Crime, Law, and Deviance Call for Award Nominees Statement

Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award

The Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award is awarded every two years by the Crime, Law, Deviance and the Sociology of Law Sections of the ASA. It was established to recognize sustained work and/or innovative approaches in the service of facilitating the success of undergraduate students, graduate students, and/or other scholars, particularly younger scholars.  Examples of such activities could include the development of a mentoring website, publication of articles or books on mentoring, or creating programs geared toward mentoring.  Members of either section are invited to nominate themselves or others by submitting a letter describing the nominee’s qualifications for the award and any supporting material that would assist the award committee in assessing the nominee’s suitability for the award.

The 2014 Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award Committee is chaired by Rosemary Gartner, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Scholarship, University of Toronto (, to whom nomination materials should be sent by (March 1st, 2014). Other members of the committee include Sara Wakefield, Rutgers University (, and John Galliher, University of Missouri (

James F. Short Jr. Distinguished Article Award

The CLD section invites submissions for the 2014 James F. Short Jr. Distinguished Article Award. Articles must have been published after the spring of 2013 (i.e., the deadline for previous nominations).  Please submit nominations to: Ramiro Martinez Papers must be received by March 1, 2014 to receive consideration.


Distinguished Student Paper Award

The CLD section invites submissions for the 2014 Distinguished Student Paper Award competition. Papers may be conceptual or theoretical, addressing any topic in the sociology of crime, deviance, law or criminal justice. Submissions may be sole- or multiple-authored, but all authors must be students. Papers should be article length (approximately 30 double spaced pages) and should follow the manuscript preparation guidelines used by the American Sociological Review. Papers accepted for publication at the time of submission are not eligible. The winner will receive $500 to offset the cost of attending the 2014 ASA meeting. Please submit papers to: Ryan King Papers must be received by March 1, 2014 to receive consideration.