IASOC Prize Nominations Every year IASOC awards prizes in three categories:
Best Publication: This award recognizes outstanding scholarship in the broadly defined area of organized crime. Journal articles, books or book chapters published in the preceding three years from the date of the award are eligible.
Best Ph.D. Thesis/Dissertation: This award recognizes outstanding doctoral scholarship in the broadly defined area of organized crime. To apply for this award, recent doctoral graduates should (1) submit a two page summary of their research, (2) a letter of recommendation from either their supervising professor, dissertation chair, dissertation committee member, examiner, or department chair and (3) a PDF of the final accepted (i.e. with all corrections) doctoral dissertation/thesis to the Nominations Chair via the form to the right. To be eligible, the graduate should have successfully defended their dissertation/doctoral thesis no longer than three years before the deadline of the call for nominations.
Distinguished Scholar: This award recognizes an individual who has a record of sustained and significant accomplishments and contributions to the scholarly knowledge of organized crime. Scholarly contributions may be empirical or theoretical and within any discipline so long as the body of work focuses on the broadly defined concept of organized crime.