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 Please see the following webpage for a list of upcoming International Conferences:


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:  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:

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 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.

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


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.
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

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 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 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
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
Call for Papers Deadline: January 31, 2015
Post Date: January 13, 2015


NSF Ethics and Digital Forensics Conference

The National Science Foundation  (NSF) and Alabama Cyber Research Consortium (ALCRC) are hosting the first conference focused on a discussion of the ethics, and creation of uniform guidelines, associated with Digital Forensics. Prominent keynote speakers include Earnest McDuffie, Michael Losavio, Mark Pollitt, Marcus Rogers, David Ozar, Deborah Johnson, Keith Miller and Deirdre Mulligan.  Students are encouraged to attend and compete in the poster competition (with cash awards).  The conference will be held May 13-15, 2015 on the NSF campus in Arlington VA.  For travel, hotel and conference registration and information please visit: You can also contact John Sloan, Kathryn Seigfried-Spellar or Mark Lanier for additional information.
Post Date: November 23, 2014


Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Using the Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics to Study Crime

The program is funded by the National Science Foundation. It will be held June 3 to July 24, 2015, on campus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). This will be Year 6 of 6 for the program. The website contains a recruiting flyer and the application file (with instructions). The website address is:

The application deadline is January 30, 2015.
Post Date: November 20, 2014