American Sociological Association

Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance

The Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance's Albert J. Reiss, Jr. Distinguished Scholarship Award

Renamed the Albert Reiss Award in 1996; previously presented as the Distinguished Scholar Award. The award is presented every other year for a book or a series of articles.

2019: Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale University, Misdemeanorland: Criminal Courts and Social Control in the Age of Broken Windows. Princeton University Press. 2018.

2015: Randol Contreras, University of Toronto, The Stickup Kids: Race, Drugs, Violence, and the American Dream. University of California Press. 2012.

2013: Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, Great American City. University of Chicago Press. 2012.

2011: Lynne A. Haney, New York University, Offending Women: Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire. University of California Press. 2010. 

2009: John Hagan, Northwestern University, and Wenona Rymond-Richmond, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Darfur and the Crime of Genocide. Cambridge University Press. 2009. 

2007: Bruce Western, Princeton University, Punishment and Inequality in America. Russell Sage Foundation. 2006.

2005: John H. Laub, University of Maryland, and Robert J. Sampson, Harvard University, Shared Beginnings, Divergent Lives: Delinquent Boys to Age 70. Harvard University Press. 2003.

2003: John Hagan, Northwestern University, Northern Passage: American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada. Harvard University Press. 2001.

2001: Kitty Calavita, Henry Calavita, and Robert Tellman, Big Money Crime: Fraud and Politics in the Savings and Loan Crisis. University of California Press. 1997.

1999: Simon I. Singer, State University of New York, Buffalo, Recriminalizing Delinquency: Violent Juvenile Crime and Juvenile Justice Reform. Cambridge University Press. 1996.

1997: Charles R. Tittle, Washington State University, Control Balance: Toward a General Theory of Deviance. Westview Press. 1995.

1995: Robert J. Sampson, University of Chicago, and John Laub, Northeastern University, Crime in the Making: Pathways and Turning Points Through Life. Harvard University Press. 1993.

1993: Lawrence R. Sherman, University of Maryland, Policing Domestic Violence: Experiments and Dilemmas. Free Press. 1992. 

1991: No award given

1990: Gary Marx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Undercover: Police Surveillance in America. University of California Press. 1988.

1988: No award given

1987: Eleanor Miller, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Street Woman. Temple University Press. 1986.

1987: Julia and Herman Schwendinger, State University of New York, New Paltz, Adolescent Subcultures & Delinquency. Praeger. 1985.

1986: Dane Archer, University of California, Santa Cruz, and Rosemary Gartner, University of Iowa, Violence & Crime in Cross-National Perspective. Yale University Press. 1984.

1985: William Chambliss, University of Delaware

1983: David Greenberg, Mathematical Criminology


The Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance's America's Award

This award was first named the "Latin American Award" until it became the "Latin American Scholar Award" in 1988, and later, the America’s Award. Last awarded in 1992.

1992: Luis Rodriguez Manzanera, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

1991: No award given

1990: Boris Fausto, Sao Paulo, Brazil

1989: Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, Universidade de Sao Paulo

1988: Lola Aniyar de Castro 

1987: Margarita Viera Hernandez, Universidad de La Habana, Cuba

1986: Eugenio Raul Zaffrioni, Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires

1985: Rosa del Olmo, University of Venezuela, Caracas

1984: No award given

1983: No award given

The Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance's Graduate Student Paper Award

2019: Marco Brydolf-Horwitz, University of Washington

2018: Matthew Clair, Harvard University, "Resources, Navigation, and Punishment in the Criminal Court"

2016: Sarah Brayne, Princeton University, "Stratified Surveillance: Policing in the Age of Big Data"

2015: Monica Bell, Harvard University, “From Legal Cynicism to Situational Trust”

2014: Hassan El Menyawi, New York University, “The Great Reversal”

2013: Armando Lara-Millan, Northwestern University, “Incarcerating in the Era of Penal Retrenchment”

2012: Sarah Brayne, Princeton University

2011: Christopher Muller, Harvard University, "The First Great Migration and the Rise of Racial disparity in American Incarceration, 1890-1950," American Journal of Sociology 118(2):281-326. 2012.

2010: Michael Light and Casey T. Harris, Pennsylvania State University, “Race, Space, and Violence: Exploring Spatial Dependence in Structural Covariates of White and Black Violent Crime in U.S. Counties,” Journal of Quantitative Criminology 28(4):559-586. 2012.

2009: John Easton, Duke University, “Mapping Prison Proliferation: Region, Rurality, Race and Disadvantage in Prison Placement,” Social Science Research 39(6):1015-1028. 2010.

2007: Philip Goodman, University of California, Irvine, “It’s Just Black, White or Hispanic’: An Ethnographic Examination of Racializing Moves in California’s Segregated Prison Reception Areas,” Law & Society Review 42(4):735-770. 2008.

