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Terence Thornberry Ph.D.

Terence Thornberry, Ph.D.

Distinguished University Professor

Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak
College Park , Maryland 20742
Office Phone: 301-405-3008


  1. Ph.D. Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
  2. M.A. Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, 1971
  3. B.A. Sociology, Fordham University, 1966


Terence Thornberry was Director of the Problem Behavior Program at the Institute of Behavioral Science and Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado. He was awarded the Edwin H. Sutherland Award by the American Society of Criminology in 2008 was an invited speaker at the White House Conference on Helping America's Youth in 2005. His recent research focuses on intergenerational factors in the study of criminal behavior.