A Division of the American Society of Criminology
Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award
2016 Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award
Nominations due June 1, 2016
The Division of International Criminology (DIC) of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) is soliciting nominations for the 2016 Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award. This prize is awarded annually to an international scholar, who has made a significant contribution to the development and growth of international criminology, including international criminal justice, comparative, cross-border and transnational crime or justice research.
Nomination requires a letter of nomination and a complete CV to be sent electronically to the Adler Award Committee chair, Dr. Ivan Y. Sun (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware. The letter must explain why the candidate is qualified to be considered for the award. Letter-writing campaigns by multiple nominators are discouraged. Current DIC Executive Board members are excluded from being considered for the Award. The deadline for nominations is June 1, 2016.
The award will be presented at the DIC annual luncheon in November, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Who is Freda Adler?
Freda Adler has contributed to international criminology in many ways. She was involved in the development of the DIC and has been an active member since its inception. She has been a proponent for international criminology, advocating an international perspective in all research. Additionally, she has been an indispensable mentor to interested students. While many of her students recognize her mentorship during her tenure at Rutgers, she has touched the hearts and careers of many other students at the University of Pennsylania and elsewhere.
Freda's primary work for the last four decades has focused on internationalizing and globalizing the study of criminology. Her efforts began in 1976 when she wrote the report for the Women's Year on the role of women in the United Nations. Her efforts continued through more than 130 books and papers, including Nations Not Obsessed with Crime (1983) while working as a consultant to the United Nations and her well-known co-authored Criminology and Criminal Justice System text.
In 1994-95, Freda Adler was the ASC President, delivering her Presidential Speech at the 47th annual meeting titled "Crime and Justice: National and International." This address was one of ASC's first movements toward internationalizing the profession (published in Criminology (Volume 34, Number 1, 1996).
The Freda Adler Distinguished International Scholar Award plaque is awarded to one international scholar each year at the DIC annual meeting.
It is awarded annually to an international scholar, who has made a significant contribution to international criminology, including international criminal justice, comparative, cross-border and transnational crime or justice research. Awardees have made a significant contribution to fostering research and exchange of information concerning criminology in an international perspective or scholars whose work has been of particular interest to criminologists in the United States and have particiapted in leadership or service activities to advance the field.
In the past, the DIC awardee traveled to ASC without any financial support. Several individuals, including DIck Ward and an anonymous donor, have contributed funds toward supporting this award. A special interest-bearing bank account has been established for the funds to maintain some level of financial support for this award. Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation toward this award is asked to forward the funds made out to ASC, specifying their destination, to the ASC headquarters in Columbus at the following address:
1314 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212
Freda Adler and Alida Merlo with 2013 Distinguished Scholar Award recipient David P. Farrington
Freda Adler with the 2012 Adler Distinguished Scholar Award recipient Joachim Savelsberg.
Freda Adler with 2011 Adler Distinguished Scholar Award recipient Kauko Aromaa, Director of the European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI).
Past Distinguished Scholar Award Recipients
2015: William Alex Pridemore, University at Albany (SUNY), United States
2014: Dr. Patricia Brantingham
Simon Fraser University (Canada)
2013: David P. Farrington,
University of Cambridge (UK)
2012: Joachim J. Savelsberg
Professor of Sociology, University of Minnesota
2011: Kauko Aromaa, European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control (HEUNI).
2010: Lorraine Mazerolle,
University of Queensland (Australia)
2009: Gerben Bruinsma
Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement
2008: Hans J. Kerner,
Faculty of Law, University of Tuebingen (Germany)
2007: Josine Junger-Tas,
Willem Pompe Institute at the
University of Utrecht (Netherlands)
2005: Leslie Sebba, Lawrence D. Biele Professor of Law and Professor of Criminology, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2003: James Vadackumchery, Professor of Criminology, Police Training College, Kerala, India and Wang Mu, Professor of Criminal Justice and Law at Institute of Criminal Justice, China University of Politics and law, Beijing, China
2002: Maria Lós, Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada, and Rosa del Olmo, Venezuela Central University,
2001: Michael Levi, the University of Wales, Cardiff.
2000: Heinz Steinert, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt on Main, Germany.
1999: Tamar Pitch, University of Camerino, Italy.
1997: Emil W. Plywaczewski, University of Bialystok, Poland.
1995: Guo Xiang, China University of Political Science and Law, China.
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