University at Albany

Excellence in Research

Each year, the University at Albany honors special members of its community with Excellence Awards denoting exceptional contributions to the life of the campus. Four faculty members received this tribute in 2009 for Excellence in Research.

Alan LizotteAlan LizotteCriminal Justice

Professor Alan Lizotte, Professor in the School of Criminal Justice and Director of the Hindelang Center since 1984, has had a tremendous influence on the field of criminology through his work on delinquency, gun violence, and criminal justice system processes. He was one of the founding investigators of the Rochester Youth Development Study project, one of the most significant longitudinal social science studies of juvenile delinquency in the world, attracting over $20 million in external funding. He is the author of more than 25 publications resulting from that project alone and his scholarship has been cited over 1600- times, based on a Google scholar analysis. He is an executive board member of the American Society on Criminology.

Professor Lizotte's research focuses on the causes and consequences of delinquency, especially over the adolescent life-course. He also researches patterns of ownership and use of firearms, patterns of illegal gun carrying, the role of guns in gang behavior, sentencing for firearms offenses, and the effectiveness of gun control.

Professor Lizotte's reputation as a scholar has been an important factor in the ranking of the School of Criminal Justice and the attraction of talented young scholars to the School. In the words of his nominator, "Alan Lizotte's, "impressive body of work ... [that is] widely read and serves as the foundation for new researc ...Alan Lizotte has a sterling national and international reputation as a scholar."

Excellence in Research

Laurie Feldman Alan Lizotte Philip McCallion Serge Oktyabrsky

Alan Lizotte

Social Welfare
Serge Oktyabrsky
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