Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge
Professor David Farrington OBE is Emeritus Professor of Psychological Criminology in the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge. His major research interest is in developmental and life-course criminology, longitudinal studies of criminal careers, risk-focussed prevention and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. He is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist with over 600 published journal articles and book chapters on criminological and psychological topics, and 95 published books.
In addition to many research papers on risk factors and the development of offending, Professor Farrington has published widely on other topics, including methodological quality in evaluation research, comparative criminology, crime and physical health, criminal career models, shoplifting, bullying, developmental prevention, CCTV, street lighting, risk assessment, desistance, cost-benefit analysis, the effectiveness of programmes for young offenders, psychopathy, developmental and life course theories, offender profiling, and the prediction of homicide.
Professor Farrington received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and the Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award of the American Society of Criminology Division of International Criminology, in 2013, as well as the August Vollmer Award of the American Society of Criminology and the Juvenile Justice Without Borders International Award of the International Juvenile Justice Observatory in 2014.
He is a Fellow of the British Academy, of the Academy of Medical Sciences, of the British Psychological Society, of the American Society of Criminology, of the Association for Psychological Science, and of the International Society for Research on Aggression.