Alfred Blumstein was born in 1930 in New York. He earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph.D from Cornell University. Blumstein’s research has explored multiple aspects of criminal justice, such as career criminality, criminal justice policy, juvenile violence, deterrence, and populations within the prison system.
He has published multiple works that continue to inform criminal justice theory, including his 2007 work, Key Issues in Criminal Career Research: New Analyses of the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development, which he wrote with colleagues, Alex Piquero and David P. Farrington. His work has been honored by numerous criminal justice organizations. He was one of the winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in 2007–the highest possible award in the field of criminology. In 1998, he was honored with the Wolfgang Award for Distinguished Achievement in Criminology.
Blumstein was previously the president of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, the Operations Research Society of America, and the Institute of Management Sciences. He is the former head of the National Consortium on Violence Research at Carnegie Mellon. Today, he is the J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research at Heinz College and Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon.
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Alfred Blumstein is an American scientist and the J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research at the Heinz College and Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known as one of the top researchers in criminology and operations research.
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