Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

APPLICATIONS FOR 2023 ANZSOC AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED

ANZSOC 2023 Bursaries

ANZSOC is providing a bursary program this year to support attendance at the 2023 conference.

2023 ANZSOC Conference Registration Bursary (NO LONGER TAKING APPLICATIONS – FUNDS ALLOCATED)

The ANZSOC Committee of Management has endorsed the establishment of a 2023 ANZSOC Conference Registration Bursary Scheme to support anyone who requires financial assistance to attend and participate. Members and non-members are also strongly encouraged to apply if their research or institutional travel and conference budgets have been limited by local budget limits and financial controls.

2023 ANZSOC Conference Carers’ Bursary

To foster inclusion of caregivers and families at the 2023 ANZSOC Conference, the ANZSOC Committee of Management has endorsed the establishment of a 2023 ANZSOC Conference Carers’ Bursary scheme to help offset additional carer costs that conference participants may incur. The Carers’ Bursary can be used to offset the costs of additional care at the conference or at home, or to defray the cost of travel to the conference for a person for whom care is provided, or for an additional caregiver.

APPLICATION INFORMATION    

ANZSOC Awards (Nominations Now Closed)

Each year, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc (ANZSOC) confers a number of awards to recognise achievements by individuals from diverse backgrounds in scholarship, publication, teaching, study and policy development of criminology in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

General rules and procedures

Nominations

Apart from the Distinguished Criminologist Award and the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award, nominations for Awards should be made in writing to secretary@anzsoc.org
accompanied by documentation supporting all aspects of eligibility for the award in question.
Nominations must be submitted by email to the ANZSOC Secretary by 30 June each year. Nominees for Awards may nominate themselves but may only submit one nomination in any given year. Nominations should be accompanied by a copy of an email from the person nominated consenting to the nomination.

 

Previous year’s nominations 

If the Selection Panel for any Award determines that it cannot recommend an Award to any of the current year’s nominees, it may, at its discretion and with the approval of the President, consider the unsuccessful nominees for the same Award from the immediately preceding year, on condition that such nominee or nominees agree to be considered for the current year’s Award.  

 

Tied and multiple awards

Selection Panels may recommend that any Award (other than those involving multi-authored publications) be given to more than one nominee where they are ranked equally
in the selection process. In such cases, each successful candidate shall be provided with the full amount of any monetary amount or benefit. In the case of Awards given for multi-authored publications, however, the monetary amount is to be shared among all authors with the manner of its distribution to be determined by the individual authors in question.

 

Eligibility

Some ANZSOC Awards are restricted to nominees who are financial members of ANZSOC. If a nominee’s membership has expired, it should be renewed within one month of nominations being made by logging in to the website at www.anzsoc.org or contacting the Secretary for assistance. Nominees should note that if they have to apply for a new membership, the approval process usually takes 14 days to be finalised. Current ANZSOC Officers and Committee members are eligible for nomination for all Awards, other than the Distinguished Criminologist Award, but are ineligible to participate in judging any Awards for which they have been nominated. No posthumous awards will be made.

 

Selection panels

In appointing selection panel members, the President should consider the expertise present among ANZSOC Fellows and include them in selection panels where
possible. 
Each selection panel reserves the right not to give an Award in any given year. Unless Award recipients otherwise agree, the decision of selection panels will not be announced publicly until the Award is presented at the Annual Conference, although the winner shall be notified at least two months prior to the annual conference at which the award will be presented, in confidence, once the decision has been made. The names of all unsuccessful candidates shall remain confidential.

 

Acceptance of Awards

Recipients of Awards are encouraged to attend the annual ANZSOC conference at which the Award will be presented in person. If attendance is not possible at the conference in the year the Award is given, recipients may attend at a future conference held during the next three years. Alternatively, recipients may have another person attend and receive the Award on their behalf, or they may receive the Award via live streaming (if available), or they may submit a pre-recorded video recording of an acceptance speech to be shown during the live conference presentation. If Award recipients choose to attend a conference other than in the year in which it was awarded, any reimbursement of the costs of attendance may be used in connection with the conference they actually attended.

 

Reimbursement of expenses
Where an Award carries with it a monetary amount, this represents a maximum amount that can be used by the recipient in connection with attendance at an annual ANZSOC conference held during the year the Award is made or during the next three years. The Award recipient must provide scanned receipts for expenditure not exceeding the stated amount in respect of conference registration fees, ground travel, airfares, parking, highway tolls, hire car costs, car e-charging, accommodation or any other costs directly related to attendance at the conference. 

