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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

 

The Society for Applied Anthropology
Call for Papers

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 77th Annual Meeting in Santa Fe, NM, March 28 - April 1, 2017.  The theme of the Program is “Trails, Traditions, and New Directions.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution.  We welcome papers from all disciplines.  The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2016.  For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on “Annual Meeting”).
Post Date: June 28, 2016

 

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 (ray@iasoc.net) and Rebecca Trammell (rtrammel@msudenver.edu), 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: gangs@iasoc.net.    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 http://www.editorialmanager.com/tioc/default.aspx. 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 http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/12117.

Reviewers: Those wanting to be an external reviewer for this special edition should contact the above editors at: gangs@iasoc.net 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:  http://www.judicalis.org/iasoc-announcements/call-for-papers-prison-gangs-as-organized-crime
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: http://neacjs.org/conference-registration
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, www.ipes.info, 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

Editors:
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.  Deadline extended to June 15th.

The proposals must be in English and submitted in PDF format (only one file) to Krista McQueeney at: mcqueeneyk@merrimack.edu
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