Now accepting applications for DEC/AEC awards

March 19, 2018

Now accepting applications for DEC/AEC awards

To nominate someone for an award, please forward a letter of recommendation (outlining why the recipient should be nominated) and the nominee’s current CV to expcrim@gmail.com. Applicants, particularly for the student paper award, should feel free to nominate themselves and list two references.

For the Outstanding Experimental Field Trial and the Student Paper awards please attach the relevant manuscripts. Award nominations are due by the 30th of April 2018. Information on past awardees can be found here.
For more information on the criteria for each award please see below:

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 is in the tradition of Joan McCord and 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.

Outstanding Young Experimental Criminologist Award: The Annual Young Experimental Scholar Award recognizes exceptional early career scholarship.

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.

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.

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.

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