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Why people obey the law

Australian Institute of Criminology , Tony Bottoms
27 November 2000 -

Tony Bottoms
Wolfson Professor of Criminology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Anthony Bottoms has been Wolfson Professor of Criminology at the University of Cambridge since 1984, and he is also now a Visiting Professor of Criminology at the University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. In 1996 he was awarded the Sellin-Glueck Prize of the American Society of Criminology for international contributions to criminology. From 1984 to 1998 he was the Director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge.

His principal academic interests lie in the fields of penology, environmental criminology, and theoretical criminology. Recent publications (with colleagues) include Prisons and the Problem of Order (1996) and Criminal Deterrence and Sentence Severity (1999).

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