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Emeritus Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford

Professor Roger Hood is Professor Emeritus of Criminology at the University of Oxford and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College.

From 1973 to 2003 he was Director of the Oxford Centre for Criminology. Since then he has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia Law School and City University Law School Hong Kong. In 1986 Professor Hood received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology for 'Distinguished International Contributions to Criminology'. As consultant to the United Nations, he prepared the Secretary-General's 5th, 6th and 7th Quinquennial reports on capital punishment. He has written on penal history, race discrimination in sentencing and parole and is the author of The Death Penalty: a Worldwide Perspective (1st ed. 1989, 4th ed. with Carolyn Hoyle, 2008).

He has been appointed CBE, Honorary Queen's Council, Doctor of Civil Law, and a Fellow of the British Academy.


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    Emeritus Professor of Criminology, University of Oxford