge about how parents and peers shape successes, or failures, in preventing adult violence and crime

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A Message for Participants: Keeping in Touch

Dear Participants, you should have recently received an email from us asking you to update your contact details; please click on the link in the email to fill out a short contact details form.

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Welcome to the Centre for Analytic Criminology.

The core aim of the Centre for Analytic Criminology is to advance, through theory development and empirical testing, a general, dynamic and mechanism-based explanation of crime and its causes to inform effective crime prevention policies and practices.  The staff members of the Centre represent a multi-disciplinary background. We have an  extensive network of international collaborators.  

The centre’s activities focus around:

  1. The development and refinement of Situational Action Theory (SAT)
  2. The testing of key propositions of SAT in the prospective longitudinal Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+)
  3. The building and maintenance of an international network of research collaborations
  4. The development of key policy and practise implications of the centre’s research
  5. The dissemination of the findings to policy-makers and practitioners 

Our main research projects are:

  • Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adults Development Study
  • Neurogenetics and differential susceptibility to criminogenic social environments: How do young people develop and express crime propensities?