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.
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.
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.
The objectives of The Stockholm Prize in Criminology are to promote the development of:
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.
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.