This prize of €1,000 is awarded to an early career researcher considered to have written the best new article in either English or French relating to the field of crime history and criminal justice.
The Herman Diederiks Prize is awarded each year by the International Association for the History of Crime and Criminal Justice (IAHCCJ) to recognise a novel article relating to the field of crime history and penal justice written by a researcher at the beginning of his/her career.
The Prize was established in 1997 as a tribute to the Association’s founding president and is maintained with the support of France’s Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH).
Entries are invited from doctoral students, and postdoctoral researchers within three years of PhD award at the date of submission. The article must be written in either French or in English and must be unpublished.
The winner will receive a grant of €1,000 to be used for research, study or other professional purpose. In addition, the winning article will be published in Crime, History & Societies, which is the official journal of IAHCCJ.
Entries for the 2021 Prize must be submitted by 31 October 2021.
Entries are judged by a specially-constituted international prize jury. The prize winner is expected to be announced at the start of 2022.