 

Where another person attends to receive an Award on behalf of the recipient, any monetary benefit may be used by that person for their attendance expenses.

 

Monetary awards are for reimbursement of conference attendance expenses only and cannot be cashed out.

 

Receipts must be sent by email to the Secretary within 60 days of the close of the conference at which the recipient attended.

 

Monetary awards are made in Australian currency but can be converted into other currencies at the time of payment at the request of the recipient made to the Secretary prior to payment.

Distinguished Criminologist Award

Aims of the award

The ANZSOC Distinguished Criminologist Award is presented each year to one or two individuals who, in the opinion of the judges, has or have demonstrated an outstanding, significant and sustained contribution to criminology in Australia and/or Aotearoa New Zealand criminology in one or more of the following areas:

·         teaching and scholarship;

·         advancing international appreciation of criminology through research and publications; and / or

·         involvement in criminology in public life, including in the work of the Society.

 

The award is thus made in recognition of the lifetime contribution to criminology of the recipient or recipients. 

 

Nomination procedures

Candidates for this Award are not required to make any nomination.

 

Eligibility

It is not necessary for candidates for the Distinguished Criminologist Award to be members of the Society. Current ANZSOC Officers and Committee members are ineligible for the Distinguished Criminologist Award during the term of their office.

 

Selection panel procedures

Each year, a panel comprising the current President, the immediate Past-President and the two current 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 among the Committee of Management, in confidence, for consideration and decision. 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 members.

 

Award benefits and presentation procedures

The winner of the Award will be presented with a plaque at the dinner during the Society’s Annual Conference or otherwise as agreed. Each distinguished criminologist will also be awarded the honorary title of Fellow of ANZSOC in accordance with the rules governing Fellows of the Society (see below). Appropriate financial arrangements that will facilitate the recipient’s attendance (and the attendance of one guest, where requested) at the conference and the dinner, at which the presentation of the award will take place, will be at the discretion of the President. Recipients of the Award will be required to submit an article on a topic of their choice for consideration by the editors of the Journal of Criminology in the year following receipt of the Award.

The Allen Austin Bartholomew Award, supported by Sage Publications

Aims of the award

The Award was established to honour the memory of Dr Allen Bartholomew, MB, BS (London), DPM (London), FRANZCP, FRCPsych, MAPs who was formerly the Psychiatrist Superintendent, at HM Prison, Pentridge, Melbourne and prior to that Medical Officer of the English Prison Commission (HM Prison Brixton) between 1957 and 1959. Dr Bartholomew was a prolific scholar, as well as a respected practitioner, and was instrumental in establishing the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, becoming its Foundation Editor in 1968 and remaining in that role until 1980. He was ANZSOC President from 1978 to 1979.

 

Source: Bartholomew, Allen A. 1986. Psychiatry, the criminal law and corrections: An exercise in sciolism, Melbourne: Wileman Publications.

 

Selection criteria

The Allen Austin Bartholomew Award, supported by Sage Publications, is presented every year for the best article published in the Journal of Criminology. The Award is made in respect of articles published in the previous year’s editions of the Journal.

 

Nomination procedures

Candidates for receipt of this Award are not required to make any nomination.

 

Eligibility

It is not necessary for candidates for the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award to be members of the Society.

 

Selection panel procedures

The selection panel is made up of the President of ANZSOC, the New Zealand Vice-President, the Australian Vice-President, one editor of the Journal of Criminology and the
winner of the previous year’s award (or one of them by agreement if there was more than one winner in the previous year). The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the President having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award benefits and presentation procedures

The winner of the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, and up to $1,500 will be made available to support
attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award. This sum is to be shared amongst 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.

Christine M Alder Book Award

Aims of the award

The Award was established to honour the memory of Dr Christine Alder, BA in Philosophy (LaTrobe), MSc and PhD in Sociology (Oregon), who made a leading contribution to the development of Australian and Aotearoa 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. She was editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology between 1989 and 1992 and ANZSOC President from 1991 to 1993. 

 

Source: Stewart, Anna and Stenning, Philip. 2016. Obituaries: Dr Christine Alder (1950-2015), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 49(1):5. 

