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SAB Member, David Brotherton, Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Brotherton will receive his award at a ceremony during the 2023 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Criminology in November.

Professor David Brotherton member of the Scientific Advisory Board of SolRoutes project, won the 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice for his distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service in critical criminology, an area of criminology that addresses structural inequalities in the criminal justice system.

In naming Brotherton, the selection committee commented: “(T)he most compelling elements of Dr. Brotherton’s career accomplishments reflect a critical criminology absolutely devoted to seeing the humanity in the people whose lives our research reflects, as well as the violations of humanity in the acts of the powerful who create conditions of despair and desperation. His research promises to remain the most influential and impactful argument for a critical perspective in gang studies for generations to come.” 

Brotherton’s recent scholarship includes co-authoring What’s Love Got To Do With It? Credible Messengers and the Power of Transformative Mentoring (forthcoming 2023) from Temple University Press, co-editing the Routledge International Handbook of Critical Gang Studies and co-editing Immigration Policy in the Age of Punishment: Detention, Deportation, Border Control from Columbia University Press. His current projects include the New York City Deportation Pipeline Study, funded by the National Science Foundation, and the Solroutes Project, funded by the European Research Council.