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Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Professor Singer’s scholarship focuses on adolescent offender and juvenile justice. His most recent book, America’s Safest City: Delinquency and Modernity in Suburbia (New York University Press, 2014), won the American Society of Criminology’s 2015 Michael J. Hindelang Book Award for the most valuable contribution to research in criminology. His earlier book, Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform (Cambridge University Press, 1996), won the American Sociological Association’s 1999 Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholar Award in crime, law, and deviance. He has received grants from the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. His current book project is on juveniles lifers in America’s criminal justice system.

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  • Robert Sheehan Excellence in Teaching Award, 2020, Northeastern University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • “America’s Safest City” received the American Society of Criminology’s top book award, the 2015 Michael J. Hindelang Book Award for “the Most Outstanding Contribution to Research in Criminology.” It also was one of seven books to receive the 2016 Prose Award from the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division.
  • Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholar Award, 1999, American Sociological Association, Crime, Law, and Deviance Section
  • Fellow, Institute of Criminology, 1995-1996, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England
  • Visiting Associate Professor, 1988-1989, Institute of Criminology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Senior Fellowship, 1983-1984, Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, Albany, New York

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  • Education

    PhD, 1980, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania

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    427 Churchill Hall
    360 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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