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The Stockholm Prize in Criminology

2019 Prize winners Prof. Peter Reuter and Ruth Dreifuss.

2019 Prize winners Prof. Peter Reuter and Ruth Dreifuss. Photo: Brå

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.

Professor Herman Goldstein

Prof Herman Goldstein

Prize winners 2022

The 2022 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Peggy Giordano and Francis T. Cullen (USA) for their theoretical and policy research showing the effectiveness of offender rehabilitation strategies.

Prize winners Peggy C. Giordano and Francis T. Cullen

2022 Prize winners Peggy C. Giordano and Francis T. Cullen

2021 Prize winner Elijah Anderson

2021 Prize winner Elijah Anderson

Prize winner 2021

The 2021 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Elijah Anderson (USA) for his observations and analyzes of mechanisms behind violence in socially, economically and ethnically segregated areas that have greatly contributed to our understanding of how different types of social interactions among young people lead to violence.

Learn more about the winners (Stockholm University)
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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 being shared between co-recipients. The prize amounts to at least SEK 1,000,000. An independent international jury selects and appoints the prize recipient(s) from the nominations submitted.

About the jury

The jury consists of distinguished criminologists and practitioners of criminology, such as internationally recognized scholars, law enforcement officials and former prize recipients.

To read more about the Stockholm Prize in Criminology, the prize winners, the jury, the board of the foundation and donors, please visit Stockholm University's website.