Nomination criteria

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.

Nominations may be made by any three individual criminologists, any society of criminology and/or other organization applying or producing criminology.

The nominations must be submitted in electronic form to the Stockholm Prize in Criminology  Foundation via an online form, you can find it here, and made in English. The work to which reference is made in the nomination does not have to be in English, but an abstract in English for the works listed in the reference list is requested. Additional material, such as pdf files, should be submitted by e-mail to

The nomination period for the 2021 award is open until 1 May, 2020.


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Winners of the 2020 award

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology 2020 has been awarded to Philip J. Cook and Franklin E. Zimring.
Read more about the prize winners and the motivation of the Jury.