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 Please see the following webpage for a list of upcoming International Conferences:
http://www.acjs.org/pubs/167_2105_13934.cfm

 

City University of New York Law Review
Call for Articles

About Us: The City University of New York Law Review (CUNYLR), a publication committed to promoting social justice scholarship, welcomes submissions related to our social justice mission. Our journal is affiliated with the City University of New York School of Law, one of the most diverse law schools in the nation.

Topics: We are currently seeking submissions for Executive Articles for our 19th volume (Winter 2015/Summer 2016), which will continue the journal's tradition of advancing legal scholarship highlighting the touchstones of our publication's work-including civil rights, progressive legal reform, the impact of the law on marginalized communities, international human rights, and attorney insights on law and organizing. We are also interested in reflections analyzing how recent developments in the law have affected public-interest practices in New York and beyond.

Guidelines:
1) Articles should be at least 15,000 words (including footnotes).
2) Citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th ed.), and appear as footnotes rather than endnotes.
3) Please include the following contact information with your manuscript:
(name, e-mail, school/organization affiliation, mailing address, and phone number)

Deadlines:
Winter 2015:  August 14, 2015
Summer 2016:  Rolling Deadline

How to Submit: Please send all submission directly to CUNYLR's email address at cunylr@mail.law.cuny.edu. We look forward to reviewing your submission.
Post Date: June 22, 2015

 

Special Issue of Journal of Criminal Justice Education
Topic: Recognizing 100 Years of Criminal Justice Education

In the summer of 1916, Berkeley Police Chief August Vollmer, working with the University of California at Berkeley, began a program in higher education for his police officers that earned them a college degree.  In time, the program was opened to non-police officers as well.  From 1929 to 1931, Vollmer served as the first Professor of Policing at the University of Chicago, and after his retirement from the Berkeley Police Department in 1932, he served as a full-time Professor of Policing at the University of California.  The policing program, titled “Criminology” at the time, was the antecedents for modern day Criminal Justice Education.  Therefore, in the summer of 2016, Criminal Justice Education will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In recognition of this anniversary, the Journal of Criminal Justice Education will feature a special issue containing articles that pertain to the history of criminal justice education.  

Potential Topics:

  • Histories of early police training programs and their contribution to CJ education
  • History of early colleges/universities that impacted the development of CJ education
  • The specific contributions of early police leaders and/or police scholars to CJ education
  • The development of Criminal Justice curriculum over the past 100 years
  • The historical development of Ph.D. programs in CJ education
  • The impact of crime commissions and task forces on the development of CJ Education
  • Biographies of leading individuals who contributed to the creation and development of CJ Education

Papers should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages and be in current APA format  
Submission deadline: March 1, 2016
Submission procedure: Send completed manuscripts to Willard M. Oliver at woliver@shsu.edu
Post Date: June 22, 2015

 

The 2015 Annual Conference Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
“Social Justice from the Local to the Global:Sociology on the Move”  
Renaissance Montgomery Hotel and Spa at the Convention Center
October 8-10, 2015
Call for Papers

Deadline for submissions: July 15, 2015
Please visit www.aacsnet.net

This is the first call for sessions and papers for the October 8-10, 2015 meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology in historic Montgomery, Alabama. Our theme, “Social Justice from the Local to the Global: Sociology on the Move,” honors Montgomery’s role in the Civil Rights Movement and highlights AACS’s commitment to the use of sociological practice to effect beneficial social change. Montgomery is the state capital and a beautiful city with a rich cultural legacy. AACS is particularly proud to hold our conference there this year, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March and the Voting Right Act.

The proposal submission forms available invite a wide variety of sessions and presentations, from the traditional to the experimental. Don’t be afraid to be creative! We encourage papers and sessions reflecting this year’s theme, but also welcome work on any topic showcasing applied, clinical, and/or public sociology in action.

The deadline for this call is July 15, 2015. A second call will only be made if room remains after this deadline passes. We are expecting a large number of submissions this year so be sure to get your proposals in as soon as you can to be assured a space on the program.

Please note that you must be registered for the conference by August 1, 2015 to be included in the program.
We look forward to seeing you in Montgomery!

