Sawyer F. Sylvester Award

Bates College Department of Sociology Annual Sawyer F. Sylvester Award for Outstanding Crime and Law Paper.

Awarded 2022
Alex Togneri-Jones ’22 Biosocial Effects of Pollution on Desistance

Awarded 2021
Mary Corcoran ’21 Variation in School Resource Officer Roles: Does Racial Composition of the Student Body Impact SRO role?
Awarded 2020
Madeline Clark ’20 Power and Privilege: How Marginalization Impacts the Attainment of Prosocial Identities
Awarded 2019
Abigail Nolan ’19 “‘Without Education in a Place That is So Literally Boxes In, It’s Easy to Simply Stagnate:’ Student-Inmate Attitudes Towards College Education in a Maine Prison”
Awarded 2018
Louisa Woodhouse ’19 “Mental Illness and Mass Shootings: The Development of Media Framing and Discussion”
Awarded 2017
Lisa Slivken ’18 “Experiences of Residential Rehabilitation among Female Drug Offenders and Sex Workers: A Qualitative Analysis”
Awarded 2016
Emma Bilodeau ’16 “Brown v. Board of Education Today: Failed Promises in a Re-Segredated America”
Ali Rabideau ’17 “Building Relationships, Building Trust: Crime Patterns and Police Responses in Communities Welcoming Refugees”