Professor Per-Olof Wikström
Criminology: Situational Action Theory, crime as moral actions, social ecology of crime, crime & human development, knowledge-based crime prevention policy.
Per-Olof H. Wikström, (PhD, Docent, Stockholm University), FBA, is Professor of Ecological and Developmental Criminology at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. He is the director of the Peterborough Adolescent and Young Adult Development Study (PADS+), a major ESRC funded longitudinal research project which aims to advance knowledge about crime causation and prevention. Professor Wikström's main research interests are developing unified theory of the causes of crime (Situational Action Theory), its empirical testing (PADS+) and its application to devising knowledge-based prevention policies. In 1991, he was elected Northern Scholar by the University of Edinburgh, in 1994, he received the Sellin-Glueck Award for outstanding contributions to international criminology from the American Society of Criminology, in 2002 he was elected a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford (USA), in 2010 he was named a Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, in 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy, and in 2016 he was awarded the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (http://www.su.se/english/about/prizes-awards/the-stockholm-prize-in-crim...).