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(b. 1944, Ormskirk, Lancashire, England). Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. Psychology, Cambridge University, England.

Farrington is Professor of Psychological Criminology at Cambridge University, President of the Academy of Experimental Criminology, and Chair of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Group, which aims to produce systematic reviews of evaluations of criminological interventions.

Farrington completed one of the first detailed reviews of randomized experiments in criminology in 1983. His work in developmental criminology and criminal career research has been influenced by Donald West, Alfred Blumstein, Rolf Loeber, Lee Robins, and Joan McCord. His work in evaluation has been influenced by Tom Cook, Robert Boruch, and Lawrence Sherman.

With Brandon Welsh, he edited a special issue of Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science in 2001 titled “What Works ...

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