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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.

Lee P. Brown and Bernd Schlömer are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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. {#nodes}
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    Vladimir Dmitrievich Nabokov (Russian: Влади́мир Дми́триевич Набо́ков; 21 July 1870 – 28 March 1922) 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. He was murdered in Berlin on 28 March 1922 by far-right Russian monarchists.  ...more
  • 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 for Experimental Criminology since 2008, he also serves as Chair of the Cambridge Police Executive Programme and CEO of the Cambridge Centre for Evidence-Based Policing. A Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland's Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice in College Park since 2010, Sherman's use of randomized controlled experiments to study deterrence and crime  ...more
  • Alexandros Lykourezos

    Alexandros Likourezos is a criminologist.
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    Lee Patrick Brown (born October 4, 1937) is an American criminologist, public administrator, politician and businessman; in 1997 he was the first African-American to be elected mayor of Houston, Texas. He was reelected twice to serve the maximum of three terms from 1998 to 2004. He has had a long career in law enforcement and academia; leading police departments in Atlanta, Houston and New York over the course of nearly four decades. With practical experience and a doctorate from University of California, Berkeley, he has combined research and operations in his career. After serving as Public Safety Commissioner of Atlanta, Georgia, he was appointed in 1982 as the first African-American  ...more