STOCKHOLM JUNE 13–15, 2022

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium

The main theme for 2022 Stockholm Criminology Symposium is understanding the mechanisms that cause crime and promote desistance from crime.

The 2021 & 2022 Prize Winners

The 2021 Stockholm Prize in Criminology will be awarded to Elijah Anderson, Yale University, USA.

The 2022 Stockholm Prize in Criminology will be awarded to Peggy Giordano, Bowling Green State University, USA & Francis T. Cullen, University of Cincinnati, USA.

Read more about the prize winners.

Mark your calendars for the 2022 symposium

The next Stockholm Criminology Symposium will take place June 13-15, 2022. The Stockholm Prize in Criminology will take place on the evening of June 14 at the City Hall.


Disclaimer: At present, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is uncertain whether we can hold a physical symposium in June. If not, registrations will be changed to online speakers, in which case you will receive a partial refund

Call for presentations - now open

Prospective speakers are now welcome to submit their Call for presentation. Follow the guidelines and submit your abstract here. All abstracts must be submitted by February 28, 2022.


The main theme is understanding the mechanisms that cause crime and promote desistance from crime. There is also a general theme, Contemporary Criminology, which covers a broad range of subjects in the area of criminology.

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is an annual event which attracts some 500 attendees from all over the world.

The Symposium is organized by the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brå) on behalf of the Swedish government.

During its fourteen year long existence the Symposium has become a true meeting point for resarchers, policy-makers and practitioners who want to learn from the latest research findings of importance for crime policy.

Website's logo

Cutting edge research, provocative policy discussions, and international scholars, the Stockholm Criminology Symposium has always been a superb meeting, capped by the magical awards ceremony and dinner at Stockholm City Hall.

Cathy Spatz Widom, Distinguished Professor at John Jay College

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is one of the most important and stimulating international criminology meetings of the year. All criminologists should be encouraged to come to the beautiful city of Stockholm for this inspiring meeting.

David P. Farrington, Professor at Cambridge University


June 10–12, 2019

The Symposium Venue

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium is held at the City Conference Centre in the heart of Stockholm. The building dates back to the 1890s and was originally built as a boys’ school. It is located close to hotels, restaurants, shopping malls and important landmarks such as the Old Town. It is easily accessible and located within walking distance of hotels as well as buses and airport shuttles.