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Stockholm Prize in Criminology

Stockholm Prize in Criminology
Awarded for Outstanding achievements in research in the field of criminology
Country Sweden
Presented by Swedish Ministry of Justice
First awarded 2006
Currently held by Daniel S. Nagin and Joan Petersilia
Official website Official site

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is an international prize awarded annually by the University of Stockholm on behalf of the Stockholm Prize Foundation for achievements in research in the field of criminology. The annual June prize ceremony, which began in 2006, is held in conjunction with the Stockholm Criminology Symposium, organized by the Swedish National Council on Crime Prevention. Winners of the Prize are chosen by an independent international jury, based on submitted nominations.

History

The prize began as a project of the International Society of Criminology in 2001. Based upon an offer presented to the Ministry of Justice to help fund the Prize made by Philadelphia philanthropist Jerry Lee, the Swedish Ministry of Justice convened a number of meetings with other potential donors. Edvard Soderberg of the Soderberg Foundations of Sweden took a strong leadership role in supporting the Prize, which was critical to its creation. Jerry Lee was the original donor to the Prize, and the primary donor from 2005 through 2012, for which leadership Lee was made a Knight of the Polar Star by King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden.

During this time the Prize was administered by the Stockholm Prize in Criminology Association (SPICA), which is currently chaired by the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Sweden, Bo Svensson. The success of the Prize led to the reorganization of the Prize administration in 2012 under the permanent endowment of the Stockholm Prize Foundation, of which the Torsten Soderberg Foundation and the Government of Sweden were the founding donors, while the Jerry Lee Foundation and the Hitachi Mirai Foundation were co-founding donors.

Previous winners

External links

  • Official website
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