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(Application Deadline: April 15)

The Gene Carte Student Paper Award (established in 1971) is given to recognize outstanding scholarly work of students.

Eligibility:  Any student currently enrolled on a full-time basis in an academic program at either the undergraduate or graduate level is invited to participate in the American Society of Criminology Gene Carte Student Paper Competition.  These awards are given to recognize outstanding scholarly work of students.  Prior Carte Award first place prize winners are ineligible.  Students may submit only one paper a year for consideration in this competition.  Dual submissions for the Carte Award and any other ASC award in the same year (including division awards) are disallowed.  Previous prize-winning papers (any prize from any organization and or institution) are ineligible. Multiple authored papers are admissible, as long as all authors are students in good standing at the time of submission.  Papers that have been accepted for publication at the time of submission are ineligible.

Application Specifications:  Papers may be conceptual and/or empirical but must be directly related to criminology.   Papers may be no longer than 7,500 words (inclusive of all materials).  The Criminology format for the organization of text, citations and references should be used. Authors’ names and departments should appear only on the title page.  The next page of the manuscript should include the title and a 100-word abstract.  The authors also need to submit an electronic copy of the manuscript, as well as a letter verifying their enrollment status as full-time students, co-signed by the dean, department chair or program director, all in electronic format.

Judging Procedures:  The Student Awards Committee will rate entries according to criteria such as the quality of the conceptualization, significance of the topic, clarity and aptness of methods, quality of the writing, command of relevant work in the field, and contribution to criminology. 

Awards:  The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place papers will be awarded prizes of $500, $300, and $200, respectively and will be eligible for presentation at the upcoming Annual Meeting.  The 1st prize winner will also receive a travel award of up to $500 to help defray costs for attending the Annual Meeting.  The Committee may decide that no entry is of sufficient quality to declare a winner.  Fewer than three awards may be given.

Submission Deadline: All items should be submitted in electronic format by April 15, 2019 to:

Student Awards Committee Chair
James Wo

The Executive Board may decide not to give the award in any given year.

List of past Award Winners