Prof Liu Jianhong from the Department of Sociology, University of Macau (UM), has been selected to receive the prestigious Freda Adler Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Society of Criminology (ASC), for his outstanding contributions to the field of criminology.
Prof Liu will receive the award at the annual conference of the ASC to be held in November this year. The award committee consists of members of the ASC Division of International Criminology. The award is presented annually to an international scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of criminology. Past recipients of the award include David Farrington from the University of Cambridge, who is the winner of the Stockholm Prize in Criminology (knowns as the ‘Nobel Prize in Criminology’) and former president of both the ASC and the British Society of Criminology; and Hans Kerner from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, who has served as the president of the International Society of Criminology and the European Society of Criminology.
Prof Liu is an internationally known criminologist and has served as the leader of many international criminology associations. He is currently the president of the Scientific Commission of the International Society for Criminology, the chairman of the General Assembly of the Asian Criminological Society, and a member of the steering committee of Campbell Collaboration’s Crime and Justice Group. Prof Liu is also the editor-in-chief of the Asian Journal of Criminology (Springer Publishing) and a member of the editorial board of 13 international academic journals, including the prominent British Journal of Criminology and five top-ranked SSCI journals. Prof Liu is the author, editor-in-chief, or co-editor of more than 20 books. He has published nearly 60 journal articles (including 31 SSCI articles) and more than 30 book chapters. In addition, Prof Liu is the founder of the Asian Criminological Society and its official publication, the Asian Journal of Criminology. He has proposed the Asian Paradigm and Relationism Justice Theory, which provides important theoretical support for the development of criminology in Asia.