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START Researcher Awarded Stockholm Prize in Criminology


START Researcher Awarded Stockholm Prize in Criminology

July 9, 2009

START Researcher, David Weisburd, was awarded the 2010 Stockholm Prize, which some consider to be the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the criminology field. Professor Weisburd received his award for his experiments showing that increased police patrols at high crime areas actually reduces crime instead of simply changing its location.

The complete prize announcement is available here.

For more information on David Weisburd's research for START, see Police Responses to Terrorism: Lessons from the Israeli Experience.