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New criminal justice professor has made crime prevention his life’s work

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Anthony Braga, Distinguished Professor and director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, has been working in con­junc­tion with the Boston Police Depart­ment for more than 20 years, ana­lyzing poli­cies and devel­oping pro­grams aimed at reducing the city’s vio­lent crime rate.

Anthony Braga has been working in con­junc­tion with the Boston Police Depart­ment for more than 20 years, ana­lyzing poli­cies and devel­oping pro­grams aimed at reducing the city’s vio­lent crime rate.

I orig­i­nally wanted to become a police officer,” says Braga, who joined Northeastern’s fac­ulty in July as Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and director of the School of Crim­i­nology and Crim­inal Jus­tice. “But as I pro­gressed through my aca­d­emic career, I real­ized that working with crim­inal jus­tice, social ser­vice, and community-based orga­ni­za­tions to under­stand and address com­pli­cated crime prob­lems was the per­fect fit for me.”

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