 

Selection criteria

The Christine M Alder Book Award is awarded biennially (odd-numbered years) for an outstanding book which, in the opinion of the selection panel, has made a valuable and
outstanding contribution to criminology. 
 

 

Nomination procedures
Nominations must enclose either a complete electronic copy, or three hard copies of the book which, on completion of judging, will be retained by the selection panel members. Hard copies must be sent to the ANZSOC Secretary:

Dr Michelle Sydes, ANZSOC Secretary
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Mt Gravatt Campus, Griffith University
176 Messines Ridge Road, Mt Gravatt Queensland, 4122.

 

Nominations for the Award must be endorsed by two financial members of the Society. Authors of nominated books may only be nominated in respect of one book in any given year.

 

Eligibility

‘Books’ nominated for this Award may be sole or multi-authored, or edited works. They may be commercial publications or book-length monographs or reports.

 

Nominated books must have been written or edited by authors working or living either in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand who must be a financial member or members within one month of their book having been nominated, although in the case of multi-authored works, only at least one author or editor must be a financial member of the Society, and only one author or editor must be working or living in either Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Previous winning books are ineligible to be nominated in subsequent years, but the authors or editors of winning books may receive the Award in subsequent years in respect
of different books or monographs they have written or edited.

 

Nominated books must have been published or released in the preceding two years prior to January 1 of the year of nomination.

 

Selection panel procedures
The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. Books written or edited by members of the panel
are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment.

 

The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award benefits and presentation procedures

  • Each of the authors or editors of the winning Christine M Alder Book Award will be presented with a plaque at the Annual Conference, and up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance at the Conference to accept the award. This sum is to be shared among all winning book’s authors or editors if more than one by agreement between them.

Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award

Aims of the award

The Award was established to honour the memory of Dr Adam Sutton BA(Hons)(Sydney), PhD (UNSW) who was appointed Director of the South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research in 1982 and was also the South Australian representative on the Criminology Research Council and Australian Institute of Criminology Board between 1984 and 1995. In 1992 he became an academic at the University of Melbourne and remained in that role until 2008. In his obituary, Professor Fiona Haines observed that he was ‘a criminologist who bridged the gap between public sector policy-related work and the academic world, eschewing a critical criminology that resulted only in the denunciation of authority, and arguing that the criminologist must work with authorities to develop programs that could be effective in preventing crime’.

the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology in 1988 and was a regular presenter at ANZSOC conferences and events.

 

Source: Haines, Fiona. 2010. Obituaries: Dr Adam Sutton, 15 June 1950–6 September 2015), Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 43(3):612-615.  

 

Selection criteria

The Award is presented to an individual who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best publication or report in the area of crime prevention.

 

Nomination procedures

Nominations should be made by email to the Secretary and must include a statement from the nominee in no more than 250 words, that indicates how their publication or
report demonstrates pragmatic and workable solutions to crime problems in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, reflects the values of a tolerant and inclusive society and is founded in theory and research on crime prevention.

Eligibility

Individual nominated publications or reports must have been written by the applicant 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. 
Multi-authored nominated publications or reports 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 nominee 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 within 18 months of applying for the Award. Reports must have been submitted to the relevant agency within 18 months of applying for the Award. Previous winners of the Award are eligible to apply in subsequent years.

 

Selection panel procedures

The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. Members of the panel are ineligible for the
Award in the year of their appointment. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Nominations are judged according to the extent to which they demonstrate pragmatic and workable solutions to crime problems in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, that reflect the values of a tolerant and inclusive society, and which are founded in theory and research on crime prevention.

 

Award
The winner of the Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, and up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award. In addition, winners who are not currently members of the Society will be entitled to one year’s free full membership of the Society.

The Allan van Zyl Memorial Award

Aims of the award

The Award was established to honour the memory of Dr Allan van Zyl, MBA, PhD who was an Honorary Fellow at Charles Darwin University, and had been Principal Policy Advisor, Community and Justice Policy in the Department of Justice, Northern Territory, having lived in the Territory for almost 40 years until his death in 2012. He was heavily involved in Indigenous affairs, human rights and detention issues in Australia and one of his legacies is the Cross-Border Justice Scheme for policing in the Northern Territory,
Western Australian and South Australian border region which he helped devise and implement. Allan was the Northern Territory representative on the Committee of Management of ANZSOC for over eight years and was instrumental in organising the first ever ANZSOC conference to be held in the Northern Territory, at Alice Springs in September 2010.

