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The Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Prize winners Prof. Peter Reuter and Ruth Dreifuss.

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 2019

The 2019 Stockholm Prize in Criminology has been awarded to Ruth Dreifuss (Switzerland) and Peter Reuter (USA) for their breakthroughs in evidence and policy development on drug abuse.

Prize winners Ruth Dreifuss and prof. Peter Reuter

Prize winners Ruth Dreifuss and prof. Peter Reuter

Read more about the prize winners.

Award ceremony and dinner

The prize award ceremony and dinner for the Stockhom Prize in Criminology 2019 takes place in Stockholm City Hall on the evening of June 11.

Please note that you need to buy a separate ticket for the prize award ceremony and the gala dinner when you register for the event.

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 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.

About the jury

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.

The Award ceremony 2019