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28 Eur. J. Crime Crim. L. & Crim. Just. 1 (2020)

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            EUROPEAN  JOURNAL  OF CRIME, CRIMINAL LAW AND
 BRILL               CRIMINAL JUSTICE 28 (2020) 1-2
N IJ H O F F                                                  brillcom/eccl



Biannual Prize for the Most Outstanding

Contribution to the Journal 2018-2019



It is with great pleasure that the Editorial Board announces that the 202o Bian-
nual Prize is awarded to Stephen Egharevba for his article 'Minority Perception
of Police Legitimacy in Finland: The Patterns and Predictors', which appeared
in the 2018(4) issue of the Journal.
  As the author points out, the perception of the police by minorities and ra-
cial groups is an issue of very considerable topical importance in contempo-
rary societies. Yet it is also one that has received insufficient attention, and
about which  insufficient is known. Therefore, while the article is primarily
concerned with the situation in Finland, it stands out as making an important
contribution to criminological debate in Europe (and beyond). Moreover, as
the author grounds his study in the evolving theoretical literatures on proce-
dural justice, legitimacy, confidence, and trust, the article has the capacity to
add to these literatures as well as to develop the intellectual agenda of the field
relating to minorities and policing.
  At the core of the article is a piece of empirical work. The editors were im-
pressed by its coherent methodology, by the clarity with which the study had
been informed  by the theoretical literature, and by the sophistication with
which the empirical work had been written up. Added to its substantive attri-
butes, the article stands out for its intellectual precision. The author writes
with great definitional clarity and the article is well-structured. He also con-
veys an engaging enthusiasm for his subject, which means, quite simply, that
the article is an excellent read!
   For all of the above reasons, and in the context of a significant number of
other strong contributions, we have no doubt that Stephen Egharevba is an
extremely worthy winner of the third Biannual Prize. Like previous winners,
the article represents, at the highest level, the standards of originality, signifi-
cance and rigour that we would like to see reflected in the contributions that
we receive.
   The Editorial Board is also especially pleased that, for the first time, the
prize has been awarded to an article that is built around a piece of empirical
research. As we reiterated in the 2019(3) Editorial, we are as keen to receive
contributions that are criminological in kind as those that are more legal in


© KONINKLIJKE BRILL NV, LEIDEN, 2020 1 DOI:10.1163/15718174-02801006

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