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.

Huge congratulations to the winners of our IASOC annual prizes 2022! 

2022 IASOC Book Award

The award recognizes the best monograph or edited book on the broadly defined area of organized crime.


2022 IASOC Best Doctoral (PhD) Thesis/Dissertation

The award recognizes doctoral theses or dissertations defended successfully within three years before the year of the award.

  • Vipin Vijay Nair, Exploring the Coping Mechanisms of the Vulnerable and Victims of Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Participatory action research in rehabilitation and protective homes in India (Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences, India).

2022 IAOC Distinguished Scholar

The award recognizes a scholar who has made significant advances in the study of organized crime throughout their career.

  • Philip Reichel, Professor Emeritus, Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, University of Northern Colorado

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