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News contact: Jenni Bullington, UTD, (972) 883-4431, jennib@utdallas.edu

UTD Professor Honored In Vancouver
At Criminology Group's Conference

Dr. Paul Tracy Receives "President's Award"
For Contributions In His Field, Mentoring Efforts

Dr. Paul TracyRICHARDSON, Texas (Feb. 24, 2003) - Dr. Paul Tracy, a professor of criminology, sociology and political economy at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), received the president's award for distinguished contributions to the field of criminology from the Western Society of Criminology (WSC) at the society's 30th annual conference held Feb. 20-23 in Vancouver, Canada.

Tracy was presented the award Saturday night in honor of his expertise in longitudinal research, most specifically for his birth cohort study that followed the criminal behavior of approximately 27,000 people born in 1958 in Philadelphia, and for his mentoring of the current president of the WSC, Dr. Elizabeth Deschenes, while she was a doctoral student at the University of Pennsylvania, and for advising her during the 20 years since then.

Tracy specializes in the study of criminal careers, juvenile delinquency and policy issues in the criminal and juvenile justice systems. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology with specialties in criminology and research methods from the Center for Studies in Criminology and Criminal Law at the University of Pennsylvania.

The author of five books and numerous scholarly articles, Tracy is coordinator of the Crime and Justice Studies Program in the School of Social Sciences at UTD.

About the WSC
The WSC is a major regional professional criminological society. It is devoted to the scientific study of crime and attracts criminology scholars, students, government officials and public and private practitioners from around the world. WSC participants learn about the latest criminological research, interact with prominent scholars, policymakers and legislators, examine new and forthcoming books and learn about employment opportunities.

About UTD
The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 13,000 students. The school's freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores. The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs. For additional information about UTD, please visit the university's web site at http://www.utdallas.edu.


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