Blumstein, Moffitt Win Stockholm Criminology Prize


Criminologists Alfred Blumstein of Carnegie-Mellon University and Terrie Moffitt of the University of London are the second winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The prize, which includes an award of nearly $140,000 to be shared by the winners, will be awarded next June 5 at a criminology symposium in Stockholm. Blumstein was honored for his research into criminal careers, which the award program said “has had a global impact on justice policies and practices.” Moffitt was recognized for “major social, psychological and biological studies of crime and human development conducted across the globe.”

The winners were selected by a jury of 11 criminologists from Asia, Latin America, North America, Africa, Australia, and Europe. It is co-chaired by Lawrence Sherman of the University of Pennsylvania and Jerzy Sarnecki of the University of Stockholm. Donors to the prize include the Jerry Lee Center of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania, the Japanese Correctional Association, the Hitachi Mirai Foundation, and the Söderberg foundations of Sweden.


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