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Application Procedure

Applications or Nominations for Awards should be made in writing, accompanied by documentation supporting all aspects of eligibility for the award in question.
Applications must be submitted by email to secretary@anzsoc.org by 30 April in the current calendar year.
Applicants for Awards may nominate themselves, but may only submit one application in any given year.

A number of ANZSOC Awards are for members only. If your membership has 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.

Deferral of Awards
Any successful candidate for an Award may request that the presentation of an Award be deferred until the next annual conference immediately following that conducted in the calendar year in which the Award was originally judged. In such cases, any monetary amount or other benefit shall not be provided until the calendar year in which the Award is actually presented.

Tied and Multiple Awards
Judges may recommend that any Award be given to two candidates 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, rather than dividing the amount or benefit equally. In the case of Awards given for multi-authored publications, the monetary amount is to be shared among all authors.

Monetary Awards
Where an Award carries with it a monetary amount for conference attendance, this represents a maximum amount that can be used by the winner in connection with attendance at the annual ANZSOC conference. The winner must provide scanned receipts for expenditure not exceeding the stated amount for conference registration fees, ground travel, air fares, parking, highway tolls, hire car costs, accommodation and any other costs directly related to attendance at the conference. Receipts must be sent by email to the Secretary within 60 days of the close of the conference. The President shall have final say in acceptance or otherwise of amounts claimed. In instances where multiple individuals contributed to the one application and are awarded, only one monetary amount shall be provided, with the manner of its distribution to be determined by the individuals in question.

Each Judging Panel reserves the right not to give an Award in any given year if the submissions received do not meet the criteria.

Distinguished Criminologist Award

Candidates for receipt of this Award are not required to make any application. 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 and/or 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 the work of the Society. The award is thus made in recognition of the lifetime contribution to criminology of the recipient. 

In February each year, a panel comprising the current President, immediate Past-President 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 among 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 will 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 dinner of the Society’s Annual Conference or otherwise as arranged at the convenience of the recipient. Each distinguished criminologist will also be awarded the honorary title Fellow of ANZSOC in accordance with the rules governing Fellows or the Society.

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.

New Scholar Prize

The New Scholar Prize 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.

Eligibility
All applicants for the New Scholar Prize must be within five years of their appointment to a full-time or fractional academic or other research-related position (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 for the nominated and eligible author. 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. Applicants for the New Scholar Prize may nominate themselves.

Criteria for application
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) the previous or current year of application. 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. Applicants must also submit a personal statement that provides a short career overview, relevant to the publication submitted for judgment (that must not exceed one A4 page). Applications that do not meet these requirements as specified will be excluded from judgment.

Award
The winning submission will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at that year’s Annual Conference, and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support attendance at the conference, unless the Prize is deferred.

The Allen Austin Bartholomew Award, supported by Sage Publications

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

The Allen Austin Bartholomew Award, supported by Sage Publications, is presented every year for the best article published in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology. The Award is made in respect of articles published in the previous year’s edition of the Journal. The winner of the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Annual Conference, and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (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. It is not necessary for applicants for the Allen Austin Bartholomew Award 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 in the previous year).

Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award

The Adam Sutton Crime Prevention 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.

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

Criteria for Application
Submissions will be judged according to the extend 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. Applicants should apply by email and accompany their submission with a statement that, in no more than 250 words, indicates how their publication or report: demonstrates pragmatic and workable solutions to Australasian crime problems; reflects the values of a tolerant and inclusive society; and is founded in theory and research on crime prevention.

Eligible publications or reports
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 applicant 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.

Award
The winner of the Adam Sutton Crime Prevention Award will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Annual Conference, and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst 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 membership of the Society (as appropriate).

The Allan van Zyl Memorial Award

Eligiblility
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 Non-Government Organisation (NGO) that works in a criminological field generally.

Application procedure
Applicants are required to send a one page CV by email to secretary@anzsoc.org with an accompanying statement of no more than 250 words explaining how they could add to, and benefit from, attendance at the Annual Conference.

Judges
The judges of this Award are the ANZSOC President, the two Vice Presidents, and the current Northern Territory’s representative on the Committee.

