The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy (IJCJSD) has announced the establishment of a prize for best article(s).
The Rosa del Olmo Prize is awarded biennially for the IJCJSD article(s) that, in the Editors’ opinion and based on the recommendations of a panel of experts, most contributes to innovative thinking in the development of criminology beyond Western scripts.
The prize commemorates the work of Venezuelan critical criminologist Rosa del Olmo (1937-2000), whose contributions are only recently being rediscovered by criminologists worldwide. Professor Rosa del Olmo was “a leading figure in the world of left-wing criminology. Pioneer of critical criminology in Latin America, feminist and inexhaustible social fighter and one of the most well-versed criminologists in the socio-political and economic analysis of drug trafficking” (Padilla, 2016). Among others, del Olmo published in 1975, Limitations for the prevention of violence: The Latin American reality and its criminological theory, which for Shank and Dod (1987: iii) was a significant paper in the development of ‘Latin American Critical Criminology’. Around a decade later, del Olmo published her pathbreaking (1987) article, Aerobiology and the war on drugs, which appeared in a special issue of Crime and Social Justice (see South, N. (2023) Revisiting Rosa: Eco-bio-genocide, drug wars and southern green criminology).
Prize inclusive of published articles 1st of July 2021 – 1st of July 2023 – announced late 2023
Prize details and rules for eligible authors can be found at https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/RosadelOlmoPrize
del Olmo R (1975) Limitations for the prevention of violence: The Latin American reality and its criminological theory. Crime & Social Justice 3: 21-29.
del Olmo R (1987) Aerobiology and the war on drugs: A transnational crime. Crime & Social Justice 30: 28-44.
Shank G and Dod S (1987) Editorials: Overview of the issue. Crime & Social Justice 30: i–xxi.
South N (2023) Revisiting Rosa: Eco-bio-genocide, drug wars and southern green criminology. In D. R. Goyes (Ed.), Green Crime in the Global South. Essays on Southern Green Criminology (pp. 240-259). Palgrave.
Vázquez Padilla M O (2016) Rosa Del Olmo Pérez-Enciso. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/crimiparateorimaroctvazpa/posts/924384117669098/