Dr. Kimberly Cook Receives American Society of Criminology Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday, October 03, 2022

Dr. Kimberly Cook, professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, has received the Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Criminology.

The award, the highest honor of the division, recognizes sustained and distinguished scholarship, teaching, and service in critical criminology.

Dr. Cook was recognized for her scholarship and activism in the fields of violence against women, wrongful convictions, feminist criminology, restorative justice, and survivor criminology. “Not only has Dr. Cook contributed as a scholar, but she has also contributed to social justice for marginalized groups and sets an example for critical criminologists,” noted the selection committee.

“I went to college as a single mother on welfare after surviving domestic violence. I know what being marginalized and exploited is like,” said Cook. “Pursuing social justice with my academic expertise as an available tool allows me to integrate my personal and professional commitments with humility and determination. I am honored to receive this award from my academic peers, and I’m deeply grateful to the many community partners who welcome my involvement. They earned this award too.”

The American Society of Criminology is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency. Dr. Cook will be formally recognized at the 2022 ASC Division on Critical Criminology & Social Justice social.

-G. Guthrie

Dr. Kimberly Cook, professor of sociology and criminology