ANZSOC Awards

The Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc confers a number of prizes and awards:

General award application procedures can be viewed here.

Distinguished Criminologist Award

The ANZSOC Distinguished Criminologist Award is presented each year to an individual who, in the opinion of the judges, has demonstrated outstanding, significant and sustained contribution to Australian or New Zealand criminology in one or more of the following areas: teaching and scholarship, advancing international appreciation of criminology through research and publications, or involvement in criminology in public life. The award is thus made in recognition of the lifetime contribution to criminology of the recipient. Up to two individual awards can be presented each year.

In February each year, a panel comprising of the current President, immediate Past-President of ANZSOC and the two Vice-Presidents shall compile a short-list of suitable candidates for receipt of the Award. The names of these individuals and brief statements of the grounds for their selection shall be circulated amongst the Committee of Management, in confidence, for consideration and decision by the end of March. The Award will be decided by a majority decision of the Committee of Management with the President having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote by the Committee. The decision of the Committee, at its April/May meeting, shall not be announced publicly until the Award is presented at the annual conference, although the winner(s) shall be notified, in confidence, once the decision has been made. The names of all unsuccessful candidates shall remain confidential. Current ANZSOC Officers and Committee members are ineligible to receive the Award during the term of their office, although past Officers and Committee members may be considered.

The winner(s) of the Award will be presented with a plaque at the dinner of the Society's annual conference or otherwise as arranged at the convenience of the recipient(s). Each distinguished criminologist will also be awarded the honorary title Fellow of ANZSOC in accordance with the rules of the association.

Appropriate financial arrangements that will facilitate the recipient’s attendance (and the attendance of one guest, where requested) at the conference and the dinner, where the presentation of the award will take place, will be at the discretion of the President.

Candidates for receipt of the Award are not required to make any application.

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New Scholar Prize

The New Scholar Prize is awarded each year for the best publication in criminology (or a related area) written by a member of the Society who qualifies as an early career researcher. All candidates for the New Scholar Prize must be within five years of their appointment to their first full-time or fractional academic or other research-related position, or equivalent (taking into consideration casual/part-time appointments and career interruptions)'. Sole or multi-authored publications may be submitted for the New Scholar Prize but only one Prize will be given to be shared amongst all authors. Previous winners of this Prize are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Applicants must be members of the Society at the time the application is made. Judges of the Prize are not eligible for the Prize. Candidates for the New Scholar Prize may nominate themselves, but may only submit one application in any given year.

Publications must have been published (appeared in print or electronically for online publications or ahead of print) between 1 November of the penultimate year and December 31 of the ultimate year. All relevant journals must be refereed. Criteria to be taken into account in judging are: the relevance of the subject-matter; the quality of the article, and the article’s contribution to scholarship. The winning article for the New Scholar Prize will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at the Annual Conference, and AUD1,500 in total will be provided to go towards travel, accommodation and/or registration to attend the relevant Annual Conference (to be shared amongst all authors if more than one). The closing date for applications is 31 May of the current year. 

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The Allen Austin Bartholomew Award, supported by Sage Publications

An Award for the best article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology is awarded every year. The Award will be made in respect of articles published in the print edition of the Journal in the previous year. The winner of the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference and will be granted AUD1,500 to go towards travel, accommodation and/or registration to attend the Annual Conference, shared equally between all winners if more than one by agreement between them. In addition, the winner is entitled to receive £100 worth of Sage books, shared equally between them if more than one. It is not necessary for candidates for the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award to make an application, nor do they need to be members of the Society. The judging panel is made up of the President of the Society, the New Zealand Vice-President (or vice versa if the President is a New Zealander), the editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology (or nominee) and the winner of the previous year’s award (or one of them by agreement if more than one winner).

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Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award

The Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award is presented each year to an author who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best publication or report in the area of crime prevention. The award can also be presented to two or more co-authors. Submissions will be judged according to the extent to which they demonstrate pragmatic and workable solutions to Australasian crime problems, that reflect the values of a tolerant and inclusive society, and which are founded in theory and research on crime prevention.

Publications or reports:

  • in the event of an individual nomination, must have been written by the candidate as sole or first-named author or as editor of a publication or report compiled by a number of people who has made a substantial and direct contribution to the publication or report, or
  • in the event of a multi-authored nomination, can be submitted by any of the authors on behalf of their co-authors and with the consent of the co-authors.

Publications may be academic publications, or reports submitted to government agencies, non-governmental bodies or community groups. Any candidate for this Award may choose to submit a portfolio, namely more than one report or publication, so long as each was published within the relevant time-frame.

