Congratulations to our 2017 award winners!
Please join us at the American Society of Criminology conference in Philadelphia, PA in November 2017 as we celebrate the newest cohort of awardees.
Joan McCord Award:
The Joan McCord Award recognizes distinguished experimental contributions to criminology and criminal justice Award recipients must have conducted significant experimental research that in the tradition of Joan McCord has important implications for policy and practice. The award can be given to a specific randomized controlled trial or a group of experiments leading to significant policy outcomes.
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
- 2013 – Lorraine Mazerolle, University of Queensland
- 2014 – Anthony Braga, Rutgers University and Harvard Kennedy School
- 2015 – Friedrich Lösel, University of Cambridge and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
- 2016- David Hawkins, University of Washington
- 2017- Faye Taxman- George Mason University
Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist Award:
The Annual Young Experimental Scholar Award recognizes exception early career scholarship.
- 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
- 2013 – Justin Ready, Arizona State University
- 2014 – Joel Caplan, Rutgers University
- 2015 – Jordan Hyatt, Drexel University
- 2016- Emma Antrobus, University of Queensland
- 2017- Cynthia (Cindy) Najdowski- SUNY Albany
Jerry Lee Lifetime Achievement Award:
This award recognizes lifetime 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
- 2013 – Lawrence Sherman, University of Cambridge and University of Maryland
- 2014 – David Weisburd, The Hebrew University and George Mason University
- 2015 – Denise Gottfredson, University of Maryland
- 2016- Doris MacKenzie, Pennsylvania State University
- 2017- Steven Belenko, Temple University
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. Additionally, all experiments published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology for the last two years will be considered for this award.
- 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)
- 2013 – Jerry Ratcliffe, Travis Taniguchi, Elizabeth Groff, and Jennifer Wood for their “Philadelphia Foot Patrol Experiment.”
- 2014 – Lawrence Sherman and Heather Harris for their “Milwaukee Domestic Violence Experiment 23-Year Follow-Up”
- 2015 – Sara Heller, University of Pennsylvania, for the Chicago Summer Jobs Trial
- 2016- Robert J. Kane, Drexel University, Michael D. White, Arizona State University & Justin Ready, Griffith University for the TASER® Exposure and Cognitive Impairment trials.
- 2017- Lorraine Mazrolle, Sarah Bennett, Emma Antrobus & Elizabeth Eggins for the Ability School Engagement Program (ASEP) Field Trial
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. The student paper award also includes a $500 cash award.
- 2011 – No award given
- 2012 – Cody Telep et al., George Mason University, for “How much time should the police spend at crime hot spots? Answers from a police agency directed randomized field trial in Sacramento, California.”
- 2013 – Matthew Nelson, Alese Wooditch and Lisa Dario, George Mason University/Arizona State University, for “Sample size, effect size, and statistical power: A replication study of Weisburd’s paradox.”
- 2014 – Evan Sorg et al., Temple University, for “Boundary adherence during place-based policing evaluations.”
- 2015 – Angela M. Jones et al., John Jay College, for “Sensitizing jurors to factors influencing the accuracy of eyewitness identification: Assessing the effectiveness of the Henderson instructions.”
- 2016- Adam Dunbar, with Charis E. Kubrin and Nicholas Scurich, University of California, Irvine for “The Threatening Nature of ‘Rap’ Music.”
- 2017- (2 awards) Olivia Choi & Megan Denver