Alex Piquero is Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology and Arts & Sciences Distinguished Scholar at the University of Miami. Piquero additionally holds several other academic appointments including: Professor of Criminology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Criminology Institute, Griffith University; Life Course Centre Fellow, University of Queensland; and Fellow of the University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute. Prior to joining the University of Miami, Piquero was the Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences for the University of Texas at Dallas. He has ranked as #1 criminologist in the world in terms of publication since 1996. He earned a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Maryland at College Park.
Piquero has focused his research on correlations between malnutrition and violence. He has collaborated on books such as the Handbook of Quantitative Criminology and a study finding that arrest rates among National Football League players was statistically lower than that of the rest of the American public within that age range.
As a member of more than a dozen editorial boards, he has considerable influence in the field. He spent five years as the co-editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology. He was named to the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board by United States Attorney General Eric Holder in 2015. He has taught at Florida State University, the University of Maryland, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the University of Texas at Dallas.
He is married to another highly respected criminologist, Nicole Leeper Piquero.
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Alexis Russell "Alex" Piquero is a Cuban-American criminologist and the Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas , where he is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. He has been ranked as the #1 criminologist in the world since 1996 by the number of peer-reviewed papers in criminology journals. In 2015, then-United States Attorney General Eric Holder appointed him to the Office of Justice Programs Science Advisory Board.Source: Wikipedia
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