Kjersti Lohne receives the ESC Young Criminologist Award 2019

She is given the award in recognition for the article “Penal humanitarianism beyond the nation state: An analysis of international criminal justice”.

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Kjersti Lohne. Photo: University of Oslo/Ystehede.

The award committee considered that:

“In this article, Kjersti Lohne examines the field of international criminal justice as a product of situated relations of power as well as an example of emerging novel geographies of penal power. The article shows how international criminal justice raises important questions for criminological understanding of punishment, particularly its epistemological foundations and legitimacy, on the international as well as the national level. The committee particularly emphasizes the comparative strengths of the paper regarding originality of its research question, innovativeness, clarity of thought through excellent expression.

Kjersti Lohne was 34 years old at the time of publication of the article, and in addition to the nominated article, she has several other interesting publications to her name. It is worth pointing out that the paper she has been nominated for has been published in a top-ranked criminology journal. Lohne’s article was jointly nominated by Prof Katja Franko and Prof May-Len Skilbrei, who note that the paper combines theoretical nuance and innovation with attention to empirical detail, whereas its major strength is the bridging of traditional (national) criminological perspectives with emerging international narratives of punishment, which build on the discourse of humanitarianism. An assessment we unanimously confirm and couldn’t agree more with.”

The ESC Young Criminologist Award recognises an outstanding article by a European criminologist who was 35-years-old or younger when the article was published. “Penal humanitarianism beyond the nation state: An analysis of international criminal justice” was published in 2018 in the journal Theoretical Criminology.

The Awards Ceremony will take place during the ESC Conference in Ghent, Belgium (18 to 21 September 2019).

By Per Jørgen Ystehede
Published July 1, 2019 1:19 PM - Last modified Feb. 10, 2020 11:02 AM