The Division of Experimental Criminology and the Academy of Experimental Criminology and the Academy of Experimental Criminology are now accepting nominations for the below awards to be presented at the 2013 American Society of Criminology meetings in Atlanta, Georgia. Please send all nomination letters to DEC's Secretary/Treasurer (Cynthia Lum, email@example.com) who will forward them to the awards committee for 2013. Nominations are due by May 1, 2013.
JOAN MCCORD AWARD
The Joan McCord Award Committee uses the following criteria to nominate and determine the award recipient:
(a) Contributions to research in experimental criminology
(b) Commitment to experimental studies
(c) Contributions to policy and practice
(d) Contributions to the development of younger colleagues and
(e) Work that is done in the "spirit" of Joan McCord's legacy either in terms of her area of work (e.g. characterized by her multi-disciplinary approach to research, her advocacy of true randomized experimental designs, her focus on measurement, her commitment to longitudinal followup), or in terms of her "spirited approach" to scientific inquiry (e.g. she describes herself as a "skeptical thinker," she was doggedly persistent in the way she approached her research, she fought hard to publish controversial findings, she had an interest in the way that history "enlightens" current issues in criminal justice, and she was deeply committed to working on projects that she saw as important, not those that may more obviously lead to praise or prizes).
Past recipients of the Joan McCord Award:
2004- Richard Tremblay, University of Montreal
2005- David Farrington, University of Cambridge
2006- Lawrence W. Sherman, University of Cambridge
2007- Joan Petersilia, University of California, Irvine (now at Stanford University Law School)
2008- David Weisburd, The Hebrew University and George Mason University
2009- Denise Gottfredson, University of Maryland
2010- Ted Palmer, California Youth Authority (retired)
2011- Doris MacKenzie, Pennsylvania State University
2012- Mark Lipsey, Vanderbilt University
OUTSTANDING YOUNG EXPERIMENTAL CRIMINOLOGIST AWARD
The Annual Young Experimental Scholar Award recognizes scholarship in early career.
2007- Gaylene Styve Armstrong & Todd A. Armstrong, Sam Houston State University
2008- Elizabeth Groff, Temple University
2009- Sarah Bennett, Griffith University (now at University of Queensland), Australia & John MacDonald, University of Pennsylvania
2010- Yu Gao, University of Pennsylvania
2011- Barak Ariel, University of Cambridge
2012- Charlotte Gill, George Mason University
JERRY LEE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award recognizes life time achievement in the field of experimental criminology. The recipient must be a leader in the advancement of experimental methodology, experimental research, or the use of experimental methods in the advancement of evidence based policy. The award is not given for any single research project or study, but for a body of research developed over a career of interest in this area. An important component of this award is recognition of advancement of experimental science through the mentoring of other experimental scholars.
2010- David Farrington, University of Cambridge
2011- Joan Petersilia, Stanford University Law School
2012- Friedrich Lösel, University of Cambridge
AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING EXPERIMENTAL FIELD TRIAL
This award recognizes a single research project or program that contributes significantly to criminological research and experimental science. To be eligible a study must have been conducted within the last five years.
2011- John Roman, Shannon Reid, Jay Reid, Aaron Chalfin, William Adams, and Carly Knight, Urban Institute
2012- Karen Amendola et al., Police Foundation (see Karen Amendola discussing the Police Foundation shift work experiment here)
STUDENT PAPER AWARD
This award is given for an outstanding paper involving experimental field trials, or theoretical or policy questions in the area of experimental criminology. The paper must be submitted for review while a student is enrolled in a recognized PhD program in criminology or criminal justice, or a related field. The paper can be "under review" or it can be a manuscript published up to one year prior to the year of the award. Students may submit co-authored papers, although the student must be the first author.
2011 - No award given
2012 - Cody Telep et al., George Mason University