H. M. Queen Silvia of Sweden presents the Stockholm Prize in Criminology to Richard E. Tremblay. Photo: Johan Jeppsson/IBL
H. M. Queen Silvia of Sweden presents the Stockholm Prize in Criminology to Richard E. Tremblay. Photo: Johan Jeppsson/IBL

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is the world’s largest and most prestigious prize in the field of criminology. In 2017, the prize is awarded to Professor Richard E. Tremblay, based in Dublin, Montreal and Paris. The prize sum amounts to one million Swedish kronor.

Crime prevention work

Professor Richard E. Tremblay is rewarded for the discovery of fundamental, scientific links between biology and social factors in human development. A particularly important role is attributed to parenthood. Tremblay has combined this research with careful testing of policies that may alter some of these factors and lead to reduced violence and other crime.

“Richard E. Tremblay is rewarded for his research on why some children run a significantly greater risk than the average to turn into criminals. Tremblay’s research has greatly contributed to the development of effective methods of preventing violence and other serious crime,” says Jerzy Sarnecki, Professor of Criminology at Stockholm University and one of two chairmen of the prize jury.

Prize ceremony at the Stockholm City Hall

On June 20th, the prize was awarded in connection with the Stockholm Criminology Symposium. The ceremony took place at the Stockholm City Hall and the prize was presented by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden.

See the prize ceremony and read more

The prize ceremony was filmed and can be viewed at Stockholm University’s website. The film includes information about the prize and Richard E. Tremblay’s research.

Watch the film and read more.

Stockholm Criminology Symposium

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is organized annually by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet – Brå). It is one of three major international conferences for criminologists, gathering around 500 researchers, practitioners and policy-makers from around the world, presenting the latest research findings of importance for crime policy. Read more.