Publications must have been published between 1 November of the penultimate year and 31 December of the ultimate year. Reports must have been submitted to the relevant agency between 1 November of the penultimate year and 31 December of the ultimate year.

Candidates should accompany their submission with a statement that, in no more than 250 words, indicates how their publication or report:

  1. demonstrates pragmatic and workable solutions to Australasian crime problems;
  2. reflects the values of a tolerant and inclusive society; and
  3. is founded in theory and research on crime prevention.

Previous winners of the Award are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Candidates for the Award may nominate themselves, but may only submit one application in any given year.

The winner of the Award will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference. The winner(s) of this Award will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference and will be granted AUD1,500 to go towards travel, accommodation and / or registration to attend the Annual Conference, shared equally between all winners if more than one by agreement between them. In addition, winners who are not currently members of the Society will be entitled to one year's free full, student or international membership of the Society (as appropriate). The closing date for applications is 31 May of the current year.

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The Allan van Zyl Memorial Prize

An amount of AUD1,500* is available to the winner of this prize to defray costs associated with travel to, and registration for, the ANZSOC annual conference.

An eligible applicant will be a resident of the Northern Territory who is currently an enrolled student of criminology or criminal justice or a related discipline, or any person employed by Northern Territory Police, Department of Correctional Services Northern Territory, or a Northern Territory justice department or Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that works in a criminological field more generally.

Applicants are required to email to the Secretary of ANZSOC at secretary@anzsoc.org a one page CV with an accompanying email of no more than 250 words explaining how they could add to, and benefit from, the annual conference.

The closing date for applications is 31 May of the current year.

The panel of judges for this prize will be the ANZSOC President, the two Vice Presidents, and Karen Heenan.

*A proportion of this prize is made available by agreement with the estate of Allan van Zyl.

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Christine M Alder Book Prize

The next call for nominations will be 2019.

The Christine M Alder Book Prize is awarded biennially for an outstanding monograph or book which, in the opinion of the judges, has made a valuable and outstanding contribution to criminology. The Prize is awarded in honour of Dr Alder who has made a leading contribution to the development of Australian and New Zealand criminology through her pioneering research on gender, crime and justice, drawing international recognition to Australian criminological research in the 1980s and 1990s, her collaboration with practitioners in criminal justice reform and through her work in mentoring future generations of criminologists. Sole or multi-authored monographs or books may be nominated for the Christine M Alder Book Prize but only one prize will be given every two years to be shared amongst all authors. Recipients must be residents of either Australia or New Zealand and be financial members of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology at the time the Prize is awarded. Nominated monographs or books must have been published by a commercial publisher in the preceding two years prior to January 1 of the current year.

Nominations for the Prize must be sent to the ANZSOC Secretary by 30 April of the relevant (odd-numbered) year, and enclose three hard copies of the monograph or book which, on completion of judging, will be retained by the Judges of the Prize. Three judges for the Prize will be chosen by the President of ANZSOC and are ineligible for the Prize in the year of their appointment. Previous winners of the Prize are eligible to be nominated in subsequent years. Nominations for the Prize must be endorsed by two financial members of the Society and authors may only be nominated in respect of one monograph or book in any given year. Current ANZSOC Officers and Committee members are ineligible to receive the Prize during the term of their office, although past Officers and Committee members may be considered.

The winning monograph or book will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at the Society's Annual Conference. The winner will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference and will be granted AUD1,500 to go towards travel, accommodation and / or registration to attend the next Annual Conference, shared equally between all winners if more than one by agreement between them.

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David Biles Correctional Research Award (new)

The David Biles Correctional Research Award is given biennially for an outstanding research report in the field of corrections. The Award is given in honour of David Biles who was foundation secretary of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology and the president of the Society from 1980 to 1983. He received the Society's Distinguished Criminologist award in 2014 and died in April 2017 after an extensive career in criminology, particularly concerning correctional education and reform.

Nominations should identify a sole or multi-authored research report that concerns correctional administration, policy or reform in Australia or New Zealand completed or published in the two years preceding nomination. Nominations can include books, monographs, articles or unpublished papers that present the results of research undertaken in Australia or New Zealand. Only one award will be given every two years to be shared amongst all authors.

Nominations for the Award must be sent to the ANZSOC Secretary by 31 May of the relevant (even-numbered) year, and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated research report.

Three judges will be chosen by the President of ANZSOC and are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment. Previous winners of the Award are also ineligible.

The authors of the winning report, or their nominee if the report is by an institution, will be presented with a plaque at the Society’s Annual Conference and will be granted AUD1,500 to go towards travel, accommodation and / or registration to attend the next Annual Conference, shared equally between all winners if more than one by agreement between them. If the winning report is by an institution, the funds should be used to enable one individual who worked on the report, as determined by the head of the institution, to attend the conference.

