Professor Candace Kruttschnitt has recently been selected to serve as a member of the International Jury of the Stockholm Prize Criminology. As a member of the jury, Professor Kruttschnitt will be one of the eleven jurors to select the recipient of the annual Stockholm Prize. She will be invited to attend the annual meeting of the Jury as a guest of the University of Stockholm, and will be introduced in the Nobel Prize banqueting hall (the Blue Room of the Stockholm Stadsthuset ) prior to the award of each Prize by either the Justice Minister or a member of the Royal Family.
The Prize has a permanent endowment now in excess of 50 Million SKR, which yields a Prize amount each year of 1,000,000 SKR or more. These funds were established jointly by the Swedish Parliament and a group of Swedish and overseas foundations. Since 2006, the Prize has been awarded annually to outstanding contributions to the science of criminology, or to the application of criminological research to the reduction or crime or the advancement of human rights.
Professor Kruttschnitt was selected as a juror based on her international reputation in Criminology. The co-chairs of the jury wrote that they felt honoured to have her on the Jury and commended her as "extremely active world-wide in her research and participation in criminological conferences," stating also that they "value highly both her knowledge and her judgment."
We congratulate Professor Kruttschnitt on this commendation and are confident that she will be a valuable asset to the committee.