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Brandon Welsh

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Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Brandon C. Welsh, Ph.D., is a Professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and the Director of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study. His research and teaching focuses on the prevention of delinquency and crime, with an emphasis on developmental, community, and situational approaches, and evidence-based social policy. Professor Welsh is an author or editor of 10 books, including Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy (Cambridge University Press), The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention (Oxford University Press), and The Future of Criminology (Oxford University Press). He was a member of the NIJ Study Group on Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime and the OJJDP Study Group on Very Young Offenders, and has served as a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the British Home Office, Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre, and the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime in Montreal.

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Books:

  • Welsh, B.C., Braga, A.A., & Bruinsma, G.J.N. (Eds.). (2013). Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Welsh, B.C., & Farrington, D.P. (Eds.). (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Loeber, R., & Welsh, B.C. (Eds.). (2012). The Future of Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Welsh, B.C., & Farrington, D.P. (2009). Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Farrington, D.P., & Welsh, B.C. (2007). Saving Children from a Life of Crime: Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions. New York: Oxford University Press.


Articles:

  • Welsh, B.C., Zane, S.N., Zimmerman, G.M., & Yohros, A. (2019). Association of a crime prevention program for boys with mortality 72 years after the intervention: A follow-up of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open, 2(3), e190782.
  • Tremblay, R.E., Welsh, B.C., & Sayre-McCord, G. (2019). Crime and the life-course, prevention, experiments, and truth seeking: Joan McCord’s pioneering contributions to criminology. Annual Review of Criminology, 2, 1-20.
  • Piza, E.L., Welsh, B.C., Farrington, D.P., & Thomas, A.L. (2019). CCTV surveillance for crime prevention: A 40-year systematic review with meta-analysis. Criminology & Public Policy, 18, 135-159.
  • Welsh, B.C., Dill, N.E., & Zane, S.N. (2018). The first delinquency prevention experiment: A socio-historical review of the origins of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study’s research design. Journal of Experimental Criminology. DOI: 10.1007/s11292-018-9323-9.
  • Zane, S.N., Welsh, B.C., & Zimmerman, G.M. (2018). Criminal offending and mortality over the full life-course: A 70-year follow-up of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study. Journal of Quantitative Criminology. DOI: 10.1007/s10940-018-9399-4.
  • Welsh, B.C., Zimmerman, G.M., & Zane, S.N. (2018). The centrality of theory in modern day crime prevention: Developments, challenges, and opportunities. Justice Quarterly, 35, 139-161.
  • Welsh, B.C., Zane, S.N., & Rocque, M. (2017). Delinquency prevention for individual change: Richard Clarke Cabot and the making of the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study. Journal of Criminal Justice, 52, 79-89.

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