Source: Smith, Russell G. and Sarre, Rick. 2016. Obituaries: Dr Allan Van Zyl, PacifiCrim, 10(1):5.

 

Selection criteria

The Award is presented to an individual who, in the opinion of the judges, is most likely to add to, and benefit from, attendance at the ANZSOC Annual Conference.

 

Nomination procedures
Nominations should be made by email to the Secretary at secretary@anzsoc.org and must include a one-page Curriculum Vitae and a statement from the nominated
person in no more than 250 words, explaining how they could add to, and benefit from, attendance at the ANZSOC Annual Conference.

 

Eligibility
The Allan van Zyl Memorial Award is presented each year to 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 a Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that works in a criminological field generally who could add to, and benefit from, attendance at the ANZSOC Annual Conference.

 

Selection panel procedures
The selection panel of the Award are the ANZSOC President, the two Vice Presidents, and the current Northern Territory’s representative on the Committee. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the President as Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
The winner of the Award will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, and up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award. 
A proportion of the funding for this Award is provided by agreement with the estate of the late Dr Allan van Zyl.

David Biles Correctional Research Award

Aims of the award

The Award was established to honour the memory of Professor David Biles OAM, BA, BEd (Melbourne), MA (LaTrobe), DUniv (Honorary)(Charles Sturt) who was foundation Secretary of ANZSOC and 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. David had also been a Professorial Associate in Corrections at Charles Sturt University, Deputy Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology and Head of Research with the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

 

Source: Sarre, Rick. 2016. Distinguished Criminologist Award 2014: David Biles. PacifiCrim,12(1):6.

 

Selection criteria

The David Biles Correctional Research Award is given biennially (even-numbered years) for an outstanding research report in the field of corrections.

 

Nomination procedures
Nominations should be made by email to the Secretary at secretary@anzsoc.org and must include an electronic copy of the report or publication and evidence of
its date of completion or publication.

 

Eligibility
Nominations should identify a sole or multi-authored research report that concerns correctional administration, policy or reform in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, completed or published in the two years preceding nomination. Nominations are to be submitted electronically and can include books, monographs, articles or unpublished papers that present the results of research undertaken in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Selection panel procedures
The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. Members of the panel are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment. Previous winners of the Award are also ineligible.

 

The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
The author(s) 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 up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared among 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 or publication will be encouraged to submit an article based on the research for consideration by the editors of the Journal of Criminology.

Indigenous Justice Award

Aims of the award

The Indigenous Justice Award celebrates and promotes Indigenous and non-Indigenous scholars, advocates, community initiatives and organisations, who engage ethically with Indigenous peoples and contribute to the wellbeing of Indigenous communities.

 

Selection criteria

The Award is presented each year to an individual, team or organisation, who, in the opinion of the selection panel, has made an outstanding, significant or sustained
contribution to addressing Indigenous justice issues in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand, or both, in one or more of the following areas: teaching, advancing criminological knowledge through research and publications (particularly with Indigenous communities), 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.

 

Nomination procedures
Nominations must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org by 30 June and shall include the name of an individual or team or organisational representative, and a brief statement of the grounds for their nomination.

 

Eligibility
Nominations can be made by any person, team or organisation, including self-nominations. Nominators and nominees do not need to be members of the Society. Nominations from Indigenous individuals, teams or organisations are particularly encouraged. Only one Award is made each year.

 

Selection panel procedures
The selection panel will comprise the last recipient of the Award, two members of an Indigenous community to ensure compliance with Indigenous ethical standards, one ANZSOC Committee member and the ANZSOC President (non-voting member), one of whom will be elected as Chair. The ANZSOC President will identify and appoint suitable panel members in each of the above categories, ensuring that no award nominees are appointed as panel members.

 

Nominations shall be circulated to all panel members in confidence for consideration and decision by the end of September. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
The winner (or a representative of a team or an organisation) of the Award will be presented with a plaque at the Annual Conference or otherwise as arranged at the convenience of the recipient and up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award.

Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching

Aims of the award

The Award for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching is awarded each year to an individual teacher or a team of teachers in a tertiary educational institution who has or have
demonstrated outstanding and innovative teaching of criminology or a related discipline in Australia or Aotearoa New Zealand and who have made a broad and deep contribution to enhancing the quality of teaching.

