American Sociological Association

Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance

Awards

Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

The American Sociological Association’s section on Crime, Law, and Deviance invites nominations for its 2019 ALBERT J. REISS, JR., DISTINGUISHED SCHOLAR AWARD. Given in recognition of the contributions to criminological understanding made by Albert J. Reiss, Jr., the award is presented every other year to the author(s) of a book or a series of articles published in the last five years and constituting a major contribution. Although a Ph.D. in Sociology is not a criterion, the work should make a clear contribution to the sociological understanding or study of crime, law and deviance. If suitable awardees of either type cannot be found, the Committee has discretion to give the award to an individual for a lifetime of outstanding scholarship. Nominations must be specific, indicating clearly both the nominee and the book or body of work. It must be accompanied by a specific list of the work(s) to be reviewed and a brief statement of why the work merits recognition. Nominators must send or arrange to have sent to the Committee chairperson five copies of the listed work. The Committee will review only the work that is nominated. Self-nominations are permitted.

Submission information

Please send nominations and requests for information to the Committee Chair, Professor Jeff Ulmer, Jtu100@psu.edu, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Penn State University, 215 Oswald Tower, University Park, PA 16802. Deadline for receipt of nominations is March 1, 2019.

 

James F. Short, Jr. Distinguished Article Award

Awarded every two years for the most distinguished article pertaining to Crime, Law, or Deviance.

Submission information

Not awarded in 2019.

 

Crime, Law, and Deviance Distinguished Student Paper Award

The American Sociological Association’s section on Crime, Law, and Deviance invites submissions for the 2018 DISTINGUISHED STUDENT PAPER AWARD competition. Papers may be conceptual or theoretical, addressing any topic in the sociology of crime, deviance, law or criminal justice. Submissions may be sole- or multiple-authored, but all authors must be students at the time of submission. Papers should be article length (approximately 30 double spaced pages) and should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines used by the American Sociological Review. Papers accepted for publication at the time of submission are not eligible. The winner will receive $500 to offset the cost of attending the 2018 ASA meeting.

Submission information

Not awarded in 2019.

 

Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award

The Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award is awarded every two years by the Crime, Law, Deviance and the Sociology of Law Sections of the ASA. It was established to recognize sustained work and/or innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or other scholars, particularly younger scholars. Examples of such activities could include the development of a mentoring website, publication of articles or books on mentoring, or creating programs geared toward mentoring. Members of either section are invited to nominate themselves or others by submitting a letter describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award and any supporting material that would assist the award committee in assessing the nominee’s suitability for the award.

Submission information

Not awarded in 2019.

 

Past Award Winners