Award
An amount of AUD1,500 will be made available to the winner of The Allan van Zyl Memorial Award to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them). A proportion of the funding for this Award is made available by agreement with the estate of the late Dr Allan van Zyl, a former member of the ANZSOC Committee of Management.

Christine M Alder Book Award

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

Eligibility
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 Award is awarded.

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

Eligible books

Sole or multi-authored monographs or books may be nominated for the Christine M Alder Book Award but only one Award will be given every two years to be shared amongst all authors. 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.

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

Award
The winning monograph or book will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at the Annual Conference, and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

Application procedure
The nomination must enclose three hard copies of the monograph or book which, on completion of judging, will be retained by the Judges of the Award. Hard copies must be sent to the ANZSOC Secretary:

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

 

David Biles Correctional Research Award

The David Biles Correctional Research Award is given biennially (even-numbered years) 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 passed away in April 2017 after an extensive career in criminology, particularly concerning correctional education and reform.

Eligible research
Applications 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 are submitted electronically and can include books, monographs, articles or unpublished papers that present the results of research undertaken in Australia or New Zealand.

Judges
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.

Award
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 up to AUD1,500 will be available to support  attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst 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.

 

Indigenous Justice Award

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.

Eligibility
Applications can be made by any person, including self-nominations. Nominators and nominees do not need to be members of the Society. 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.

Judges and assessment procedure
The judging panel is made up of the winner of the previous year’s award (in case of organisations etc. an individual nominee), two members of the Indigenous community to ensure compliance with Indigenous ethical standards, one ANZSOC Committee member (non-voting member) and the ANZSOC President. 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 this year’s Annual Conference, although the winner shall be notified, in confidence, once the decision has been made. The names of all unsuccessful applicants shall remain confidential.

Award

The winner of the Award will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Annual Conference or otherwise as arranged at the convenience of the recipient, and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support  attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

Application procedure
In January each year, ANZSOC will call for nominations of suitable applicants for receipt of the Award.

Applications must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org by 30 April and 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.

 

Award for Excellence in Teaching

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 Award presented at the annual ANZSOC Conference.

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 should be A4 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). 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

Judges and assessment
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.

Award
The recipient/s of the award, or their nominee if the submission is by an institution, will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Annual Conference, and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support  attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

 

 

Undergraduate Student Paper Award

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

Eligible papers
Papers submitted for the Student Paper Award 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 Award application in any given year.

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.

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

Award
The winner of the Undergraduate Student Paper Award will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Annual Conference, a one-year student membership to ANZSOC and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support  attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

Application procedure
Applications for the Award must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated paper. Applications must also be supported by an academic referee, who shall write no more than 100 words in support of the application.

Best Honours or Masters Thesis in Criminology Award

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

Eligibility
To be eligible for nomination of this Award, 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.

Only one candidate per university can be submitted for this Award.

Assessment criteria
The Award will be awarded to the thesis judged by the committee as making the most significant contribution to criminological knowledge.

Award
The winner of the Best Honours/Masters Thesis Award will be presented with a plaque at this year’s Annual Conference, a one-year membership to ANZSOC and up to $1,500 will be available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

Application procedure
Applications for the Award must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated thesis. Applicants for the Best Honours/Masters Thesis 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.

PhD Student Paper Award

The PhD Student Paper Award is given 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 full-time or part-time). Multi-authored papers must include a statement of the student’s contribution to the work.

Eligibility
Previous winners of this Award are eligible to apply in subsequent years. Applicants must be members of the Society at the time the application is made.

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

Assessment criteria
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.

Award
The winning article for the PhD Paper Award will be acknowledged with a plaque presented at this year’s Annual Conference, a one-year membership to ANZSOC and up to AUD1,500 will be available to support attendance at the Annual Conference to accept the award (to be shared amongst all winners if more than one by agreement between them).

Application procedure
Applications for the Award must be sent by email to secretary@anzsoc.org and enclose an electronic copy of the nominated paper. Applicants for the PhD Student Paper Prize may nominate themselves, but may only submit one application in any given year.