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Professor David P. Farrington to receive the 2018 Herbert Bloch Award

last modified Oct 09, 2018 10:10 AM

David Farrington has been chosen to receive the 2018 Herbert Bloch Award

David Farrington has been chosen to receive the 2018 Herbert Bloch Award of the American Society of Criminology. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to the ASC and to the professional interests of criminology. David was President of ASC in 1998-99 (the first and only person based outside North America to be President), and was centrally involved in the foundation of the Division of Developmental and Life-Course Criminology and was its first Chair in 2012-16. He also was centrally involved in the foundation of the Division of Sentencing and Corrections in 1999 and was appointed Honorary Past Chair of the DSC in 1999-2001 in recognition of this, and he was centrally involved in the foundation of the Division of Biopsychosocial Criminology in 2017 and was appointed Honorary Past Chair of the BPS in 2017-18 in recognition of this.

This new Award means that David will be the first person to receive what are historically the four major Awards of the ASC: the August Vollmer Award (established in 1959), the Edwin Sutherland Award (established in 1960), the Herbert Bloch Award (established in 1961), and the Sellin-Glueck Award (established in 1974). He received the Vollmer Award in 2014 for outstanding contributions to justice, prevention, or treatment; the Sutherland Award in 2002 for outstanding contributions to criminology; and the Sellin-Glueck Award in 1984 for outstanding contributions to international criminology (outside the United States). David will receive the Bloch Award in the ASC Awards Plenary at 6.30-8.00pm on Wednesday November 14 in Salon A of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.     

Several other Cambridge criminologists have received ASC Awards (not always when they were actually based in Cambridge). The Sellin-Glueck Award was received by Nigel Walker in 1975, Sir Leon Radzinowicz in 1976, Frederick McClintock in 1982, Roger Hood in 1986, Per-Olof Wikström in 1994, Sir Anthony Bottoms in 1996, Friedrich Lösel in 2002, and Manuel Eisner in 2011. The Sutherland Award was received by Lawrence Sherman in 1999.