Award Winning emeritus Regent's Professor Passes Away

Travis Hirschi an emeritus Regent’s Professor in the School of Sociology, at the University of Arizona, has passed away.  His family is respecting his wishes, viz., to not have a memorial.

Travis received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1968. Before joining the University of Arizona in 1981, he held appointments at the University of Washington, the University of California at Davis, and the State University of New York at Albany School of Criminal Justice.  

Travis was named a Regents’ Professor in 1989, the highest honor bestowed on UA faculty. In 1990, he published the book “A General Theory of Crime” with criminologist Michael R. Gottfredson. Hirschi is a Fellow and past President of the American Society of Criminology and winner of its highest prize for scholarship, the Edwin Sutherland Award. He retired from the UA in 1997.  In 2016, Travis received the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, see

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01/30/2017 - 15:47