The authors of the winning report will be encouraged to submit an article based on the research for publication in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology.

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Indigenous Justice Award (new)

The ANZSOC Indigenous Award is presented each year to an individual, community initiative or organisation, who, in the opinion of the judges, has made an outstanding, significant or sustained contribution to addressing Indigenous justice issues in Australia or New Zealand in one or more of the following areas: teaching, advancing criminological knowledge through research with Indigenous communities and publications, or justice initiatives that aim to reduce contact with the criminal justice system or lessen the impact the criminal justice system has on Indigenous peoples. The award celebrates and promotes Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, advocates, organisations and initiatives, who engage ethically with Indigenous peoples and contribute to the wellbeing of Indigenous communities.

In January each year, ANZSOC will call for nominations of suitable candidates for receipt of the Award. Nominations can be made by any person, including self-nominations. Nominators and nominees do not need to be members of the Society. Nominations shall include the name of the individual, organisation or initiative, and a brief statement of the grounds for their selection. Nominees remain short-listed until they become recipients of the Indigenous Award, unless the nomination is time restricted or withdrawn by the nominator. No posthumous awards will be made.

The judging panel is made up of the winner of the previous year’s award (in case of organisations etc. an individual nominee), and two ANZSOC management committee members with Indigenous ancestry to ensure compliance with Indigenous ethical standards. Should fewer than two ANZSOC management committee members be of Indigenous ancestry, domestic or overseas panel members with Indigenous ancestry will be appointed instead. The ANZSOC president (or nominee) will request and appoint suitable panel members, ensuring that no award nominees are appointed as panel members.

The short-list shall be circulated to panel members in confidence for consideration and decision by the end of May. The Award will be decided by a majority decision. The decision shall not be announced publicly until the Award is presented at the annual conference, although the winner shall be notified, in confidence, once the decision has been made. The names of all unsuccessful candidates shall remain confidential. Current ANZSOC Officers and Committee members are ineligible to receive the Award during the term of their office, although past Officers and Committee members may be considered.

The winner of the Award will be presented with a plaque at the Society's annual conference or otherwise as arranged at the convenience of the recipient, and will be granted AUD1,500 to go towards travel, accommodation and/or registration to attend the Annual Conference. The closing date for applications is 30 May of the current year.

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Award for Excellence in Teaching (new)

This award is intended to highlight and celebrate outstanding and innovative teaching in Australian and New Zealand Criminology. The award recognises those teachers, or teams of teachers, who are renowned for the excellence of their teaching and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of teaching and learning in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or related disciplines in which our members teach. The winner/s of the award will be announced and the prize presented at the annual ANZSOC Conference.

Prize Value

The recipient/s of the award, or their nominee if the submission is by an institution, will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference and will be granted AUD1,500 to go towards travel, accommodation and / or registration to attend the next Annual Conference, shared equally between all winners if more than one by agreement between them.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this award:

  • Applicants must have been a financial member of ANZSOC in the 12 months prior to their application. Where the application is made by a team, only the team leader need be a financial member of ANZSOC in the 12 months prior to application.
  • Applicants must have been actively teaching in the 12 months prior to their application - as demonstrated by the coordination/convenorship of courses/units/subjects in that year. 
  • Teams must be no larger than five, and a team leader must be named.
  • Previously unsuccessful applicants are eligible for re-nomination, but previous successful Teaching Excellence award winners are ineligible, except if they are a team member and not the team leader.

Application components

Applications for this award are to be comprised of two parts:

  1. Written statement including a synopsis, overview and statement addressing each selection criteria. The written statement (4 pages max) describes the applicant's teaching activities and achievements and must address all three selection criteria, providing evidence to support their claims. The synopsis (200 words max) must cover the applicant's teaching area, teaching experience, the particular focus of their teaching, teaching methods, and their research/teaching interests.
  2. Evaluation information. Provide evidence of course and individual teaching evaluation (2 pages max). This may include quantitative and qualitative data.
  3. Supplementary material (optional). Where appropriate, provide examples supporting the applicant's claims against the selection criteria. (3 pages max). This should be limited to non-written evidence such as photos, examples of teaching instruments and teaching aids, etc. 

Selection Criteria

The written statement must address all of the following three (3) criteria:

  1. Approaches to teaching and the support of learning that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn.
  2. Development of curricula, resources or services that reflect a command of the field.
  3. Innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience.

Application submission and formatting requirements

  • Applications must be submitted electronically to the ANZSOC secretary by 30 June 2018.
  • Applications should be A4 in size.
  • Margins must be at least 2cm with clear definition between paragraphs.
  • Font must be a minimum of 11 point Arial or Calibri (narrow fonts must not be used).

