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The mission is to recognize student and professional accomplishments relevant to the field of Victimology. The specific awards given by the Division of Victimology are still being developed but members of this committee will be expected to disseminate calls for awards to students and professionals and also to select award winners each year.

  • Bonnie S. Fisher Victimology Career Award
  • Faculty teacher of the year award
  • Faculty researcher of the year award
  • Graduate student paper of the year award
  • Undergraduate student paper of the year award
  • Practitioner of the year award

 

General award criteria:


  • All nominees must be current DOV members, except for the Practitioner award
  • Nominees must not be DOV Executive Board members. 
  • Nominees must provide a statement and CV to be considered
  • The committee may elect not to present an award for any reason (e.g., no nominees or nominees are considered to be unacceptable)
  • Award recipients will be presented by the committee Chair (or designated stand in) with a plaque at the ASC conference.  The committee should purchase plaques in advance of the conference and work with the Treasurer to arrange reimbursement.  In addition, the Graduate and Undergraduate student paper recipients will be presented with cash awards in the amount of:

  • $250 for the Graduate Student Paper recipient, to be split among any coauthors
  • $150 for the Undergraduate Student Paper recipient, to be split among any coauthors

  • Someone may be nominated for multiple awards although the committee should make an effort to avoid presenting one person with multiple awards. 

2016 DIVISION OF VICTIMOLOGY AWARDS!!!


The awards committee is seeking nominations for this year’s DOV awards!  We will give awards for the Bonnie S. Fisher career award, faculty researcher of the year, the faculty teacher of the year, the graduate student paper of the year, the undergraduate student paper of the year, and the practitioner/activist of the year. 


We hope you will self-nominate or nominate someone you know who you think is worthy of these awards.  We are especially hopeful that you will pinpoint student papers that may be good for nominations of the undergraduate and graduate student paper awards. 


The deadline for nominations is September 30th 2016.  You can email your award nominations to Bonnie Fisher at Bonne.Fisher@uc.edu and nominations will be dispersed to the awards committee.  


The members of this year’s awards committee are:

Bonnie Fisher, Chair (University of Cincinnati)

Emily Wright (University of Nebraska-Omaha)

Leana Bouffard (Sam Houston State University)

Leah Daigle (Georgia State University)

Carina Gallo (Lund University)

Nicole Rader (Mississippi State University)


Recipients of each award (and the person who nominated them) will be made aware that they have won the award by October 15th.  Winners will be honored at the annual DOV meeting during ASC and receive a plaque.  All winners must be members of the Division of Victimology.  The criteria for each award are provided below.

 

 

CALL FOR DOV AWARD NOMINATIONS


Bonnie S. Fisher Victimology Career Award– This award will be given to a scholar who has made a significant contribution in the area of victimology over the course of their lifetime.  This may be in terms of scholarship or teaching.  Nominations must include:  1) one letter of support (1 to 3 pages), and 2) an up-to-date vitae for the nominee. In the letter, the nominator must provide an explanation and evidence for why the nominee’s lifetime achievements work are significant contributions to the discipline of victimology. 


The faculty researcher of the year award – This award will be given to a scholar who has made a significant contribution in the area of victimology in the past 2 years (e.g., peer review publications or books published in 2015-2016). 

Nominations must include:  1) one letter of support (1 to 3 pages), and 2) an up-to-date vitae for the nominee. In the letter, the nominator must provide explanation and evidence for why the nominee’s research has and significant contributions to the discipline of victimology. 


The faculty teacher of the year award – This award will be given to a teacher who possesses excellence in teaching victimology and/or victimology related courses taught during the past two academic years (i.e., 2014-2015, 2015-2016). Nomination must include: 1) one letter of support (1 to 3 pages), and 2) evidence of teaching excellence. In the letter, the nominator must provide explanation and evidence for why the nominee’s teaching is excellent. Evidence of teaching excellence could include (but is not limited to) letters from students or examples of assignments. 


The graduate student paper of the year award – This award will be given to a graduate student(s) for an exceptionally written published or unpublished paper on a victimology related topic that was written in 2016.  While the paper can have multiple authors, only papers that are exclusively written by student authors will be considered for this award. Nomination must include: 1) one letter of support (1 to 2 pages), and 2) a pdf of the paper.

In the letter, the nominator must provide a statement explaining why he/she believes the paper makes a contribution to the discipline of victimology. 


The undergraduate student paper of the year award - This award should be given to an undergraduate student(s) for an exceptionally written published or unpublished paper on a victimology related topic that was written in 2016.  While the paper can have multiple authors, only papers that are exclusively written by student authors will be considered for this award. 

Nomination must include: 1) one letter of support (1 to 2 pages), and 2) a pdf of the paper.

In the letter, the nominator must provide an explanation of why he/she believes the paper makes a contribution to the discipline of victimology. 


The practitioner/activist of the year award – This award should be given to a practitioner or activist who has made a significant impact on the lives of victims or those who work with victims. 

Nomination must include: 1) one letter of support (1 to 2 pages), and 2) examples of impact on the lives of victims or those who work with victims.In the letter, the nominator must provide an explanation as to how this practitioner has ever made a difference in the lives of victims. Examples of impact can include (but is not limited to) evidence such as papers/publications, reports, expert testimony, organizational leadership, statements from victims, etc.