Professor Susanne Karstedt from the Griffith Criminology Institute has been appointed as a new member of the jury of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology. The jury is the international body that selects and appoints prize recipients.

“It is a great honour for me to be elected to the Jury of the Stockholm Prize of Criminology. I am proud to join the jury representing Australia and Griffith University,” Professor Karstedt said.

The prize is awarded for outstanding achievements in criminological research or for the application of research results by practitioners for the reduction of crime and the advancement of human rights.

Professor Karstedt’s research has a strong focus on cross-national and cross-cultural comparisons of both crime and justice, where she explores democracy and its values and institutions in relation to violence, corruption, state crime and prison conditions. Other research interests include atrocity crimes and transitional justice, and she is widely known for work on emotions, crime and criminal justice.

She has published more than 20 books and journal issues, and 200 articles in journals and edited collections on a range of topics, both in English and German. She has been the President of Scientific Commission of the International Society of Criminology, and has served on Research Councils in Belgium and Germany. She was an editor of the British Journal of Criminology, and of Criminology and Criminal Justice, and is a member ofnumerous editorial boards.

For her scientific work she has received the Christa Hoffmann Riehm Award for Socio-Legal Studies of the German Law and Society Association, the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology, the Award of Excellence of the University of Maribor, and the International Award of the Law and Society Association.