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TRENDING List of Famous Criminologists

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List of famous criminologists, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top criminologists in the world? This includes the most prominent criminologists, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable criminologists is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic criminologists were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned criminologists.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known criminologists to the lesser known criminologists of today, these are some of the best professionals in the criminologist field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous criminologists ever?" and "What are the names of famous criminologists?" then you're in the right place. (50 items)
Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Criminologists
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Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov was a Russian criminologist, journalist, and progressive statesman during the last years of the Russian Empire. He was the father of Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov. ...more

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Age: Died at 52 (1870-1922)

Birthplace: Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Profession: Criminologist, Journalist, Author, Writer

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Lawrence Sherman


Lawrence W. Sherman is an experimental criminologist and the founder of "evidence-based policing." Since 2007 he has been the Wolfson Professor of Criminology and from 2012 the Director of the Cambridge Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University. The founding director of the Jerry Lee Centre ...more

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Age: 67

Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States of America

Profession: Criminologist, Professor

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Paul Wilson


Paul Richard Wilson OAM is a New Zealand-born Australian author, sociologist and criminologist. ...more

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Age: 74

Birthplace: New Zealand

Profession: Criminologist

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Alexandros Lykourezos


Alexandros Likourezos is a criminologist. ...more

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Profession: Criminologist

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Lee P. Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Criminologists
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Lee Patrick Brown had a long-time career in law enforcement, leading police departments in Atlanta, Houston and New York over the course of nearly four decades. During this time he helped to implement a number of techniques in community policing that appeared to result in substantial decreases in ...more

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Age: 79

Birthplace: Wewoka, Oklahoma, United States of America

Profession: Criminologist, Politician, Police officer, Teacher

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Leif G. W. Persson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Criminologists
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Leif Gustav Willy Persson is a Swedish criminologist and novelist. He was a professor in criminology at the Swedish National Police Board from 1992 to 2012. He is known for his crime fiction novels and for his regular appearances as an expert commentator on notable crime cases in television and ...more

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Age: 70

Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Profession: Criminologist, Author, Teacher

Credits: Backstrom, The Man from Majorca, Kommissarie Späck, In the Name of the Law Efterlyst, + more

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Edwin Hardin Sutherland was an American sociologist. He is considered as one of the most influential criminologists of the twentieth century. He was a sociologist of the symbolic interactionist school of thought and is best known for defining white-collar crime and differential association, a ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1883-1950)

Birthplace: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States of America

Profession: Criminologist

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George Thorndike Angell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Criminologists
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George Thorndike Angell was an American lawyer, philanthropist, and advocate for the humane treatment of animals. He was born in Southbridge, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College in 1846, studied law at the Harvard Law School, and in 1851 was admitted to the bar in Boston, where he ...more

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Age: Died at 86 (1823-1909)

Birthplace: Southbridge

Profession: Criminologist, Lawyer

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