Professors Peter Squires and John Lea have been recognised for their contribution to criminology by the British Society of Criminology (BSC).
Professor John Lea, Visiting Professor of Criminology at the university, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to criminology.
The prestigious British Society of Criminology (BSC) Outstanding Achievement Award is presented once a year and recognises the research contribution of academics in the field.
Professor Lea was nominated for his work toward the development of criminological theory and research on victimisation and police racism.
He said: “It’s not just a reward for me but for all the students and colleagues who have been the critical audience of first resort for any useful contribution I’ve been able to make to the development of my perspective in criminology and social science.”
Professor Lea will receive the award during the BSC annual conference at the University of Plymouth between 1 and 3 July.