Every year IASOC awards prizes in three categories.
- Best Publication. Journal articles, book chapters, or books in the broadly defined area of organized crime, published in the last three years, including the year of the award can be nominated by any IASOC member.
- Best Ph.D. Thesis/Dissertation. Excellent Ph.D. theses or dissertations defended successfully in the past three years, including the year of the award, can be nominated by the candidate's supervisor or department chair.
- Distinguished Scholar. Scholars who have made significant advances in the study of organized crime throughout their careers can be nominated by any IASOC member.
To nominate a publication, Ph.D. thesis or dissertation, or someone for the distinguished scholar award, please submit a letter of nomination stating the reasons why the work/person ought to be considered for the IASOC prize to nominations [at] iasoc [dot] net. Please enclose a copy of the work, if possible. If the work is a book, please provide the publisher's information so that it may be requested.
If you are interested in serving on the awards committee, please email the acting executive director.