The Stockholm Criminology Symposium

The main theme for the 2021 Stockholm Criminology Symposium is Gun violence: sound knowledge and countermeasures.

Watch sessions from the 2021 symposium

A selection of sessions from this year's symposium is now available on this website. Watch the Opening Discussion, the Prize Winners' Lecture and the The Jerry Lee Lecture here.

Successful Symposium

Thank you to our excellent speakers and to the viewers of this year's symposium! We hope that you have had two rewarding and inspiring days. We will keep you posted with news of next year's symposium here.

Watch the Prize Ceremony

You can watch the award ceremony here on the symposium website.

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.

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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.