Chiricos Named William Julius Wilson Professor of Criminology

March 22, 2006

Filed Under: Awards, Faculty

The University has named Professor Ted Chiricos, Ph.D., the William Julius Wilson Professor of Criminology in recognition of his excellence in research, teaching, and service. Chiricos’s studies on the fear of crime have been recognized as the most influential in the field, and his research on deterrence changed the way criminologists approached this major and controversial subject matter. His students often cite his criminology seminar as one of their favorite and most challenging classes, and he has mentored many students who have become productive scholars in the field of criminology.