The Stockholm Prize in Criminology
The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is an international prize in the field of criminology. It has been established under the aegis of the Swedish Ministry of Justice.
The 2024 Stockholm Prize in Criminology is awarded to the American professors Gary LaFree and Tom R. Tyler for their research on democratic legitimacy and procedural justice in policing democracies.
- Announcement of prize winners 2024 was held November 6 2023.
- The prize ceremony is held in conjunction with the Stockholm Criminology Symposium in the Stockholm City Hall in June 2024.
IREG Observatory places the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in the top place in the category ”Academic awards in social sciences and humanities”. The list shows the reputation of academic prizes within the academic world. The list of IREG is not a straightforward ranking, but should rather be seen as a benchmark.
The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is awarded for outstanding achievement in criminological research or in the application of research results by practitioners or scholars for the reduction of crime and the advancement of human rights.
The nominee must be a living physical person, willing and able to receive the Stockholm Prize in Criminology in person and give an acceptance speech on the date required.
The prize ceremony
The prize was presented for the first time in June 2006 at the City Hall in Stockholm. The prize ceremony is held in conjunction with the Stockholm Criminology Symposium.
The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in criminological research or for the application of research results by practitioners for the reduction of crime and the advancement of human rights.
The prize is awarded to one recipient annually, with the possibility of the prize being shared among co-recipients. The prize amounts to at least 1 000 000 SEK. An independent international jury selects and appoints the prize recipient(s) from the nominations submitted. The jury consists of members representing both practitioners and academics.
Recent winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology
The prize jury
The prize selection processes are conducted by a jury, an independent international body that selects and appoints the prize recipient(s) from the nominations submitted. The jury consists of distinguished criminologists and practitioners of criminology, such as internationally recognised scholars and law enforcement officials and former prize recipients. The jury has chosen Lawrence Sherman and Jerzy Sarnecki to co-chair the jury.
Nominations for the jury to consider will be invited from universities, criminological associations and others.
In addition to the jury there is the Stockholm Prize in Criminology Foundation for strategic decision-making and financial management. The Foundation decides on donor-related and financial issues.
Questions about the Symposium, the Prize or the Award Ceremony?
- If you have questions or concerns relating to the Stockholm Criminology Symposium or the Award Ceremony, please contact the Symposium Office at, email@example.com
- If you have questions or concerns relating to the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, please contact the Prize Office at, firstname.lastname@example.org
Malin Andersson, Prize Office, Stockholm University
Sara Jilmstad, Symposium Office
Jerzy Sarnecki, co-chairman
Lawrence W. Sherman, co-chairman
Last updated: November 7, 2023
Source: Communications Office