An article examining how the 19th century security industry shaped the public understanding of law breakers has been judged the best article published in The British Journal of Criminology last year. The prize, named in honour of criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is one of the most prestigious awards in criminology.
An article examining the policing of European Union borders has been judged the best article published in the British Journal of Criminology in 2015. The prize, named in honour of criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is one of the most prestigious awards in criminology.
The article, by Katja Franko Aas of the University of Oslo and Helene O. I. Gundhus of the Norwegian Police University College, studies the workings of Frontex, the agency tasked with the management of the EU's external borders.
The Radzinowicz prize is awarded annually for the British Journal of Criminology article(s) that the editors think most contributes to knowledge of criminal justice issues and the development of criminology.
The 2014 Prize has been awarded jointly to:
- N. Shalhoub-Kevorkian for the paper 'Criminality in spaces of death: the Palestinian case study'
- Sharon Pickering and Julie Ham for the paper 'Hot pants at the border: sorting sex work from trafficking'
Past articles include:
Each year the Editors of the British Journal of Criminology award the Radzinowicz Prize for the article that in their view has most contributed to knowledge of criminal justice issues and the development of criminology.
The prize is named in honour of Sir Leon Radzinowicz, one of the major figures in the development of criminology in Britain.