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Professor Brandon Welsh Receives ASC’s Joan McCord Award

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We at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice are pleased to share the good news that Professor Brandon Welsh was awarded the American Society of Criminology’s (ASC) Division on Experimental Criminology Joan McCord Award. The award recognizes distinguished experimental contributions to criminology and criminal justice. Award recipients have conducted significant experimental research that, in the tradition of Joan McCord’s work, has important implications for policy and practice. 

Professor Welsh’s signature research initiative has been the Cambridge-Somerville Youth Study (CSYS), a delinquency prevention experiment embedded in a prospective longitudinal survey of the development of offending. The CSYS is recognized as the first randomized controlled experiment in criminology, one of the earliest randomized experiments of a social program, and the earliest example of a longitudinal-experimental study with criminological outcomes.

Congratulations, Professor Welsh!

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