Brandon C. Welsh, Ph.D, 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 at Free University 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 and situational approaches, and evidence-
based crime policy.
Professor Welsh is an author or editor of 10 books, including The Oxford Handbook of Crime Prevention
(Oxford University Press, 2012), The Future of Criminology (Oxford University Press, 2012), and
Experimental Criminology: Prospects for Advancing Science and Public Policy (Cambridge University
Press, forthcoming). Recent articles have been published in Prevention Science, Criminology & Public
Policy, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Crime and Justice, and Justice Quarterly. 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. Professor Welsh received his Ph.D. in Criminology from
Cambridge University in 1999.