 

Selection criteria

Nominations will be judged against each of the following three 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; and

3.    innovation, leadership or scholarship that has influenced and enhanced learning and teaching and/or the student experience.

 

Nomination procedures
Nominees should provide a written statement (of not more than 1,000 words) describing the nominee’s teaching activities and achievements and must address each
of the three selection criteria, providing evidence to support their claims. They should also provide a synopsis (of not more than 400 words) that covers the nominee’s teaching area, teaching experience, the particular focus of their teaching, teaching methods and their research/teaching interests.

Nominees should also provide evidence of course and individual teaching evaluation (of not more than two pages) that may include quantitative and qualitative data.

 

In addition, where appropriate, nominees may provide non-written evidence supporting their claims against each of the selection criteria (of not more than three pages) such as photos, examples of teaching instruments and teaching aids, etc.

 

Eligibility
To be eligible for this Award:

·       nominees must have been actively teaching in the 12 months prior to their nomination – as verified by the coordinator/convenor of courses/units/subjects in that year;

·       teams must be no larger than five, and a team leader must be named and the extent of the contribution of that person to the work of the team must be explained; and

·       previously unsuccessful nominees are eligible for re-nomination, but previous successful Excellence and Innovation in Teaching Award winners are ineligible.

 

Selection panel procedures
The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC. The Chair of the panel should, if possible, be a previous award winner, and the two
other panel members should be members of faculty/college of a tertiary educational institution. Members of the panel are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote. In judging the Award, the Selection 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; and evidence in the form of student evaluations, references, selected teaching materials.

 

Award
The recipient/s of the award, or their nominee if the submission is by an institution, will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, and up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared among all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

 Early Career Award

Aims of the award

The ANZSOC Early Career Award is given 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 or practitioner.

 

Selection criteria

Criteria to be considered in judging are:

·        the relevance of the subject-matter to criminology;

·        the academic quality of the publication;

·        the extent of the author’s contribution to the
publication; and

·       the publication’s contribution to scholarship.

 

Nomination procedures
Nominees must submit a personal statement that provides a short career overview, relevant to the publication submitted for consideration of not more than 400 words.

 

Nominees must indicate the grounds upon which they believe they satisfy the requirement that they are an early career researcher or practitioner within five years of the
commencement of their career (taking into consideration casual/part-time appointments and career interruptions).

 

Sole or multi-authored publications may be submitted for the Award but only one Award will be given for the nominated and eligible author. Nominees must indicate the
extent of the nominated author’s contribution to the publication. Two authors who have contributed to the same publication may be nominated separately, but only one Award will be given to the winning nominated author.

 

Eligibility
Nominations for the Award must be for individuals within five years of the commencement of their career (taking into consideration casual/part-time appointments and career interruptions). The Selection Panel will determine whether this criterion has been met, and their decision will be final.

 

Previous winners of the Award are eligible to apply in subsequent years.

 

Nominees must be financial members of ANZSOC within one month of being nominated. They may nominate themselves for the Award.

 

Publications (either a peer reviewed journal article or book chapter) must have been published (appeared in print or electronically for online publications or ahead of print) in the immediately preceding or current year of nomination.

 

Selection panel procedures

The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. Members of the panel are ineligible for the
Award in the year of their appointment.

 

The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
The winning submission will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at the next Annual Conference, and up to $1,500 will be made available to support attendance
at the conference to accept the award.

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Aims of the award

The Undergraduate Student Paper Award is awarded each year to one Australian and one Aotearoa New Zealand undergraduate student for the best papers in criminology (or a related area).

 

Selection criteria
Papers will be judged on the clarity and structure of the paper, use of empirical literature, coherence of argument and quality of writing.

 

Nomination procedures

Nominations for the Award must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated paper. Nominations must also be supported by the nominee’s course convenor/coordinator who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the nomination. Only one nomination may be submitted from any one University Faculty or Department in each country and only one Undergraduate Student Paper Award nomination may be submitted from any one student in any given year.

 

Eligibility
Papers submitted for the Undergraduate Student Paper Award are to be written by the nominee as sole author who was an undergraduate student at the time the paper was written. Papers must be under 3,000 words (excluding references). Papers must have been submitted for examination between 1 January and 31 December of the previous year, as part of an undergraduate coursework program. Nominees must be financial members of ANZSOC within one month of being nominated.

