November 7, 2017
The 2018 Stockholm Prize in Criminology celebrates Professor Herman Goldstein’s global impact on the improvement of policing.
How do police achieve better results? By applying the insights of a scholar who aims at patterns of crime problems, not just one incident at a time.
The international jury for the Stockholm Prize in Criminology recognizes University of Wisconsin Law School Professor Herman Goldstein as the world’s most influential scholar on modern police strategy. His work has prompted police to focus more on improving the overall outcomes of police work and less on traditional tasks that may have little public benefit. The essence of his critique was that policing was not sufficiently focused on accomplishing specific goals connected to specific problems.
The prize will be presented in connection with the next Stockholm Criminology Symposium that is held June 12-14, 2018. Professor Goldstein's research has inspired the main theme of the 2018 Symposium: Models for successful policing.
The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is the world's most prestigious award in the field of criminology. The prize has been awarded since 2006, and recognizes outstanding achievements in criminological research or for the application of research results by practitioners for the reduction of crime and the advancement of human rights.