Swansea lecturer wins top British Society of Criminology award
Dr Stephen Case from Swansea University’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology has been named as the joint winner of the British Society of Criminology’s inaugural Brian Williams Prize.
The prize was awarded to Dr Case at the Society’s annual conference in Huddersfield earlier this month.
It is given to new Criminological scholars within five years of appointment, who publish a sole authored peer reviewed journal article which makes a valuable contribution to the further development of Criminology and which is judged to be the best such article published in that year.
Dr Case won the prize for his 2007 article “Questioning the ‘evidence’ of risk that underpins evidence-led youth justice interventions”, which was published in Youth Justice (Vol 7 (2), 91-106), the leading journal in the field.
On being awarded the prize, Dr Case, who is based in the University’s School of Human Sciences, said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been awarded this distinguished prize and utterly thrilled that my work is adjudged to be of such quality. Competition for this prize was intense and I must give recognition to my co-winner for their achievement also.”
The Brian Williams prize was established this year in honour of Dr Brian Williams, Professor of Community Justice and Victimology at De Montfort University, who died tragically in 2007.
The prize reflects the desire of the British Society of Criminology to encourage and recognise the achievements of new members of the criminology profession.
Dr Case added: “This award is testimony to the international quality and recognition of my work. I intend to spend the prize money on attendance at future international conferences.”
For further information about the Centre for Criminal Justice and Criminology at Swansea University, visit the Centre's website.