2019 winners of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology


The prize will be presented in connection with the next Stockholm Criminology Symposium

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is the world's most prestigious award in the field of criminology. The 2019 Stockholm Prize in Criminology lauds Ruth Dreifuss (Switzerland) and Peter Reuter (USA) for their breakthroughs in evidence and policy development on drug abuse.

The international jury for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology Foundation has selected an unprecedented combination of winners for the 2019 Prize. Recognizing both an elected official and a policy scholar, the jury lauded them for shaping clearer choices about drug abuse. The Prize, which will be presented in Stockholm next June 11th, is awarded for their work as champions of creating better evidence, including field tests, of the effects of drug policy innovations on crime and harm.