In November 2017 I received the following e-mail: “Dear Annemarie Middelburg, On behalf of the board of the Dutch Society for Criminology, I have the pleasure to invite you to the award ceremony of the Willem Nagel Prize. You have been chosen as one of the four top candidates for this prestigious award. Congratulations!”I was so excited and I felt so honored! I presented my research the 14th of December at the Dutch Society for Criminology in Amsterdam, as did the other 3 candidates. There I learned that more than 60 dissertations were written between 2014-2016, and that my thesis, especially the research methodology was of “outstanding quality” and has therefore be selected to reach the top-4!Unfortunately, I didn’t win the price, but I am super happy with this honorable nomination.