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Brandon Welsh

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Biography

Brandon C. Welsh is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. He is also a senior research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement in Amsterdam and a Steering Committee member of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group. His research and teaching focuses on the prevention of delinquency and crime, with an emphasis on developmental, community, and situational approaches, and evidence-based crime policy. Professor Welsh is an author or editor of 10 books, including Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2013), The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention (Oxford University Press, 2012), and The Future of Criminology (Oxford University Press, 2012). He was a member of the NIJ Study Group on Transitions from Juvenile Delinquency to Adult Crime and the OJJDP Study Group on Very Young Offenders, and has served as a consultant to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the British Home Office, Canada’s National Crime Prevention Centre, and the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime in Montreal.

Selected Publications

Books:

Welsh, B.C., Braga, A.A., & Bruinsma, G.J.N. (Eds.). (2013). Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Loeber, R., & Welsh, B.C. (Eds.). (2012). The Future of Criminology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Welsh, B.C., & Farrington, D.P. (Eds.). (2012). The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press.

Welsh, B.C., & Farrington, D.P. (2009). Making Public Places Safer: Surveillance and Crime Prevention. New York: Oxford University Press.

Farrington, D.P., & Welsh, B.C. (2007). Saving Children from a Life of Crime: Early Risk Factors and Effective Interventions. New York: Oxford University Press.

Articles:

Welsh, B.C., & Pfeffer, R.D. (2013). “Reclaiming crime prevention in an age of punishment: An American history”. Punishment & Society, in press.

Welsh, B.C., Braga, A.A., & Hollis, M.E. (2012). “Can ‘disciplined passion’ overcome the cynical view? An empirical inquiry of evaluator influence on police crime prevention program outcomes”. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 8, 415-431.

Greenwood, P.W., & Welsh, B.C. (2012). “Promoting evidence-based practice in delinquency prevention at the state level: Principles, progress, and policy directions”. Criminology & Public Policy, 11, 491-513.

Welsh, B.C., Peel, M.E., Farrington, D.P., Elffers, H., & Braga, A.A. (2011). “Research design influence on study outcomes in crime and justice: A partial replication with public area surveillance”. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 7, 183-198.

Welsh, B.C., Sullivan, C.J., & Olds, D.L. (2010). “When early crime prevention goes to scale: A new look at the evidence”. Prevention Science, 11, 115-125.

Professional Associations & Affiliations

Senior Research Fellow, Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (2009-present)

Steering Committee Member, Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group (2007-present)