Judging

A Judging Panel will be appointed by the ANZSOC President to consider the applications and to determine the awardee.  Where possible, the chair of the panel will be a previous award winner, either at the faculty/college, university, or national level.

The Judging Panel will take the following into consideration:

  • The extent to which claims of excellence are supported by formal and informal evaluation
  • Evidence of creativity, imagination or innovation in both face-to-face and online learning environments
  • Evidence in the form of student evaluations, references, selected teaching materials

The Judging Panel reserves the right not to award the prize in any given year if the submissions received do not clearly identify what it is that is particularly outstanding or innovative in the delivery of the applicant's teaching and learning.

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Undergraduate Student Paper Prize

The Student Paper Prize is awarded each year to one Australian and one New Zealand undergraduate student for the best paper in criminology (or a related area). Papers submitted for the Student Paper Prize are to be written by the applicant as sole author who was an undergraduate student at the time the paper was written. Papers must be under 3,000 words (excluding references), and applicants may only submit one Student Paper Prize application in any given year. Candidates for the Student Paper Prize must be supported by an academic referee, who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the application. Papers must have been submitted for examination between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year and as part of an undergraduate coursework program. Papers will be judged on clarity and structure of the paper; use of empirical literature; coherence of argument; and quality of writing.

The winner of the Student Paper Prize will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference and will be granted free registration (excluding the conference dinner), a one-year student membership to ANZSOC and AUD1000 to go towards travel and accommodation to attend that Annual Conference. The closing date for applications is 30 June of the current year.

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Best Honours/Masters Thesis in Criminology (new)

The Best Honours/Masters Thesis prize is awarded each year to one Australian and one New Zealand Honours/Masters student. To be eligible for nomination of this prize, the student must a) be enrolled in a criminology program leading to the award of a degree of Bachelor with Honours or a Masters Degree in Criminology and/or Criminal Justice (with a thesis component); (b) achieve the highest mark for the thesis within that program; and (c) have their results ratified by the appropriate higher education Board of Examiners. Theses must have been submitted for examination between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year. Candidates for the Best Honours/Masters Thesis Prize must be supported by the honours or masters convenor of their program, who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the application. Only one candidate per university can be submitted for this award. The prize will be awarded to the thesis judged by the committee as making the most significant contribution to criminological knowledge.

The winner of the Best Honours/Masters Thesis Prize will be presented with a plaque at the Society's Annual Conference and will be granted free registration (excluding the conference dinner), a one-year student membership to ANZSOC and a further AUD1000 to go towards travel and accommodation to attend that Annual Conference. The closing date for applications is 30 June of the current year.

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PhD Student Paper Prize (new)

The PhD Paper Prize is awarded each year to one Australian and one New Zealand Honours/PhD student for the best sole or lead authored paper (published or unpublished) in criminology written by a currently enrolled PhD student (either fulltime or part time). Multi-authored papers must include a statement of the student’s contribution to the work. Papers must be no longer than 8,000 words (excluding references) and can be theoretical, methodological or empirical. Previous winners of this Prize are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Applicants must be members of the Society at the time the application is made. Candidates for the PhD Paper Prize may nominate themselves, but may only submit one application in any given year. Criteria to be taken into account in judging are: the relevance of the subject-matter; the quality of the paper, and the paper’s contribution to scholarship. The winning article for the PhD Paper Prize will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at the Annual Conference, a one-year student membership to ANZSOC and AUD1000 in total will be provided to go towards travel, accommodation and/or registration to attend that Annual Conference. The closing date for applications is 30 June of the current year.

 

Important information

A number of ANZSOC awards are for members only - is your membership up to date? If your membership is expired and you would like to renew, please login to the website at www.anzsoc.org or contact the secretary at secretary@anzsoc.org for assistance.

Closing Dates

31 May 2018

New Scholar Prize, Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award, Allan van Zyl Memorial Prize, David Biles Correctional Research Award, Indigenous Justice Award.

30 June 2018

Award for Excellence in Teaching, Undergraduate Student Paper Prize, Best Honours/Masters Thesis in Criminology, PhD Student Paper Prize.

Procedure

Applications or Nominations for these prizes and awards should be made in writing, accompanied by documentation supporting all aspects of eligibility for the award in question.

Applications should be submitted by email to:

The Secretary, ANZSOC
secretary@anzsoc.org

Accompanying books for the Christine M Alder Book Award should be sent to:

The Secretary, ANZSOC
c/- Australian Institute of Criminology
GPO Box 1936
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia