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.
Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, the Board of the Foundation behind The Stockholm Prize in Criminology has made the following decision: No prize winner will be announced this year. The prize for 2021 will instead be announced together with the prize for 2022 in November 2021.
The 2020 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Philip J. Cook and Franklin E. Zimring (USA) for their research in evidence-based explanations of gun policy effects.
The objectives of The Stockholm Prize in Criminology are to promote the development of:
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 distinguished criminologists and practitioners of criminology, such as internationally recognised scholars, law enforcement officials and former prize recipients. Read more about the members of the jury and their work at Stockholm University's web site.