Dr. Alex R. Piquero is the Asbel Smith Professor of Criminology and Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Studies. In 2018 he was inducted as a Fellow of The University of Texas System Academy of Distinguished Teachers. During his career he has authored over 350 peer-reviewed articles and as of September 2016 his works have been cited over 21,000 times. His research interests include: criminal careers, crime prevention, criminological theory, and quantitative research methods.

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2019 recipient of the Web of Science Highly Cited Researchers award for Social Sciences

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