Sterling Professor Elijah Anderson awarded the 2021 Stockholm Prize in Criminology.

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November 3, 2021

The Stockholm Prize in Criminology is the world’s most prestigious award in the field of criminology.  It is awarded to Elijah Anderson, Yale University, USA, for his ethnographic observations and analysis of mechanisms behind violence in socially, economically and ethnically segregated areas that have greatly contributed to our understanding of how different types of social interactions among young people lead to violence.


Elijah Anderson is the Sterling Professor of Sociology and of African American Studies at Yale University, and one of the leading urban ethnographers in the United States.  He is the author of the classic sociological work, A Place on the Corner (1978; 2nd ed., 2003); and the award-winning books, Streetwise (1990) and Code of the Street (1999); and The Cosmopolitan Canopy (2011).  His Black in White Space: the Enduring Impact of Color in Everyday Life is forthcoming in January 2022 from the University of Chicago Press. 


The prize has been awarded since 2006, and recognized 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.