To honor the contribution of the two of the founding members of Homicide Research Working Group, indiviudal awards have been established in their names. Award recipients receive a $500 cash award, as well as additional funds to present their research at the HRWG meeting at ASC. For more information on the Richard Block and Carolyn Rebecca Block awards, please see below:

Richard Block Award
For Outstanding Thesis or Dissertation Research

Congratulations to our 2015 recipients:

Ashley Mancik, University of Delaware, for her thesis entitled “Community Context and Homicide Clearance Rates: Estimating the Effects of Collective Efficacy.”

Jeane Gerard, University of Nottingham, for her dissertation entitled “Juvenile Homicide: Exploration of the Crime-Scene, Offender and Victim Characteristics, Using Data from England and Wales, Belgium and the Czech Republic.”

Both Ashley and Jeane presented their research at the HRWG awards session atĀ ASC’s 2015 meeting.

Carolyn Rebecca Block Award

For Outstanding Contribution by a Practitioner

No award was presented in 2015.