2005: Callie H. Burt, University of Georgia, “A Longitudinal Test of the General Theory of Crime's Predictions Regarding the Effects of Parenting and the Stability of Self Control”

2004: Kraig Beyerlein and John R. Hipp, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, “Bridging or Bonding Social Capital as an Antidote to Crime: The Case of American Religious Traditions”

2003: Megan C. Kurlycheck and Brian D. Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, "The Juvenile Penalty: A Comparison of Juvenile and Young Adult Sentencing Outcomes in Criminal Court," Criminology 42(2):485-515. 2004.

2002: Devah Pager, University of Wisconsin, Madison, “The Mark of a Criminal,” American Journal of Sociology 108(5):937-975. 2003. 

2001: Brian Johnson, Pennsylvania State University, “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Sentencing Departures Across Modes of Conviction,” Criminology 41(2):449-490. 2003.

2000: Christine Bond, University of Washington, “Does Gender Still Matter? Quantitative and Narrative Analysis of Gender Differences in Criminal Involvement and Pre-trial Release”

1999: Catherine Kaukinen, University of Toronto, “The Help-Seeking Crime Victims: AN Examination of the Victim-Offender Relationship”

1998: Charis Kubrin, University of Washington, “Racial Heterogeneity and Crime,” Research in Community Sociology 10:189-219. 2000.

1997: Ross Macmillan, University of Toronto, “Violence in the Life Course: Assessing the Socio-economic Consequences of Adolescent Victimization”

1996: Jeffrey D. Morenoff, University of Chicago, "Exploring the Race-Crime Relationship: Neighborhood Change and the Ecological Context of Homicide in Chicago, 1970-1990"

1995: Alan Widmayer, University of Delaware, “The Relevance of Religion to the Study of Crime and Deviance”

1995: Candice Nelsen, Vanderbilt University, “Elderly Homicide Victimization: An Application of the Lifestyle/Routine Activities Theory of Victimization”

1994: Eric Silver, State University of New York, "Testing the Limits of the Moral Order; A Comparison of the Lengths of Confinement of Successful & Unsuccessful Insanity Defendants"

1993: Jody A. Miller, University of Southern California, "Gender & Power on the Streets: The Ecology of Street Prostitution in an Era of Crack Cocaine"

1992: No award given

1991: No award given

1990: No award given

1989: No award given

1988: David Farrington, Lloyd Ohlin, and James Q. Wilson, Understanding and Controlling Crime. Springer. 1986.

The Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance's James F. Short Award

2018: Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Christopher Uggen, and Jean-Damascene Gasanabo, "Age, Gender, and the Crime of Crimes: Toward a Life-Course Theory of Genocide Participation,' Criminology 54(4):713-743. 2016.

2016: Brea L. Perry, Indiana University, and Edward W. Morris, University of Kentucky, “Suspending Progress: Collateral Consequences of Exclusionary Punishment in Public Schools,” American Sociological Review 79(6):1067-1087. 2014.

2014: Issa Kohler-Hausmann, New York University, “Misdemeanor Justice:  Control with Conviction,” American Journal of Sociology 119(2):351-393. 2013.

2012: Robert Faris, University of California- Davis, and Diane Felmlee, Pennsylvania State University, “Status Struggles: Network Centrality and Gender Segregation in Same- and Cross-Gender Aggression,” American Sociological Review 76(1):48-73. 2011.

2011: No award given

2010: David S. Kirk, University of Texas, Austin, “A Natural Experiment on Residential Change and Recidivism: lessons from Hurricane Katrina,” American Sociological Review 74(3):484-505. 2009.

2009: Peggy C. Giordano, Bowling Green University, Ryan D. Schroeder, University of Louisville, and Stephen A. Cernkovich, Bowling Green University, “Emotions and Crime over the Life Course,” American Journal of Sociology 112(6):1603-1661.

2006: Bruce Western and Becky Pettit, "Black-White Wage Inequality, Employment Rates, and Incarceration," American Journal of Sociology 111(2):553-78. 2005.

2004: Peggy C. Giordano, Stephen A. Cernkovich, and Jennifer L. Rudolph, “Gender, Crime and Desistance: Toward a Theory of Cognitive Transformation,” American Journal of Sociology 107(4):990-1064. 2002.

2003: No award given

2002: Dana L. Haynie, The Ohio State University, “Delinquent Peers Revisited: Does Network Structure Matter?” American Journal of Sociology 106(4):1013-1057. 2001.

The Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance's Peterson- Krivo Mentoring Award

2018: Avelardo Valdez, University of Southern California

2016: Claire M. Renzetti, University of Kentucky

2014: Christopher Uggen, University of Minnesota

2012: John Hagan, Northwestern University

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