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.


The members of the jury, together with the members of the foundation, 2013. Photo: Susanna Lindberg
The members of the jury, together with the members of the foundation, 2013.
Photo: Susanna Lindberg


Members of the jury

Britta Kyvsgaard (Denmark)

Britta Kyvsgaard is Senior Consultant at the Ministry of Justice, Copenhagen and Professor in Criminology at the University of Aalborg, Denmark. She has an MA degree in psychology, a PhD in law and is Doctor of Laws (LLD) from the University of Copenhagen. She has served as General Secretary for the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology and until 1997 she was senior researcher at University of Copenhagen conducting research on juvenile delinquency, living conditions of offenders, violence, effects of punishment and treatment of offenders, criminal careers, and the probation system. As Director of Research she directs research on the effects of amendments and law reforms as well as other governmental initiatives. Furthermore she has directed a number of reviews of research on the effects of crime preventive measures and is presently supervising a series of research projects on criminal gangs, including biker gangs. Among others, she is President of the Danish Society of Criminal Law and Criminology, board member of the International Society of Criminology and founding member of the European Society of Criminology. Sha has also acted as chief editor of Scandinavian Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology.


Friedrich Lösel (Germany)

Friedrich Lösel is Director of the Institute of Criminology at Cambridge University (UK) and Professor of Psychology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany). He has carried out research on juvenile delinquency, violence, offender treatment, prisons, football hooliganism, school bullying, personality disorders, resilience, developmental prevention, and program evaluation, and published more than 20 books and 320 articles/chapters on such topics. He has been Founding President of the European Association of Psychology and Law, a member of the Anti-Violence Commission of the German Government, President of the Criminological Society of the German-speaking countries, and chair of the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel of England and Wales. He is a member of the steering committee of the Campbell Crime and Justice Collaboration and a Fellow of the Academy of Experimental Criminology.

For his scientific work he has received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology, the Award for outstanding achievement of the European Association of Psychology and Law, an honorary Doctorate, the German Psychology Prize, and in 2006 the Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

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Tiyanjana Maluwa (South Africa)

Tiyanjana Maluwa is the H. Laddie and Linda P. Montague Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Affairs at the Dickinson School of Law, and concurrently Director of the School of International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University, USA. He has been legal counsel for the Organization of African Unity (now African Union) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, where he was involved, inter alia, in providing advice and developing policy on issues relating to human rights and international criminal justice. He has published extensively on various aspects of international law and international human rights. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of learned journals and is a member of various international professional associations and learned societies.

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Peter William Neyroud (UK)

Peter William Neyroud CBE, QPM, formerly Chief Constable and Chief Executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency, UK; PhD researcher at Cambridge University UK.

He was also formerly Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, the fifth largest police force in the UK with a population of over 2.2 million people, covering the areas of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire in South-East England. He was Third Vice President of the UK's Association of Chief Police Officers and is currently a Member of the Sentencing Guidelines Council of England and Wales. He has a particular interest in policing ethics, human rights in policing and criminal justice and is the author of numerous books and articles. In January 2004 he was awarded the Queen's Police Medal and in April 2004 he was the recipient of the Police Executive Research Forum Gary P Hayes Award. He was awarded the CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 2011.

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Daniel Ortega (Venezuela)

Daniel E. ORTEGA is Director of Impact Evaluation and Policy Learning at CAF – Development Bank of Latin America – and associate professor at IESA Business School. His research has been in the area of microeconomics of development, with a focus on social experimentation and impact evaluation of anti-crime interventions in Latin America, such as police training programs in Colombia and Argentina as well as two hotspots patrol experimental evaluations in Bogotá and Medellin. He is coordinator of CAF’s research program on citizen security and has recently led several experiments with tax authorities to evaluate strategies for increasing tax compliance. An overarching theme is the use of impact evaluation as a tool for public management, which can help public institutions transform their policy experience into a lasting knowledge footprint. His research has been published in several peer reviewed scholarly journals. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland.


Jerzy Sarnecki (Sweden)

Jerzy Sarnecki is Professor in General Criminology at the Stockholm University. He is past President of the Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology and past Head of Department of Criminology. He is the author of numerous books and articles on delinquent networks, studies on juvenile delinquency and textbooks in criminology.

