The second annual international Stockholm Prize in Criminology will be announced tomorrow. The prize, administered by the Swedish Ministry of Justice, 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.
Among the prize’s objectives are to promote knowledge of alternative crime prevention strategies inside and outside the judicial system, policies for helping the victims of crime, and better ways to reduce the global problem of illegal or abusive practices that may occur in the administration of justice. The prize amounts to at least one million Swedish kronor (about $140,000) annually. Last year’s prize went to John Brathwaite of the Australian National University and Friedrich Losel of Cambridge University in the United Kingdom for developing theory and evidence on the prevention of repeat offending.