Friedrich Lösel

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German psychologist

Why Is Friedrich Lösel Influential?

Friedrich Lösel was born in 1945 in Neuendettelsau, Germany. He earned his Ph.D from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.

Lösel is well known for his work in forensic psychology and his research into criminal justice topics as diverse as child abuse, resilience, school bullying, and football hooliganism. He is a prolific writer, credited as author, editor, or co-author of more than 30 books and hundreds of articles. He has received multiple honors, including the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, the Sellin Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology, and the Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award of the Division of the Experimental Criminology of the American Society of Criminology.

He is president of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, a professor of psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and emeritus professor at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology. Previously, he was the president of the European Association of Psychology and Law, chairman of the Family Research Award Committee of the German Ministry for Family Affairs, and director of the Cambridge Institute of Technology. Most recently, he is conducting a longitudinal study of 600 children and their families, which has been ongoing for the past 12 years. In this study, he is exploring childhood development over time.

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According to Wikipedia, Friedrich Lösel is a German forensic psychologist, criminologist and emeritus professor at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology. He was the director of the Institute from 2005 to 2012; as director, he pursued a focus on studying crime committed across the life-course. He is also a professor of psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, where he was the director of the Institute of Psychology from 1987 to 2011. He was formerly the director of the Social Sciences Research Center at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg from 2002 to 2005. He is the past president of the European Association of Psychology and Law and the current president of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. In 2006, he was one of two recipients of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, with John Braithwaite.

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