STOCKHOLM JUNE 13–15, 2022

The Stockholm Criminology Symposium

Blå hallen i stadshuset

Photography: David Lagerlöf

Yesterday H.M. Queen Silvia presented The Stockholm Prize in Criminology in a large ceremony at Stockholm City Hall.

Take a look at some of the highlights of the evening.


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.

Symposium program now available 

This year’s program features around 100 speakers who will present their research and share their experience in 40 sessions. Read the full program for 2022.


Don’t miss the chance to listen to the prize winners’ lecture with the 2021 and 2022 winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The Jerry Lee Lecture, named in honor of the initial donor of the prize, will this year be delivered by Dr. Peter Neyroud, Associate Professor in Evidence-based Policing and Deputy Director of the Police Executive Programme at the University of Cambridge.

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

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.