Beto Chair Lecture: Dr. Marvin Krohn

Beto Chair Lecture Series

Fri, Oct 24, 2014
9:30 - 11:00 A.M.
Hazel B. Kerper Courtroom

Dr. Marv Krohn
Dr. Marv Krohn
Dr. Marv Krohn, a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology & Law at the University of Florida, is one of the leading life course criminologists in the country. He will discuss “Examining the Causes and Consequences of Late Onset Offending.”

Dr. Krohn has a long-standing interest in the study of causes of delinquency and drug use, focusing primarily on social processes and changes over the life course. For 26 years, he has been a Co-Principal Investigator on the Rochester Youth Development Study, a three generational longitudinal panel study targeting those at high risk for serious crime and delinquency. Among the issues he explores are childhood precursors of delinquency, intergenerational transmission, involvement in delinquent behavior and gangs during adolescence, and the consequences of such involvement for life chances as an adult.

An older hooded gang member.Dr. Krohn is co-author of Gangs and Delinquency in Develop- mental Per- spective, which was the recipient of the 2003 Michael J. Hindelang Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the American Society of Criminology (ASC). The book focuses on the reasons why youth join gangs, the contemporary impact of gang joining on both criminal and non-criminal behaviors, and the longer term effects gang membership has on a successful transition to adulthood.

Dr. Krohn also co-authored Delinquent Behavior and Researching Theories of Crime and Delinquency as well as four compendiums on crime and delinquency. He also contributed to numerous research articles and book chapters. His areas of interest include juvenile delinquency, criminology, adolescent substance abuse, and life course criminology.

Teenagers signs sits overlooking a stash of drugs.A former Vice President and Executive Counselor of the ASC, Dr. Krohn was named a Fellow in the organization in 2012. A Fellow is a member who has achieved distinction in criminology through scholarly contributions to the intellectual life of the discipline.

Dr. Krohn serves as associate editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice and on the editorial boards of Criminology, Journal of Crime and Justice, and American Journal of Criminal Justice. He previously served on editorial boards for the Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law, Sociological Inquiry, and Sociological Focus.

University of Florida logoBefore joining the University of Florida, where he served as Director of the Division of Sociology, Criminology and Law from 2008-11, Dr. Kohn was a member of the faculty and held leadership positions at the State University of New York at Albany. He also taught at the University of Iowa and Western Illinois University.

Dr. Krohn received his Ph.D. in Criminology from Florida State University, his Master of Arts in Sociology at the University of Maryland and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the College of Wooster.

The presentation will be available live in Room 110 in The Woodlands Center or on the web at

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