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 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.

Richard E. Tremblay
Richard E. Tremblay

The international jury for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology has recognized Professor Tremblay as the leading scholar in the world in developing basic science connections between biological, family and social factors in human development, and who combines this research with rigorous tests of policies that may alter these factors to reduce crime and violence.

The Jury recognizes a lifetime of pioneering work, reflected in over 500 publications, that began in Montreal in the 1980s and continues today in Paris and Dublin with new research testing pre-natal crime prevention with at-risk mothers.

The Jury took special note of his success in drawing connections across many different scientific disciplines, as well as philosophy (in the tradition of great scientists who sought to build connections rather than walls between disciplines), as well as embedding this basic science into applied criminology testing public policies for crime prevention.

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.

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. Read more about the prize ceremony.