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Call for Papers: Prison Gangs as Organized Crime

The Journal: Trends in Organized Crime is seeking manuscripts and reviewers for a special topic edition on Prison Gangs as Organized Crime.  This is a peer-reviewed journal in its nineteenth year of publication.  The journal’s audience includes those working in academia as well as criminal justice practitioners.  This is an international journal affiliated with the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC). The editors for this special edition, Rajeev Gundur ( and Rebecca Trammell (, are the primary contact people for all inquiries.   Aims and Scopes:  Our goal is to publish a special edition focusing on prison gangs, as organized crime, from an international perspective.  Both qualitative and quantitative work will be considered.  We would like to include work focusing on both male and female gang members, including studies focusing on people outside of prison who work with prison gang members to facilitate organized crime.  We encourage practitioners to submit manuscripts.  Topics could focus on all aspects of organized underground economies in the prison setting as well as prison to neighborhood crime networks.  Book reviews will be considered as long as the book is applicable for this special topic.  All work should be submitted in English. In addition, we seek reviewers for this special edition who would be willing to participate in the double-blind review process.   Early Abstracts:  In order to make the submission process as smooth as possible we encourage people to send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and your contact information to the editors of this special edition.  The deadline for these abstracts is December 1, 2016.  We can then determine specific themes emerging from the existing research.  Those who are interested are encouraged to send an abstract to:    Guidelines for Final Submission: The deadline for submission is June 15, 2017. To submit a manuscript, upload the complete manuscript, including an abstract, any tables, and references online to For manuscript type, select “Prison Gangs as Organized Crime.”   Also  Please see “instructions for authors” for further details, including how to format your manuscript, at

Reviewers: Those wanting to be an external reviewer for this special edition should contact the above editors at: with your contact information and three to four keywords that describe your specific expertise. Graduate students and practitioners are also encouraged to participate as reviewers.

For more information:
Post Date: May 15, 2016


Service Learning & Civic Engagement in the Criminal Justice Field
Northeast Association of Criminal Justice Sciences pre-conference workshop
Roger Williams University, Conference Center (Portsmouth, RI)
June 8, 2016, 9:00am - 1:00 pm

Dr. Maria Garase (Mercyhurst University) and Dr. Mark Wager (Worcester State University) will facilitate this interactive workshop that explores the power of Service Learning and Civic Engagement to increase student academic knowledge, to foster students’ civic engagement, to contribute to students’ personal and professional development, and to increase institutional citizenship in your community. Learning becomes more meaningful to students as they develop leadership, communication, citizenship, and 21st century skills through Service Learning and Civic Engagement.  Participants are asked to bring copies of their syllabi for courses for which they want to introduce service learning.

Certificates of completion will offered at the conclusion of the workshop for those who attend the full 4 hours; while this is not a professional certification (e.g., CEUs), it can certainly be used as a resume or portfolio-builder.  You can register for the workshop online at the conference website:
Post Date: May 3, 2016


27th Annual Meeting of International Police Executive Symposium
George Washington University (GWU) in Washington DC
August 8-13, 2016

You are  most cordially invited to the 27th Annual Meeting of International Police Executive Symposium, IPES,, to be hosted by George Washington University (GWU) in Washington DC on the theme, Urban Security: Challenges for the 21st Century Global Cities, on  August 8-13, 2016. IPES, a federally registered, not-for-profit entity, is in Special Consultative Status with  the United Nations.

There will be keynotes, roundtables and  presentations from academics and practitioners from all over the world  on the theme, "Urban Security: Challenges for the 21st Century Global Cities".  All registered and paid participants are offered fully free hospitality for 6 days and 5 nights which includes excellent hotel accommodations, free meals, cultural shows, sightseeing including dinners at Mount Vernon, the estate of President George Washington, and in the Mansion "O" where The Beatles stayed during their last visit to DC, besides visits to the White House, the Pentagon, FBI and other attractive venues. Participants always enjoy this exciting and productive retreat-like experience of sojourning for a week with a global group of police practitioners, policy makers, executives  and researchers/academics  from elite universities. They find it most rewarding to engage in intellectual exchanges, social and cultural activities as well as building really fast, a vast network of world-wide contacts for future research, and other forms of professional endeavors.  Participants are welcome to take part in post-conference publications, a book with their papers presented at the meeting, and in a Special Issue of Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, PPR, which is affiliated with IPES.

