Every year, the section awards prizes for best book, best article, best graduate student paper, and best undergraduate student paper. In alternate years in conjunction with the Section on Crime, Law, and Deviance, the section awards the Peterson-Krivo Mentoring Award, for exceptional mentoring support for junior faculty. Below is a list of all such awardees since 2002.
2013: Ruth Horowitz (New York University), In the Public Interest: Medical Licensing and the Disciplinary Process. Rutgers University Press, 2013.
2012: Katherine C. Kellogg, Challenging Operations: Medical Reform and Resistance in Surgery. University of Chicago Press, 2011.
2008: Jonathon Simon, Governing through Crime: How the War on Crime Transformed American Democracy and Created a Culture of Fear. Oxford University Press, 2007.
2006: Shai Lavi, The Modern Art of Dying: A History of Euthanasia in the United States. Princeton University Press, 2005.
2002: John Braithwaite and Peter Drahos, Global Business Regulation. Cambridge University Press, 2000.
2013: Kitty Calavita and Valerie Jenness (University of California, Irvine). 2013. "Inside the Pyramid of Disputes: Naming Problems and Filing Grievances in California Prisons." Social Problems, 60:50-80.
2011: Calvin Morrill, Lauren B. Edelman, Karolyn Tyson, and Richard Arum. 2010. "Legal Mobilization in Schools: The Paradox of Rights and Race Among Youth." Law & Society Review 44:651-693.
2009: Ryan King. 2008. "Conservatism, Institutionalism, and the Social Control of Intergroup Conflict." American Journal of Sociology 113:1351-1393.
2007: Ryken Grattet and Valerie Jenness. 2005. "The Reconstitution of Law in Social Settings: Agency Discretion, Ambiguity, and a Surplus of Law in the Policing of Hate Crime." Law & Society Review 39:893-942.
2003: Richard O. Lempert, David L. Chambers, and Terry K. Adams. 2000. "Michigan’s Minority Graduates in Practice: The River Runs Through Law School." Law & Social Inquiry 25:395-505.
2012: John Hagan, American Bar Foundation and Northwestern University
2013: Trevor Hoppe (University of Michigan). 2013. "Controlling Sex in the Name of Public Health: Social Control and the Michigan HIV Law." Social Problems, 60:27-49.
2012: Scott Leon Washington, Princeton University. "Crossing the Line: A Quantitative History of Anti-Miscegenation Legislation in the United States, 1662-2000."
2011: Shauhin Talesh, UC-Berkeley. "How Organizations Shape the Meaning of the Law: A Comparative Analysis of Dispute Resolution Structures and Consumer Lemon Laws."
2010: Co winners:
2009: Lauren Rivera, Harvard University. "Cultural Reproduction in the Labor Market: Homophily in Job Interviews."
2008: Shauhin Talesh, UC-Berkeley. "The Legislature, ‘Lemons,’ Legal Endogeneity: How Manufacturers Force Consumers to ‘Holster’ Consumer Warranty Protection Law ‘Weapons’."
2007: Leisy Abrego, UCLA. "Legitimacy, Social Identity, and the Mobilization of Law: The Effects of Assembly Bill 540 on Undocumented Students in California."
2006: Mary Nell Trautner, University of Arizona. "Liability v. Likeability: How Personal Injury Lawyers Screen Cases in an Era of Tort Reform."
2005: Gabrielle Ferrales of Northwestern University. "Domestic Violence Crime Control Policy and Practice: Implications for Arguments Concerning Penal Theory."
2004: Michael Sauder and Ryon Lancaster, Northwestern University. "Law School Rankings and Admissions: The Effects of the Redefinition of a Status Hierarchy."
2002: Devah Pager, University of Wisconsin-Madison. "The Mark of a Criminal Record."
2013: Mary Pheng, Macalaster College. "The Bureaucratic Savior: How Human Service Professionals Allocate Rights to Noncitizens." Nominated by Professor Erik Larson, 2013.
2012: Cathy Wang, UC-Berkeley. "The Effect of Work-Family Policy Design and Culture on Women’s Employment Outcomes and Men’s User Rates."
2010: Kathryn Green, Brown University. "Legal Pluralism and Sexual Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo."
2009: Hope Harvey, Carleton College. "In Pursuit of Integration: Jefferson County, Kentucky."
2008: Andre Bagoo, King’s College. "The Law Of Albion: Arendt, Rights-Talk and Critical Race Theory." • Honorable Mention: Claire Posner, Macalester College. "Choosing Truth."
2007: Ashley DeMinck, Macalester College. "The Origins of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: South Africa, Sierra Leone, and Peru."
2006: Elizabeth Sylvester, Carleton College. "A Study of Judicial Rhetoric on Wrongful Dismissal and Sexual Harassment."
2005: Roxanne Moreno, Carleton College. "Immutable Identities? Gender in the Asylum and Immigration Process."
2004: David Kovacs, Boston University. "Tough Choices: A Sociological Analysis of Prosecutorial Decisions in Antitrust Cases."
2002: Yen P. Nguyen, UC-Santa Barbara. "Creating Computer Crimes Units to Take a Byte Out of Computer Crime."