Undergraduate Student Research Paper Competition

This Undergraduate Student Research Paper Competition distinguishes the best empirical paper on sex offending, victimization, or sex offender law research by an undergraduate student researcher.  Papers must be authored by one or more undergraduate students and not previously published. 

The Undergraduate Student Research Paper Committee will evaluate each paper on five criteria:

1.     Overall significance of the work

2.     Contribution to the field

3.     The integration of prior literature

4.     The appropriateness and sophistication of the methodology

5.     Overall writing quality and organization of the paper.

Papers should not exceed 25 pages (excluding references, tables, and figures) must be double spaced, and 12-point font with 1” margins.  Send all papers to the awards committee at ixzohra@ualr.edu no later than October 1st, 2018. The winner will be notified November 1st, 2018 and recognized at the ASC November meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tusty ten Bensel at ixzohra@ualr.edu.

Graduate Student Research Paper Competition

This Graduate Student Research Paper Competition distinguishes the best empirical paper on sex offending, victimization, or sex offender law research by a graduate student researcher. Papers must be authored by one or more graduate students and not previously published. 

The Graduate Student Research Paper Committee will evaluate each paper on five criteria:

1.     Overall significance of the work

2.     Contribution to the field

3.     The integration of prior literature

4.     The appropriateness and sophistication of the methodology

5.     Overall writing quality and organization of the paper.

Papers should not exceed 50 pages (excluding references, tables, and figures) must be double spaced, and 12-point font with 1” margins.  Send all papers to the awards committee at ixzohra@ualr.edu no later than October 1st, 2018. The winner will be notified November 1st, 2018 and recognized at the ASC November meeting.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tusty ten Bensel at ixzohra@ualr.edu.

Dissertation Award

The Dissertation Award is specifically intended for students who are working on a sex offending, victimization, or sex offender law topic for their dissertation.  This work should make a unique and noteworthy contribution to the field. To be eligible, students must have completed their dissertation within the past year and submissions must be from members only.

The Dissertation Award Committee will evaluate each dissertation on the following criteria:

1.     Overall significance of the work

2.     Original interpretation of an existing or new phenomena

3.     The integration and synthesis of previous works

4.     The appropriateness and sophistication of the methodology

5.     Relevant and innovative findings and policy implications

6.     Mastery of the subject matter

7.     Overall writing quality and organization of the paper.

The submission packet for this award must include:

1.     A nomination letter from the student’s dissertation chair that describes the merit of the dissertation.

2.     A narrative of the dissertation

a.     A 1500 word narrative outlining the importance of the topic, research questions, data collection and methods, analytic strategy, potential findings, and policy implications.

3.     A complete copy of the dissertation

4.     Curriculum Vitae

The narrative, CV, and letter from the dissertation should be submitted as one pdf document.  All packets should be submitted electronically to the awards committee at ixzohra@ualr.edu no later than October 1st, 2018. The winner will be notified November 1st, 2018 and recognized at the ASC November meeting. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tusty ten Bensel at ixzohra@ualr.edu.