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The Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Richard Tremblay, prize winner 2017 and Queen Silvia.

Photo: Pernille Tofte

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is an international prize in the field of criminology. 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 winner of the 2017 Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Professor Richard E. Trembley

Prize winner 2017

The 2017 Stockholm Prize in Criminology was awarded to Professor Richard E. Tremblay (Canada/France/Ireland) for his work 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.

Award ceremony and dinner

The prize award ceremony and dinner for the Stockhom Prize in Criminology 2018 takes place in Stockholm City Hall on the eventing of June 13.

Please note that you need to buy a separate ticket for the prize award ceremony and the gala dinner when you register for the event.

About the prize

The objectives of The Stockholm Prize in Criminology are to promote the development of:

  • improved knowledge on causes of crime on an individual and structural level
  • more effective and humane public policies for dealing with criminal offenders
  • greater knowledge of alternative crime prevention strategies inside and outside the judicial system
  • policies for helping the victims of crime
  • better ways to reduce the global problem of illegal or abusive practices that may occur in the administration of justice.

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.