Cathy Spatz Widom Will Share the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

WidomCathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor of psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, has been selected to share the 2016 Stockholm Prize in Criminology from Stockholm University in Sweden. The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is a prestigious international award that aims to highlight the work of researchers who contribute to significant developments in criminological research.

Dr. Widom will be honored along with her research collaborators – Travis Warren Hirshi of the University of Arizona and Per-Olof Wikstrom of the University of Cambridge – at a ceremony in Stockholm in June. They are being honored for their research on how parents and peers shape successes, or failures, in preventing adult violence and crime.

Professor Widom has taught at Harvard University, the University of Indiana, and the University at Albany of the State University of New York System. She is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in psychology from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She is the co-editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology and the editor of Trauma, Psychopathology, and Violence: Causes, Consequences, or Correlates? (Oxford University Press, 2012).

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