Criminal Justice

Anderson Awards at ACJS 2015

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Papers from the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences are eligible for two Anderson Publishing awards to be awarded at the 2015 Meeting in Orlando, Florida: The William L. Simon/Anderson Publishing Outstanding Paper Award and the Michael C. Braswell/Anderson Publishing Outstanding Student Paper Award. Winners will receive a cash prize! 

Bill Simon

The William L. Simon/Anderson Publishing Outstanding Paper Award

From 1951 to 1995, William (Bill) Simon worked for Anderson Publishing. He served as Vice President of the company and was founder of the company’s criminal justice textbook division. In 1968, Bill sensed the importance of the budding criminal justice discipline and published the company’s first criminal justice title, Constitutional Law for Police, by John C. Klotter. By the 1970s, he was regularly attending criminal justice academic conferences, usually as the only publisher there, and encouraging many criminal justice experts to write books for the field. In 1982, through Bill’s contacts at conferences, Pilgrimage Press, a small publishing house based in Tennessee, was acquired by Anderson, further expanding the criminal justice line of products. Pilgrimage owners Mickey Braswell and Susan Braswell came on board as the acquisitions team for criminal justice, and are still active as consultants for the Anderson imprint today. In 1984, the Criminal Justice Division became a separate entity at Anderson, with Bill as Division Director. Bill and the rest of his team continued to develop positive working relationships with the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology, as well as countless scholars, authors, and practitioners in the criminal justice field. Through the 1990s, Anderson’s criminal justice offerings continued to expand. Bill retired in 1995, leaving a thriving Criminal Justice division and a legacy of high standards and appreciation for educational development. Elsevier acquired the Anderson Publishing imprint in 2010.

Deadline for Nominations:  August 15, 2014
Nominations to be sent to: Joshua Cochran, jccochran@usf.edu, and Alex Piquero, apiquero@utdallas.edu.

Nominations must include a carefully edited, electronic copy of the paper.
For the outstanding paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

  1. Conceptual and methodological rigor in the development of the thesis and its subsequent empirical or logical documentation.
  2. Theoretical or pragmatic relevance of the thesis and its importance to the developing body of knowledge for criminal justice.
  3. Formal organization of material, flow of ideas, and clarity of narrative.

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Michael C. Braswell

The Michael C. Braswell/Anderson Publishing Outstanding Student Paper Award

Dr. Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Criminology of East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Braswell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University in 1969, a Master of Arts in Psychology from West Georgia College in 1970, his Ed.S. in Rehabilitation/Correctional Counseling from the University of Georgia in 1973, and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. A former prison psychologist, he taught ethics and human relations courses for more than 30 years at East Tennessee State University. He has published books on ethics, peacemaking, and correctional counseling as well as two novels and a short story collection.

Deadline for Nominations:  August 15, 2014
Nominations to be sent to: Bitna Kim, bitna.kim@iup.edu, and Alex Piquero, apiquero@utdallas.edu.

Nominations must include a carefully edited, electronic copy of the paper.
For the outstanding student paper presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting.

  1. Relevancy of research problem.
  2. Quality of theoretical orientation.
  3. Rigor of empirical and/or logical documentation.
  4. Quality of writing.
  5. Papers must be authored only by a single student or students.

Department Chairs and Faculty mentors are encouraged to assist by contacting student presenters and advising them of this opportunity.

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