Yale sociology alumnus Professor David Weisburd, of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been awarded the Israel Prize in Social work and Criminological research. The Israel Prize is regarded as the state’s highest honor and is presented annually on Israel’s independence day in a state ceremony in Jerusalem in the presence of the country’s president and prime minister. Weisburd received his PhD from the department in 1985. His dissertation was supervised by Albert J. Reiss Jr. and Stanton Wheeler. He went on to become one of the field’s most prominent researchers in criminology.