Since 2007, the European Society of Criminology awards annually two scholarly awards for career contributions by a European criminologist and for an outstanding article by a younger European criminologist.

Scholarly Awards

The European Society of Criminology awards annually two scholarly awards for career contributions by a European criminologist and for an outstanding article by a younger European criminologist.

Rules of the ESC Awards

ESC European Criminology Award

The ESC European Criminology Award recognises the lifetime contribution of a European criminologist.

The term 'criminologist' refers to persons currently or formerly 'engaged in research, teaching and/or practice in the field of criminology' (Section 1 of the ESC Constitution). The term 'criminological' relate to criminology as defined in Section 1 of the ESC Constitution ('The term criminology, as used in this Constitution, refers to all scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the explanation, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency, offenders and victims, including the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and the practice of criminal law, and law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems').

The jury consists of the most recent three Past-Presidents of the ESC. If one or more of such persons is unavailable, she or he will be replaced by the next previous Past-President. The ESC Executive Board is responsible for constituting the jury.

The jury will transmit its recommendation to the Executive Board by 30 April in a report that describes the process followed to reach a decision. The Executive Board may approve or disapprove the recommendation of the jury. It may also decide not to give the award in any given year.

Nominations should be forwarded to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the ESC and to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the jury by 31 March of each year and include

  1. a letter of nomination explaining why the nominee's work warrants recognition, and
  2. the nominee's curriculum vitae.

The nominee must not have been a member of the ESC Board during the 5 years preceding the year of an award.

 

ESC Young Criminologist Award

The ESC Young Criminologist Award recognises an outstanding article by a European criminologist who was 35-years-old or younger when the article was published. The nominee must be the sole author of an article on a criminological topic published in a peer-reviewed journal in a European language within the three calendar years preceding the year of the proposed award.

The terms 'criminologist' ('persons actually engaged in research, teaching and/or practice in the field of criminology') and 'criminological' relate to criminology as defined in Section 1 of the ESC Constitution ('The term criminology, as used in this Constitution, refers to all scholarly, scientific and professional knowledge concerning the explanation, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency, offenders and victims, including the measurement and detection of crime, legislation and the practice of criminal law, and law enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems').

A jury of three members will be proposed by the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Criminology to the ESC Executive Board. Each year, one member of the jury will be replaced by a new member.

The jury will transmit its recommendation to the Executive Board by 30 April in a report that describes the process followed to reach a decision. The Executive Board may approve or disapprove the recommendation of the jury. It may also decide not to give the award in any given year.

Nominations should be forwarded to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the ESC and to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the jury by 31 March of each year and include

  1. a letter of nomination explaining why the nominee's work warrants recognition,
  2. the nominee's curriculum vitae,
  3. a copy of the original article,
  4. if the article is published in a language other than English, a translation of the article into English (unless all jury members speak or read another European language and the article is in that language), and
  5. a description of the journal in which the article was published, including a description of its peer-review process.

 

List of ESC Awards Recipients

European Criminology Award

2016: Jan van Dijk

2015: Sonja Snacken

2014: Dario Melossi

2013: Martin Killias

2012: Roger Hood

2011: Inkeri Anttila

2010: Nils Christie

2009: Josine Junger-Tas

2008: Lode Walgrave

2007: Anthony Bottoms

 
ESC Young Criminologist Award

2016: Johann Koehler

2015: Daniel Seddig

The ESC Young Scholar Award for 2015 was presented to Daniel Seddig of the University of Zurich for his article 'Peer group association, the acceptance of norms and violent behaviour: A longitudinal analysis of reciprocal effects'. The article appeared in the European Journal of Criminology (May 2014).

During the ESC conference at Porto in September, Daniel talked with Paul Knepper, from the University of Sheffield, who chaired the ESC Young Scholar Award Committee, about his prize-winning paper. Audio.

2014: Barak Ariel

2013: Nerea Marteache

2012: Christoffer Carlsson

2011: Sappho Xenakis

2010: Torbjørn Skarðhamar

2009: Georgios Antonopoulos

2008: Joris van Wijk

2007: David Green and Philip Verwimp