The Stockholm Prize in Criminology

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Announcement of prize recipient 2019

The announcement for the winner of The Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2019 will take place Monday, November 5th at 1 pm (UTC +01.00). The event will be broadcasted at this website and the venue is Bergsmannen, Aula Magna at Stockholm University.

2019 winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology

The 2019 Stockholm Prize in Criminology lauds Ruth Dreifuss (Switzerland) and Peter Reuter (USA) for their breakthroughs in evidence and policy development on drug abuse.


The nomination period for the 2020 award is now open.

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What is The Stockholm Prize in Criminology?

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is a prestigious international award that aims to highlight the work of researchers who contribute to significant developments in criminological research. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall, in conjunction with The Stockholm Criminology Symposium in June next year.

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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.


Jenny Bolander, Prize Office, Stockholm University


Sara Jilmstad, Symposium Office


Jerzy Sarnecki, co-chairman

Lawrence W. Sherman, co-chairman