Karen Albright, AACS Vice President and 2015 Program Chair, e-mail at AACSsubmission@gmail.com
Post Date: June 9, 2015

 

Special Issue of Criminal Justice Studies
Topic: Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice
Call For Papers

Over the past three decades the nature of cyber offending has changed dramatically.  When first surfacing as a crime problem, much of the research focused on legal and conceptual issues related to computer crime.  As well, the types of offenses and offenders have evolved from teenage hackers to organized criminals to terror networks. Today, it is recognized that cyber offending is a multifaceted problem that has requires enhanced response strategies from the criminal justice system.  Efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute cyber offenders are evolving.  Criminal justice research has lagged behind.  This special issue will include articles on the evolving types of cyber security crimes, investigation strategies, prosecutorial strategies, and strategies for improving criminal justice awareness about cyber offending.

Potential topics:

  • Rates of cyber crime over time
  • Financial offending and cyberspace
  • Cybersecurity and Policing efforts
  • Cybersecurity as a form of homeland security
  • Cybersecurity and political agendas
  • The criminal justice discipline and cyber security

Papers should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages.  Manuscripts will undergo blind review.

For general guidelines related to manuscript preparation and review process, visit the journal’s website at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gjup20/current.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2015
Submission procedure: email completed manuscript to Brian K. Payne at bpayne@odu.edu.
Post Date: May 24, 2015

 

Midwestern Criminal Justice Association
“The Criminal Justice System: Trends and Patterns”
Call for Papers


Please save the dates for the 2015 38th MCJA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, from September 24-25, 2015. The meeting will be held in Chicago Inn, which is just minutes away from the Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.

The MCJA 2015 Annual Meeting submission system for presentations and the student paper completion is explained on the MCJA web site: http://www.mcja.org/annual-meeting.html.  Please note that the final submission deadline is August 1, 2015. Program topic and sub-topic areas will reflect the broad range of research interests and needs of our membership and attendees. 

Information on Chicago Inn and MCJA registration may also be found at the above hyper-link.
Post Date: April 28, 2015
 

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Currently hiring Customs and Border Protection Officers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is currently hiring 2,000 Customs and Border Protection Officers (CBPO) by September 30, 2015.  A CBPO entry-level job opportunity announcement will be open on USAJOBS from April 24 through May 11, 2015 or until 12,000 applications are received. 

CBP Officers play a vital role in preventing terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the United States and enforcing customs, immigration, and agriculture laws and regulations at U.S. ports of entry.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, CBP requires that every employee be reliable, trustworthy and fit for duty. To meet these standards, applicants must undergo and successfully pass, a thorough background investigation (which includes a polygraph examination), a medical examination, two pre-employment fitness examinations, a drug test, and a structured interview in order to be placed in a CBP Officer position.   Information on how to apply for the CBP Officer career is located on the following CBP webpage: http://www.cbp.gov/careers/join-cbp/which-cbp-career/cbp-officer

On this website, you will find the following information:

  • CBP Officer Qualifications and Requirements
  • Duty Locations Where CBP Officers are Hired
  • How To Apply and Schedule for the CBP Officer Entrance Examination
  • Reporting for Duty and Training

CBP’s Office of Human Resources Management (HRM) recruits for the CBPO positions using short-term vacancy announcements throughout the year.  This provides candidates the opportunity to move through the hiring process quickly and efficiently, and facilitates hiring quality candidates to report to the Office of Field Operation Academy fully prepared to join the proud ranks of CBP Officers.  Below is the schedule for the Job Announcements or CBP Officers and Border Patrol Agents that will be open throughout 2015.

CBP Job Announcements for 2015

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers
April 24 – May 11

U.S. Border Patrol Agents
May 22 – June 8

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers
June 26 – July 13

U.S. Border Patrol Agents
October 16 – November 2

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers
November 27 – December 14

We need your help in reaching this, as employees are our best recruiters!  You understand the importance for CBP to fill its ranks with individuals who share our core values of vigilance, integrity, and service to country.  Encourage your friends, neighbors, and family members to visit http://www.cbp.gov/careers to learn more about this occupation that protects our Nation’s borders from terrorism, human and drug smuggling, illegal migration, and agricultural pests while simultaneously facilitating the flow of legitimate travel and trade.

By spreading the word about our Agency’s upcoming job opportunities, you can help build a better and stronger CBP.

Follow us on twitter: @CustomsBorder
Post Date: April 19, 2015

 

National Institute of Justice: Strengthen Science. Advance Justice.
Funding Available to Help Improve the Safety of Our Schools

In December 2012, the nation was shocked by the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Elementary School in which 20 children and 6 adult staff members were fatally shot.

How can we reduce the likelihood of violence in schools? How should we identify potential internal threats within the student body - and how should this information be shared and used? What technology solutions are best suited to preventing school violence? And how should schools work more effectively with community partners?

