Lawrence W. Sherman
#21660 Overall Influence

Lawrence W. Sherman

American criminologist

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Lawrence W. Sherman was born in 1949 in Schenectady, New York. He graduated from Denison University with a B.A. in political science, before earning his M.A. in social science from the University of Chicago. He went on to earn his diploma in criminology from Cambridge University and his M.A. and Ph.D in sociology from Yale University.

Sherman has conducted extensive research into restorative justice, experimental criminology, and crime prevention. His work has been pivotal in stimulating a professional social movement among police officers across the world and in demonstrating how social science can be instrumental at the core of badly needed police reforms. He has served as co-director of a program performing longitudinal experiments involving over 2000 offenders and crime victims, seeking to better understand restorative justice policies and approaches. He has formerly served as president of the International Society of Criminology, the Academy of Experimental Criminology, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the American Society of Criminology. He has received multiple honors in the field of criminology, including the American Sociological Society’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Crime, Law and Deviance, the Campbell Collaboration’s Robert Boruch Award, and the Academy of Experimental Criminology’s Joan McCord Award.

He is the founding co-chair of criminology’s highest honor, the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. Sherman was Former Department Chair and Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He is currecntly the Director of the Cambridge Police Executive Programme and Director of Research for the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology at the University of Cambridge.

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Lawrence W. Sherman is an American experimental criminologist and police educator who is the founder of evidence-based policing.

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Schools

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Denison University
Denison University

Private college in Granville, Ohio, United States

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of Maryland
University of Maryland

Public research university in the city of College Park in Prince George's County, Maryland

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University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania

Private research university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Rutgers University
Rutgers University

Multi-campus American public research university in New Jersey, United States

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Yale University
Yale University

Private research university in New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#5 World Rank #2 USA Rank
Criminal Justice
#1144 World Rank #450 USA Rank
Sociology