Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance

Section Awards

Award Descriptions

Albert J. Reiss Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award

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

Submission information

Not offered in 2014.

James F. Short, Jr. Distinguished Article Award

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

Submission information

The CLD section invites submissions for the 2014 James F. Short Jr. Distinguished Article Award. Articles must have been published after the spring of 2012 (i.e., the deadline for previous nominations). Please submit nominations to Ramiro Martinez: r.martinez@neu.edu. Papers must be received by March 1, 2014 to receive consideration.

Distinguished Student Paper Award

Authors submit an article-length paper (about 30 double spaced pages) following American Sociological Review guidelines. The paper may address any topic in Crime, Law, Deviance, or Criminal Justice. Submissions may be sole- or multiple-authored, but all authors must be students. Papers accepted for publication at the time of submission are ineligible. The winner receives $500 to offset the cost of attending the next ASA meeting.

Submission information

The CLD section invites submissions for the 2014 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. 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 2014 ASA meeting. Please submit papers to Ryan King: king.2065@sociology.osu.edu. Papers must be received by March 1, 2014 to receive consideration.

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

The 2014 Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award Committee is chaired by Rosemary Gartner, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Scholarship, University of Toronto (rosemary.gartner@utoronto.ca), to whom nomination materials should be sent by March 1st, 2014. Other members of the committee include Sara Wakefield, Rutgers University (sara.wakefield@rutgers.edu), and John Galliher, University of Missouri (galliherj@missouri.edu). For more information, contact Chair Rosemary Gartner.

Award Winners

Albert J. Reiss Distinguisded Scholarly Publication Award

2013: Robert J. Sampson. 2012. Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
2011: Lynne A. Haney. 2009. Offending Women: Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2009: John Hagan and Wenona Rymond-Richmond. 2009. Darfur and the Crime of Genocide. New York: Cambridge University Press.
2007: Bruce Western. 2006. Punishment and Inequality in America. New York: Russell Sage Foundation.
2005: John Laub and Robert Sampson. 2003. Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
2003: John Hagan. 2001. Northern Passage: American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
2001: Kitty Calavita, Henry Calavita, and Robert Tillman. 1997. Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis. Berkeley: University of California Press.
1999: Simon I. Singer. 1996. Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press.

James F. Short, Jr. Distinguished Article Award

2014: Issa Kohler-Hausmann. "Misdemeanor Justice: Control without Conviction." American Journal of Sociology 119:351-93.
2012: Robert Faris and Diane Felmlee. 2011. "Status Struggles: Network Centrality and Gender Segregation in Same- and Cross-Gender Aggression." American Sociological Review 76:48-73.
2010: David S. Kirk. 2009. "A Natural Experiment on Residential Change and Recidivism: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina." American Sociological Review 74:484-505.
2009: Peggy C. Giordano, Ryan D. Schroeder, and Stephen A. Cernkovich. 2007. "Emotions and Crime over the Life Course: A Neo-Meadian Perspective on Criminal Continuity and Change." American Journal of Sociology 112:1603-1661.
2006: Bruce Western and Becky Pettit. 2005. "Black-White Wage Inequality, Employment Rates, and Incarceration." American Journal of Sociology 111:553-78.
2004: Peggy C. Giordano, Stephen A. Cernkovich, and Jennifer L. Rudolph. 2002. "Gender, Crime and Desistance: Toward a Theory of Cognitive Transformation."American Journal of Sociology 107:990-1064.
2002: Dana L. Haynie. 2001. "Delinquent Peers Revisited: Does Network Structure Matter?" American Journal of Sociology 106:1013-57.

Distinguished Student Paper Award

2014: Hassan El Menyawi: "The Great Reversal: How Nations in the Muslim World Went from Tolerating Same-Sex Practices to Repressing LGB People, 1750-2010"
2013: Armando Lara-Millan: "Incarcerating in the Era of Penal Retrenchment."
2012: Sarah Brayne: "System Avoidance: Criminal Justice Contact, Surveillance, and Institutional Involvement."
2011: Christopher Muller: "The First Great Migration and the Rise of Racial Disparity in American Incarceration, 1890-1950"
2010: Michael Light and Casey T. Harris : "Race, Space, and Violence: Exploring Spatial Dependence in Structural Covariates of White and Black Violent Crime in U.S. Counties."
2009: John Eason: "Mapping Prison Proliferation: Region, Rurality, Race and Disadvantage in Prison Placement."
2008: Christopher Wildeman: "Paternal Incarceration and Children's Aggressive Behaviors: Evidence from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study."
2007: Philip Goodman: "'It's Just Black, White or Hispanic:' An Ethnographic Examination of Racializing Moves in California's Segregated Prison Reception Areas."
2006: Katherine A. Johnson: "Predicting the Acquisition of Self-Control Over Time: Stability and Change."
2005: Callie H. Burt: "A Longitudinal Test of A General Theory of Crime's Predictions Regarding the Effects of Parenting and the Stability of Self Control."
2004: Kraig Beyerlein and John Hipp: "Bridging or Bonding Social Capital as an Antidote to Crime: The Case of American Religious Traditions."
2003: Megan C. Kurlychek and Brian D. Johnson: "The Juvenile Penalty: A Comparison of Juvenile and Young Adult Sentencing Outcomes in Criminal Court."
2002: Devah Pager: "The Mark of a Criminal."
2001: Brian D. Johnson: "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing Departures Across Modes of Conviction."
2000: Christine W. Bond: "Does Gender Still Matter?: Quantitative and Narrative Analyses of Gender Differences in Criminal Involvement and Pre-Trial Release."
1999: Catherine Kaukinen: "The Help-Seeking of Crime Victims: An Examination of the Victim-Offender Relationship."

Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award

2014: Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota
2012: John Hagan, Northwestern University