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - the scientific research arm of the U.S. Department of Justice - is overseeing the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) to build evidence-based knowledge about the causes of school violence and test innovative approaches that will contribute to our understanding of how to keep schools safe.

Grant funding under CSSI is now available to:

  • Develop knowledge about what works to make schools safe.
  • Explore the causes and consequences of school violence.
  • Develop and evaluate a comprehensive school safety framework.

We are asking the best minds — practitioners and researchers, alike — to come together and use scientific methods to determine what programs, strategies and technologies can help make schools safer. The deadline for applications is 11:59 pm ET on June 12, 2015.

See the solicitation.

Attend a webinar to learn how to apply. Register now for a webinar to learn more details on how to apply for funding. The webinar will include a Q&A period, so you can also submit questions.

Who should attend? Researchers, school principals and administrators, educators, school board members, professional educational associations and organizations, school counselors, law enforcement, mental health experts, and anyone interested in how research can help improve the safety of schools in the U.S.

When? Thursday, April 16th at 3:00 p.m. (ET). Register for the webinar.

Learn more about CSSI.
Post Date: April 13, 2015

 

Second World Congress on Community Corrections
Los Angeles, California, USA
July 14-16, 2015

The American Probation and Parole Association and the International Community Corrections Association are excited to invite you to join us for the Second World Congress on Community Corrections. http://www.worldcongressoncommunitycorrections.org

Along with many sponsoring organizations, we look forward to offering you an outstanding selection of speakers and time to network, engage, learn, share, and build relationships across the continents.

Please join your colleagues around the world at this Second World Congress, located at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, 404 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90071.

If you are interested in also attending the American Probation and Parole Association's 40th Annual Training Institute, July 12-15, 2015, a special joint registration fee is available:

$590 for APPA members
$650 for non-APPA members

Registration: http://worldcongressoncommunitycorrections.org/apply-register.html

Workshops are also available for view and the final schedule will be announced very soon. In addition, see the speakers for the three Plenary Sessions. http://worldcongressoncommunitycorrections.org/program.html
Post Date: April 3, 2015

 

Criminal Justice Policy Review
Call for Paper - Special Issue:
Justice-Involved Veterans

Submission Deadline: August 14, 2015

Criminal Justice Policy Review (SAGE Publications) is a peer-reviewed journal committed to the study of criminal justice policy through quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodological approaches. For more information about Criminal Justice Policy Review, please go to http://cjp.sagepub.com.

The journal currently is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on justice-involved veterans.  Manuscripts considered for this special issue could:

  • present exploratory, descriptive, explanatory, or evaluation research focusing on justice-involved veterans;
  • examine justice-involved veterans at any stage of justice system processing (e.g., arrest, pre-trial, conviction, sentencing, incarceration, and community corrections); and/or
  • study justice-involved veterans being processed in problem-solving or specialized courts (e.g., veterans’ courts).

All submitted manuscripts should contain discussion of relevant implications for criminal justice policy and practice.

The online submission and review system for Criminal Justice Policy Review is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cjpr. Manuscripts should be submitted in current APA format (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association). Further questions can be directed to Paul Lucas, Managing Editor, at p.a.lucas@iup.edu or 724-357-2720.
Post Date: February 28, 2015


JQCJC Call for Editor

The Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology (JQCJC), a peer-reviewed, international journal, is seeking a new Editor for a three-year term 2016-2018, which is renewable. JQCJC has a noted Editorial Board, charged with the mission of publishing high quality original qualitative research manuscripts, qualitative methods articles, and book reviews relevant to both qualitative research and methodologies. The ideal candidate will be a well-respected qualitative researcher in the field of Criminal Justice and/or Criminology with a history of publishing in a variety of journals. The candidate should also be able to demonstrate institutional support. To apply, please send your letter of interest and your current CV to the chair of the search committee Dr. Jiletta Kubena jlkubena@ollusa.edu.
Post Date: February 11, 2015

 

The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP)
65th Annual Meeting
Program Theme: Removing the Mask, Lifting the Veil: Race, Class, and Gender in the 21st Century
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL

August 21-23, 2015

President: Marlese Durr, Wright State University
President-Elect: David A. Smith, University of California, Irvine
Executive Officer: Héctor Delgado, University of LaVerne
Website: www.sssp1.org
Call for Papers Deadline: January 31, 2015
Post Date: January 13, 2015