Sarnecki is director of the project "The Stockholm Boys: Life Courses & Crime in the Swedish Welfare State Through Half a Century". He is serving as an expert on several scientific panels and committees in Sweden and internationally. Among others, he is a member of the Scientific Council for the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention and the Swedish Prison and Probation Service.

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Lawrence W. Sherman (USA)

Lawrence W. Sherman, the Wolfson Professor of Criminology at Cambridge University and Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland, is also Director of the Jerry Lee Centre for Experimental Criminology and the Police Executive Programme at the Cambridge Institute of Criminology. The President Honoraire of the Societe' Internationale de Criminologie, he is also past President of the American Society of Criminology and the Ametrican Academy of Political and Social Science. The author of numerous controlled field experiments testing theories of crime prevention, police practices and criminal sanctions, he has received awards for distinguished scholarship from the American Sociological Association, the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the Academy of Experimental Criminology, American Society of Criminology, the Society of Criminology of German-Speaking Nations, and other learned societies.

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Hiroshi Tsutomi (Japan)

Hiroshi Tsutomi is the Professor of Faculty of International Relations at the University of Shizuoka, Japan, and served as former Editor-in-Chief of the Japanese Journal of Sociological Criminology. He has been interested in testing delinquency theories and assessing effectiveness of criminal justice interventions. He is also a director of an nonprofit organization organizing former juvenile school inmates.

He is a member of the Campbell Collaboration Crime and Justice Steering Group and represents the Campbell Collaboration in Japan.

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Letizia Paoli (Belgium)

Letizia Paoli is professor of criminology at the K.U. Leuven Faculty of Law, Belgium. Italian by birth, she received her Ph.D. in social and political sciences from the European University Institute.

From 1998 to 2006 Prof. Paoli was a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. She also served as consultant to the Italian Ministries of the Interior and Justice, and the UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention (UNODCCP, now UNODC) and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). Since the early 1990s she has published extensively on the Italian mafia, organised and serious crime, drugs and related control policies.


David Weisburd (USA/Israel)

David Weisburd is the Walter E. Meyer professor of Law and Criminal Justice and Director of the Institute of Criminology of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem; and Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, and Director of the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University in Virginia.

Professor Weisburd is an elected Fellow of the American Society of Criminology and of the Academy of Experimental Criminology. He is a member of a number of prestigious national and international committees including the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Office of Justice Programs, the Campbell Crime and Justice Group (as Chair); the Harvard Executive Session in Policing; and the US National Research Council Committee on Crime, Law and Justice. He also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington DC, and Chairs its Research Advisory Committee. Professor Weisburd is the recipient of the Joan McCord Award from the Academy of Experimental Criminology (2008), the 2010 Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and the Klachky Family Award for Advances on the Frontiers of Science (2011). He is author or editor of 20 books and more than 100 scientific articles. He is also the founding editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology.

Ruth Peterson (USA)

Ruth D. Peterson is professor emerita of sociology at The Ohio State University, and former Director of the OSU Criminal Justice Research Center (from 1999 to 2011). She served as the President of the American Society of Criminology in 2015-2016, and was the recipient of the ASC Sutherland Award in 2011. Her research focuses on community conditions and crime, racial and ethnic inequality in patterns of crime, and the consequences of criminal justice policies for racially and ethnically distinct communities. With Lauren J. Krivo, she co-authored Divergent Social Worlds: Neighborhood Crime and the Racial-Spatial Divide (Russell Sage Foundation 2010). With Lauren J. Krivo and John Hagan, she was the co-editor of The Many Colors of Crime published by New York University Press (2006). She is also the co-organizer (with Lauren Krivo) of the Racial Democracy, Crime, and Justice-Network and its Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives and Participation. Peterson is a member of CJRC's Spatial Crime Research Working Group. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1983.

The Stockholm Criminology Prize Jury in 2008. Photograph: Pernille Tofte
The Stockholm Criminology Prize Jury in 2008. Photograph: Pernille Tofte

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