Daniel Nagin

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American criminologist and statistician

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Daniel Nagin is the Teresa H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, a statistician and criminologist. He earned a B.S. in administrative and managerial sciences and an M.S. in industrial administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Ph.D. from Heinz College.

He is best known for his research into the deterrence effect of criminal punishments, most notable the deterrence value of capital punishment. His work has also yielded insights into the statistical methods used to analyze and understand longitudinal data on criminality over time.

In 2014, he was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology and in 2017 he won the NAS Award for Scientific Reviewing. Nagin has also provided important leadership in the field, as the Deputy Secretary for Fiscal Policy and Analysis for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, research program area director of Carnegie Mellon University’s National Consortium on Violence Research, and in his teaching roles at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.

Today, he is the co-editor of the criminology journal, Criminology and Public Policy, and an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the American Society of Criminology. He is the author of Group Based Modeling of Development.

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According to Wikipedia, Daniel Steven Nagin is an American criminologist, statistician, and the Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College.

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