Great Honor for Research Affiliate Daniel Nagin
Criminologist appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Daniel S. Nagin, Research Affiliate at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, Germany, has been appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He will be joined by biochemist Emmanuelle Charpentier, another scientist from the Max Planck Society.
Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences honors excellence and convenes leaders from every field of human endeavor to examine new ideas, address issues of importance to the nation and the world, and work together, as expressed in the Academy’s charter, “to cultivate every art and science which may tend to advance the interest, honor, dignity, and happiness of a free, independent, and virtuous people.”
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Daniel Nagin is one of the most visible criminologists, with a keen interest in rational choice and behavioral approaches to the understanding, and to combatting, crime. He has widely published in the top journals in criminology, sociology, economics, statistics, psychology, and law. In August 2021, he was appointed Max Planck Law Fellow by the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law in Freiburg, and the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn.
Daniel Nagin is the Teresa and H. John Heinz III University Professor of Public Policy and Statistics (Carnegie Mellon University) and since 2006 has served as the college’s Associate Dean of Faculty.