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Professor Per-Olof H. Wikstrom FBA

Professor Per-Olof H. Wikstrom, FBA

Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology

Director of the Centre

Director (PI) of PADS+


Office Phone: 01223 335378

Biography:

Per-Olof H. Wikström (PhD, Docent, Stockholm University), FBA, is Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, and Professorial Fellow of Girton College. He is the director of the Centre for Analytic Criminology and the PI of the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+), a major ESRC funded research project which aims to advance knowledge about crime causation and prevention.


In 1994, he received the Sellin-Glueck Award for outstanding contributions to international criminology from the American Society of Criminology, in 2002 he was made a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (USA), in 2010 he was made a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy and in 2016 he was declared a winner of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

Research Interests

 Professor Wikström's main research interests are developing unified theory of the causes of crime (Situational Action Theory), its empirical testing and its application to devising knowledge-based prevention policies.