The ASC Division on Corrections & Sentencing Requests Nominations for Annual Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award
This award honors an individual’s distinguished scholarship in the area of corrections and/or sentencing over a lifetime. Recipients must have 20 or more years of experience contributing to scholarly research. Retired scholars will be considered. Nominations should include a nomination letter and the candidate’s curriculum vitae and should be submitted to Sara Wakefield, Nominations Committee Chair, at dcsawards@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2017.

Distinguished Scholar Award
This award recognizes a lasting scholarly career, with particular emphasis on a ground-breaking contribution (e.g., book or series of articles) in the past 5 years.  The award’s committee will consider both research in the area of corrections and sentencing and service to the Division.  Recipients must have 8 or more years of post-doctoral experience. Nominations should include a nomination letter and the candidate’s curriculum vitae and should be submitted to Sara Wakefield, Nominations Committee Chair, at dcsawards@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2017.

Distinguished New Scholar Award
This award recognizes outstanding early career achievement in corrections and sentencing research.  The award’s committee will consider both research in the area of corrections and sentencing and service to the Division.  Recipients must have less than 8 years of post-doctoral experience. Nominations should include a nomination letter and the candidate’s curriculum vitae and should be submitted to Sara Wakefield, Nominations Committee Chair, at dcsawards@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2017.

Practitioner Research Award
The Practitioner Research Award recognizes excellent social science research that is conducted in government agencies to help that agency develop better policy or operate more effectively. The emphasis will be placed on a significant piece of research concerning community corrections, institutional corrections, or the judiciary conducted by a researcher or policy analyst employed by a government agency (federal, state, or local). Besides recognition and an opportunity to present about the research at ASC, there will be a reimbursement of up to $500 to attend the annual meeting. Nominations should include a nomination letter and the candidate’s curriculum vitae and should be submitted to dcsawards@gmail.com by no later than September 1, 2017 (please put “practitioner research award nomination” in the subject line).

Marguerite Q. Warren and Ted B. Palmer Differential Intervention Award
The Differential Intervention Award is given to a researcher, scholar, practitioner, or other individual who has significantly advanced the understanding, teaching, or implementation of classification, differential assignment, or differential approaches designed to promote improved social and personal adjustment and long-term change among juvenile and adult offenders. The award focuses on interventions, and on ways of implementing them that differ from “one-size-fits-all,” “one-size-largely-fits all,” or “almost fits all,” approaches. The recipient’s contribution can apply to community, residential, or institutional within or outside of the United States. Consideration for this award does not necessarily require a full nomination packet (which usually requires quite a bit of work in preparation). Just send the award committee the person’s name, affiliation, and a couple of sentences on what that person has done to deserve consideration for the Warren/ Palmer Differential Intervention Award. Nominations should be sent to dcsawards@gmail.com no later than September 1, 2017.

Student Paper Award
This award is presented in recognition of the most outstanding student research paper. Eligibility is limited to papers that are authored by one or more undergraduate or graduate students and have not been previously published or accepted for publication at the time of submission. Papers written with faculty members are not considered for this award. Submissions will be judged on five evaluative criteria, including: the overall significance of the work; its research contribution to the field; integration of prior literature in the area; appropriateness and sophistication of the research methodology (if applicable); and overall quality of writing and organization of the paper. Papers should not exceed 30 pages of double-spaced text. References, tables, and figures are not included in the page limit. Please email papers to Jeff Mellow, Student Paper Award Committee Chair, at jmellow@jjay.cuny.edu no later than August 15, 2017.

Dissertation Scholarship Award
The Division on Corrections & Sentencing of the American Society of Criminology announces a dissertation scholarship award. The DCS will grant a monetary award of $1,000 to assist a doctoral student with completion of his/her dissertation. Doctoral students who have, or will have, successfully completed their dissertation prospectus defense at the time of the award are eligible to apply. The award is aimed specifically at students who are working on a sentencing or corrections topic for their dissertation and we are looking for a dissertation with the potential to make a unique and important contribution to the field. These monies can be used to assist with data collection or to offset other costs associated with the dissertation research. To be eligible, students must have completed all required course work, passed qualifying comprehensive exams, and have successfully defended the dissertation prospectus by the award date (November, 2017). Please see www.asc41.com/dcs for submission details. Applications are due on September 1, 2017 and should be submitted to dcs.dissertation@gmail.com .

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