In order to enjoy the campus life in an elite American university at the heart of a great American city, participants have a choice between two hotels: (1) One Washington Circle and (2) George Washington Inn in the GWU Campus. The meeting  starts on the 8th of August at 3 PM with a 1780s' style High Tea Party in the Post-Hall, adjacent to the Marvin Center, the IPES Symposium Venue at GWU campus. Participants depart after breakfast on the 13th of August. For details, you are invited to visit the IPES web site and the Volume 17, Issue 4 of PPR.
IPES wishes you a hearty welcome to the 27th Meeting and appreciates your support.
Post April 12, 2016


Intersectionality and Images of Female Aggression in 21st Century Media

Krista McQueeney, Ph.D. and Alicia Girgenti-Malone, Ph.D.
Merrimack College

This collection uses an intersectional lens to analyze how “aggressive girls” are treated in the media and the criminal justice system. Our hope is that the edited book will be multidisciplinary including authors from criminology, sociology, psychology, gender and women’s studies, and media studies/cultural studies. The book is intended to be a reference for researchers, policymakers, professionals and students interested in images of female aggression and violence in popular culture.

Chapters in the proposed collection can focus on one or more of the following categories:

  • Female aggression/violence and intersectionality. Of particular interest to the editors are popular depictions of female aggression/violence and race, class, and sexuality
  • Female aggression/violence in television and film, particularly in reality tv programming, such as the Bachelor, Love & Hip Hop, and the Real Housewives
  • Female aggression/violence in social media, particularly cyberbullying and girl-fighting
  • Female aggression/violence in crime and justice
  • The relationship between intersectional feminism and female aggression/violence
  • The alleged link between hormones, emotions, and female aggression/violence
  • Women/girls in gangs
  • School cliques and bullying

Each contribution must be original and unpublished work, not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Preference will be given to abstracts received before May 31, 2016 and should be 500-700 words. Please include a brief biographical statement and curriculum vitae.

The proposals must be in English and submitted in PDF format (only one file) to Krista McQueeney at:
The submitted proposals will be evaluated by the editors. Acceptance will be communicated to the authors by June 30th, 2016. Full contributions should not exceed 15,000 words (including references) and should be submitted in APA Style by July 31st, 2016.
Post Date: February 15, 2016


EBP Quarterly

We are pleased to announce the start of EBP Quarterly, a practitioner-oriented, non-peer reviewed publication focused on the use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices, along with the development of evidence-based organizations and evidence-based professionals.
EBP Quarterly will be published online in March, June, September, and December, and will be provided to members of the Society for Evidence-Based Practitioners and Organizations (EBP Society; It will include the following types of scholarship:

  • Original essays and research notes on evidence-based approaches and organizational development. Scholarship from both researchers and practitioners is encouraged.
  • Reviews of recently published research on any aspect of the evidence-based movement, including (but not limited to): a. risk and needs assessment, b. strategic planning and performance measurement, c. policy analysis and program evaluation,  d. organizational leadership, e. organizational culture, f. internal and external collaboration, and g. capacity-building and sustainability.
  • Reviews of recently published books on any aspect of the evidence-based movement.
  • Reviews of recently enacted public policy and/or funding opportunities relevant to the evidence-based movement.
  • Interviews with evidence-based professionals and policymakers.

Manuscript Guidelines: Articles may vary in writing style, length, and tone, and should be a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 3,000 words. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor as a Microsoft Word document, double-spaced with 1-inch margins, in 12 point font. Citations and references should conform to the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style guidelines).

Manuscripts and inquiries should be sent to:
David Myers, Editor, EBP Quarterly

Post Date January 25, 2016


The 19th International NGCRC Gang Specialist Training Conference
August 8-10, 2016
Chicago, Illinois

The National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC) is the publisher of the Journal of Gang Research now in its 23rd year of publication as a professional quarterly journal.  The NGCRC sponsors a massive annual gang training conference on all aspects of gangs, security threat groups, white racist extremist organizations, and motorcycle gangs. The 19th Annual NGCRC training event is being held at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago.  The NGCRC was founded in 1990 (

The 2016 Gang Training Conference has over 100 different sessions ranging in duration from one to four hours in length.  There are five different receptions designed to enhance networking among attendees, all are free.  Other organized social functions are also designed to increase your networking with other gang specialists globally.  A copy of the conference brochure is available at

Much more detailed information about the conference is available at
You can study the curriculum for the 2016 conference at:
You can study the presenters and speakers at:
You can study the schedule at:
Feel free to call the NGCRC conference hotline if you have any questions, (708) 258-9111.
Post Date January 25, 2016