Sellin-Wolfgang Research Prize

This prize is given at graduation in recognition of the best senior thesis submitted by a criminology major each year.

To be considered for the prize, submissions must to received by the thesis adviser and the department by Friday, April 1, 2016.

Past Winners


2014    Emily Anne Leven - Transit police in the neighborhood: The effects of a SEPTA police initiative on crime

2013    Olivia Choy - Heart Rate as a Mediator of the Social Adversity-Antisocial Behavior Relationship 

2012    Corey Conyers - An investigation into the Crime Reduction Effects of CCTV Cameras in Lancaster, PA

2011    Zach Sommers – The Effects of Demographic Factors on Sentencing and Probation Outcomes

2010    Jill Portnoy – The Second to Fourth Digit Ratio (2D:4D) and its Relation to Crime, Aggression and Pychopathic Personality