This video shows Maryland’s Distinguished University Professor Lawrence Sherman announcing the winners of the tenth annual Stockholm Prize in Criminology. As International Co-Chair of the Prize Jury, each year he delivers the English language statement of why the Prize Foundation’s independent jury selected the winners to receive the $150,000 Prize. The Prize is endowed in perpetuity by a $7.5 million endowment created by the Jerry Lee Foundation, the Soderberg Foundation and the Swedish Government. Its purpose is to honor anyone from any country on earth for their research, or the application of research, in criminology that helps to reduce crime and injustice. The 2015 Prize will be presented in the Nobel Prize Banquet Room at the Stockholm City Hall on June 9, 2015 during the tenth annual Stockholm Symposium in Criminology (see www.criminologysymposium.com).
This year’s winners are Professor Ronald V. Clarke of Rutgers University, and Patricia Mayhew, formerly of the UK government’s Home Office (Ministry of the Interior) in London, for their pioneering contributions to situational crime prevention.