 

Selection panel procedures

The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. At least one panel member must be working or
living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Members of the panel are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
Each winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, a one-year student membership to ANZSOC and up to $1,500 will be made available for each winner to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award.

Best Honours or Masters Thesis in Criminology Award

Aims of the award

The Best Honours or Masters Thesis Award is awarded each year to one Australian and one Aotearoa New Zealand Honours or Masters student.

 

Selection criteria
The Award will be given for the thesis judged by the selection panel as making the most significant contribution to criminological knowledge.

Nomination procedures

Nominations for the Award must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated thesis. Each nominee for the Best Honours or Masters Thesis in Criminology Award must also 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 nomination may be submitted from any one University Faculty or Department in each country and only one nomination may be submitted from any one student in any given year.

 

Eligibility
To be eligible for nomination of this Award, each nominee 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. Nominees must be financial members of ANZSOC within one month of being nominated.

 

Selection panel procedures

The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. At least one panel member must be working or living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Members of the panel are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
Each winner of the Best Honours or Masters Thesis in Criminology Award will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, a one-year membership to ANZSOC and up to $1,500 will be made available for each winner to support attendance at the Annual
Conference to accept the award.

PhD Candidate Award

Aims of the award

The PhD Candidate Award is given each year to one Australian and one Aotearoa New Zealand PhD candidate for the best sole or lead-authored paper (published or unpublished) in criminology written by a currently enrolled PhD candidate (either full-time or part-time) in each country.

 

Selection criteria
Criteria to be taken into account by the selection panel are: the relevance of the subject-matter to criminology, the academic quality of the paper and the paper’s contribution to scholarship.

 

Nomination procedure
Nominations for the Award must be sent by email to 
secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated paper.

 

Nominees for the PhD Candidate Award may nominate themselves, but may only submit one nomination in any given year.

 

Eligibility
Previous winners of this Award are eligible to apply in subsequent years.

 

Nominees must be financial members of ANZSOC within one month of being nominated.

 

Papers must be no longer than 8,000 words (excluding references) and can be theoretical, methodological or empirical.

 

Multi-authored papers must include a statement of the candidate’s contribution to the work and have the PhD candidate as the lead author.

 

Selection panel procedures

The section panel will comprise three individuals chosen by the President of ANZSOC, one of whom will be elected as Chair. At least one panel member must be working or living in Aotearoa New Zealand. Members of the panel are ineligible for the Award in the year of their appointment. The Award will be decided by a majority decision with the Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award

Each winner of the PhD Candidate Award will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference, a one-year student membership to ANZSOC and up to $1,500 will be made available for each winner to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award.

ANZSOC Fellowship

Aims of the Fellowship

In 2015, the Rules of ANZSOC were amended by adding Rule 14a which allows for ANZSOC members who have made a substantial academic contribution to ANZSOC to apply for the title of ANZSOC Fellow. The post-nominal for an ANZSOC Fellow is FANZSOC.

 

Selection criteria
Fellows must have made a substantial academic contribution to ANZSOC that may include but is not limited to, leadership or conference coordination, ANZSOC publications either as writer or editor, or by way of librarianship or historical recording.

 

Nomination procedure
Nominations for the Award must be sent by email to 
secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose a statement explaining how they have made a substantial academic contribution to ANZSOC that may include, but is not be limited to, leadership or conference coordination, ANZSOC publications either as writer or editor, or by way of librarianship or historical recording.

 

Nominees must also supply evidence to satisfy all eligibility criteria and provide an electronic copy of their Curriculum Vitae.

 

Eligibility
Previous Fellows are eligible to apply in subsequent years if their Fellowship has lapsed.

 

Nominees must have been financial members of ANZSOC for at least 10 years, which do not have to be consecutive years.

 

Committee members are eligible to be considered for Fellow status notwithstanding that they are members of the Committee, but they shall absent themselves from any part of any Committee meeting when their nominations are to be considered.

 

Selection panel procedures

The selection of ANZSOC Fellows will be made by a majority decision of the Committee of Management with the President as Chair having an additional deciding vote in the event of an equal vote.

 

Award
The successful candidate for Fellowship will be presented with a plaque at the next Annual Conference. 
Members shall keep their Fellow status while they remain financial members of ANZSOC. All those who have been honoured with the Distinguished Criminologist Award are automatically designated Fellows, and will continue to hold Fellow status while they remain financial members of ANZSOC.

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