Please be sure to nominate your colleagues for our DCS Awards. They are listed below.
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 Brandy Blasko, Nominations Committee Chair, at email@example.com no later than August 1, 2018.
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 Brandy Blasko, Nominations Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1, 2018.
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 Brandy Blasko, Nominations Committee Chair, at email@example.com no later than August 1, 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than August 1, 2018 (please put “practitioner research award nomination” in the subject line). Bret Bucklen, email@example.com, serves as the award committee chairperson.
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 require a full nomination packet. Please send the award committee the nominee’s name, affiliation, a CV, and a short description of relevant accomplishments. Nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1, 2018. Cheryl Lero Jonson, email@example.com, is the chairperson of the committee.
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 Danielle Rudes, Student Paper Award Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than August 1, 2018.
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). Applications are due on September 1, 2018 and should be submitted Kimberly Kras, Dissertation Scholarship Chair, at Kimberly_Kras@uml.edu.
Award recipients selected by the Division will be notified in October 2018 and invited to receive their awards in November 2018 during the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology in Atlanta, GA. The Awards Breakfast and Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 17 from 8-9:20 am.