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01 Apr 2021 - 30 Jun 2021

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The International Association for the Study of Organized Crime is dedicated to advancing the study of organized crime and illegal enterprise. We are a network of academics, professionals and students, whose focus lies in these fields.

We are run by the Secretariat of the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime in close partnership with our Steering Committee. We have four annual prizes to honour the best and brightest in organized crime research, and we have an affiliated peer-reviewed journal, Trends in Organized Crime, that members can access online free of charge.

IASOC Annual  Prizes 2021 – Please see here for the results of the IASOC Annual Prizes Winners 2020-2021!

IASOC awarded prizes in four categories in 2021: 

  • Best Journal Article
    The Best Journal Article recognizes a peer-reviewed article on the broadly defined area of organized crime. Nominated journal articles must be published no earlier than 2019. Journal articles must be nominated by others; no self nominations, please.
  • Best Book
    The Best Book recognizes the best book or monograph on the broadly defined area of organized crime. Books may be published on commercial or academic presses; self-published books are ineligible. Nominated books must be published no earlier than 2017. Books can be nominated by book publishers or author(s). Self nominations are welcome.
  • Best Ph.D. Thesis / Dissertation
    Excellent Ph.D. theses or dissertations defended successfully three years before the year of the award. Nominated theses and dissertations must have been defended after 1 June 2017. Can be nominated by the candidate’s supervisor or department chair. 
  • Distinguished Scholar
    Scholars who have made significant advances in the study of organized crime throughout their careers. Must be nominated by others;  no self nominations, please.

To nominate someone please fill out this form (closed). You will be asked to include a letter of nomination, stating the reasons why the work or person ought to be considered for the IASOC prize. In the case of Article and Thesis nominations, you will be asked to include a copy of the work. For the publication prizes and the thesis prize, works must be published or defended within the three years prior to the closing of the nomination cycle (e.g. to nominate in 2021, the publication or thesis must have been published or defended after 1 June 2018). 

All nominations are due by 30 June 2021. All nominations and nominated works must be available in English.

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