Awards

Awards

The ASC Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice (DCCSJ) invites nominations for this year’s awards. This year, the DCCSJ will sponsor nine (9) awards:

    1. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual’s sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the field of critical criminology.

      Nomination process: Typically, someone – or a group of people – submit a letter, along with the CV of the nominee. Multiple letters of support are encouraged but not required.

    2. The Critical Criminologist of the Year Award honors an early-to-mid-career individual’s distinguished accomplishments that have symbolized the spirit of the DCC in some form of scholarship, teaching, and/or service in recent years.

      Nomination process: Typically, someone – or a group of people – submit a letter, along with the CV of the nominee. Multiple letters of support are encouraged but not required.

    3. The DCC Praxis Award recognizes an individual whose professional accomplishments have increased the quality of justice for groups that have experienced class, ethnic, gender, racial and sexual disparities in policing and punishment. The DCC Praxis Award honors unique achievements in activism, commitment, persuasion, scholarship, service and teaching in areas that have made a significant impact on the quality of justice for underserved, underrepresented, and otherwise marginalized populations.

      Nomination process: Typically, someone – or a group of people – submit a letter, along with the CV of the nominee. Multiple letters of support are encouraged but not required.

    4. The DCC Practice Award recognizes the activist/practitioner who has participated in publicly promoting and working towards the ideals of equality, justice and rights as they relate to the differential distribution of power in criminal justice and throughout society more generally.

      Nomination process: Nominees need not be criminologists or even academics, for that matter. Nominations should include specific documentation of public service and should describe in detail how this person’s activism has raised awareness and interest in the issues that concern the DCC.

    5. The Graduate Student Paper Award recognizes and honors outstanding theoretical or empirical critical criminological scholarship by a graduate student.

      Nomination process: The key is that the paper must have been written by someone when he/she was a graduate student and that he/she must not have already published the piece.

    6. The Undergraduate Student Paper Award recognizes and honors outstanding theoretical or empirical critical criminological scholarship by an undergraduate student.

      Nomination process: The key is that the paper must have been written by someone when he/she was an undergraduate student and that he/she must not have already published the piece. Typically, someone– a faculty member or advisor– submits a letter of support/recommendation, along with the undergraduate paper submitted for the award.

    7. The Teaching Award recognizes contributions that have made a significant impact on the teaching of critical criminology at the local, state, regional, national, or international level.These contributions may include a) exemplary classroom teaching and/or student engagement activities, b) leadership and innovation in teaching developments such as the preparation of teaching and curriculum-related materials and publications, c) contributions to the scholarship on teaching and learning, d) contributions to the enhancement of teaching within state, regional or national associations.

      Nomination process: Typically, someone – or a group of people – submit a nomination letter, along with the CV of the nominee. Multiple letters of support are encouraged but not required.

      This award is adjudicated by the Critical Pedagogy Collective. Please send all required materials to teachingcritcrim@gmail.com.

    8. The Critical Criminology Book Award is intended to recognize and publicize a recent book published within the last 2 years (see below) that best serves to further the goals of the DCC by providing an outstanding example of an effort to highlight relevant research, topics, frameworks, theories, etc. The book can be sole or co-authored, edited or co-edited. Textbooks are disqualified.

      Nomination process: Typically, someone – or a group of people – submit a letter, along with the CV of the nominee. Multiple letters of support are encouraged but not required.

      Nominees should initially contact Dr. Rob White, chair of this committee. The chair of this committee will provide the mailing addresses of the committee members. The nominees will then make arrangements with the respective publishers to mail out each book to each committee member. The nominees need to get all the books to the committee members by the September 1, 2017 deadline.

    9. The Best Journal Article Award is intended to recognize and publicize a recent journal article published (either in-print or on-line) within the last 2 years (see below) that best serves to further the goals of the DCC by providing an outstanding example of an effort to highlight relevant research, topics, frameworks, theories, etc.

      Nomination process: Typically, someone – or a group of people – submit a letter in support of the nominee. Multiple letters of support are encouraged but not required.

      Nominations should include name of author, title of the journal article, date of publication, journal publisher, and brief statements as to why the article should be considered.

      The article nominated must be available either on-line and/or in print. An electronic version of the journal article must be sent to the Awards Chair for distribution to the Awards Committee.

In prior years, DCC has also provided other awards.

Nominations

Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Critical Criminologist of the Year Award, DCC Praxis Award, and DCC Practice Award must be submitted electronically and include letter(s) of nomination/support, as well as the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations for the student paper awards must be submitted electronically and include the student’s unpublished paper. In order to further the careers of critical student scholars, the DCC Awards Committee may, in consultation with the Editor-in-Chief, invite student paper awards winners to publish their papers in Critical Criminology: An International Journal.

Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award, Critical Criminologist of the Year Award,DCC Praxis, DCC Practice, Best Journal Article Award, Graduate Student Award, and Undergraduate Student awards must be sent to Marty Schwartz.

Nominations for the book and teaching awards should be sent to respective chairs of the committees.

Teaching Award: teachingcritcrim@gmail.com
Critical Criminology Book Award: Rob White

Nominations and submissions for all awards are due to the respective chairs of the committees by September 1, 2017.

Other Matters

  1. Articles and books can be sole or multiple-authored.
  2. Although membership in the Division on Critical Criminology is not required to be either a nominee or an award recipient, it is strongly encouraged.
  3. In order to be considered for either a best scholarly book or journal article award, the publication must not be published on-line or in print before September 1, 2015. It is the nominators and/or nominee’s responsibility to clearly indicate the date of the publication to the respective award committee.
  4. The DCC Awards Committee reserves the right to give no award in a particular year if it deems this appropriate.