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


Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability
Call for Papers - Special Issue

Criminal Justice Policy Review (SAGE Publications, currently is soliciting proposed manuscripts for a special issue on police accountability initiatives led by civilians (i.e. non-sworn officers), independent of the review of police misconduct complaints.

Authors of accepted proposals may be invited to present at a symposium on civilians and police accountability scheduled for February 6, 2015 and cosponsored by the National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE), the Seattle University Law School, and the Seattle University Criminal Justice Department.

Interested authors should submit a 1-2 page, single-spaced, proposal describing their proposed paper to conference directors Kathryn Olson and Kim Hendrickson at Proposals and subsequent manuscripts should conform to the style guidelines of the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Please include a cover letter and curriculum vitae with your submission.

The application deadline for proposals is September 15, 2014.  Organizers will notify all applicants of their decisions by September 30, 2014. Drafts of papers will be expected prior to the conference on February 6, 2015. Completed papers will be due by March 13, 2015.
Please direct any questions to conference directors Kathryn Olson and Kim Hendrickson at
Post Date: July 22, 2014


Journal of Gang Research
Call for Papers

The Journal of Gang Research welcomes qualitative, quantitative, policy analysis, and historical pieces of original research from members of the Academy.

A peer-reviewed quarterly professional journal, with editors are well-known gang researchers or gang experts, it is abstracted in a number of different social sciences, including but not limited to: Sociological Abstracts (American Sociological Association), Psychological Abstracts (American Psychological Association), Criminal Justice Abstracts, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, Social Service Abstracts, and others.

For over twenty years, the Journal of Gang Research has published original research, book reviews and interviews dealing with gangs and gang problems. These publications have included a wide range of topical areas including promising theory, scientifically sound research, and useful policy analysis related to gangs and gang problems. A list of the articles previously published in the Journal of Gang Research is published at, the website for the National Gang Crime Research Center.

To receive a free copy of the Journal of Gang Research, fax a request to (708) 258-9546 or email a request to:

To submit a manuscript, send four (4) copies of the manuscript to: George W. Knox, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Gang Research, National Gang Crime Research Center, Post Office Box 990, Peotone, IL 60468-0990.  ASA or APA format.  The Journal of Gang Research is currently in its 22nd year of continuous publication as a professional quarterly journal. It is the official publication of the National Gang Crime Research Center, formed in 1990 as a clearinghouse for information about gangs. Visit for more information.
Post Date: July 22, 2014


The International Community Corrections Association
50th Anniversary Conference
September 14-17, 2014

Integrating Innovative Practices: From the achievements of the past to what matters going forward: Innovation, integration and implementation of research and practice.

Please come and join us for our 50th anniversary and our third Annual Conference in the "What Matters" series to be held in Cleveland, Ohio.

This conference brings together policy makers, criminal justice practitioners, and researchers together in a way that highlights the fundamental values that inform our business. This premier research conference features commissioned keynote presentations and workshops highlighting evidence-based policy and practice, and approaches that are cost effective and improve offender outcomes.

Don't miss this great opportunity to interact with
and learn from researchers and criminal justice
professionals from across the globe!

For  more detailed information about the conference plenaries, workshop titles, student scholarship information, and conference registration, visit our website
Post Date: June 26, 2014


Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies
Special Issue on the Globalization of Juvenile Justice
Call for Manuscripts

The Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies (JIJIS) is inviting manuscripts for Issue 14 with the issue of the Globalization of Juvenile Justice that engage topics in Juvenile Justice that span various dimensions across nations, cultures, or programs.  Manuscripts can be theoretical, methodological, or empirical in their scope. Welcome are perspectives from any related discipline such as administration, legal studies, justice studies, or the social sciences.  For details:

Selected articles will be published with the invited articles from the plenary session speakers of the 2014 Symposium on the Globalization of Juvenile Justice held this spring at UCM.

The deadline for submissions of manuscripts is September 1, 2014. JIJIS is an annual peer reviewed journal published by the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Missouri, USA.

In addition to a printed format, the Journal is in the database for HeinOnline, Proquest, and WestLaw. These electronic venues ensure widespread distribution of the Journal. ISSN 1538-7909. For more information on the Journal please visit the website for the JIJIS (

The Institute of Justice & International Studies:
Don Wallace Journal Editor
The Journal of the Institute of Justice & International Studies
Criminal Justice Department
University of Central Missouri,
Warrensburg, MO 64093, USA
Phone: 660/543-4950

Post Date: April 21, 2014


Crime and Justice Policy Research Updates from the Urban Institute

The Urban Institute’s Justice Policy Center conducts nonpartisan research to improve justice and public safety policies and practices at the national, state, and local levels.  We publish a monthly digest of research updates and news covering:

  • Corrections, Reentry and Community Supervision,
  • Crime and Justice Statistics,
  • Forensic Science,
  • Human Trafficking,
  • Policing and Crime Prevention, and
  • Victims of Crime.

Click here to receive our monthly newsletter in your inbox.  View our latest newsletter here.  For more information, please contact communications manager Kate Villarreal at
Post Date: April 17, 2014


Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS)
2014 Meeting
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, October 9-11th, 2014
First Call for Sessions and Papers

The deadline for abstracts is May 15th.  We understand that this is a short call. Please feel free to contact us after the due date and ask if there are extensions. (Usually there is a second call.)

You can propose a session, paper, workshop, etc. Please see the submission form.

Our conference is interdisciplinary and inclusive, welcoming applied and practical work from a wide array of social sciences and social professions, like criminal justice, social work, marketing research, evaluation, to name just a handful. We appreciate paper and session proposals that inform about the application of social science in the real world including cases studies and information about your practice; teaching applied social science, as well as presentations of interesting ideas from program planning and evaluation. Field research that can be used in practice or the authors can show how it will be used in practice is also accepted.

Please visit the AACS website at: and look at the Conference tab for more information, proposal submission forms, and conference registration and hotel.

The conference program organizer is Dr. Troy Adams.  Please direct all program inquiries, submissions, and deadline extension requests to him at
Post Date: April 14, 2014


Institute for Justice & Human Rights
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Call for Presenters

Southern New Hampshire University
Dining Center Conference Room (2nd Floor)
2500 North River Road
Manchester, New Hampshire

Proposal Due Date: March 30, 2014

Submissions (via email):

The SNHU Institute for Justice & Human Rights will host its annual conference at the SNHU Dining Center Conference Room in Manchester, New Hampshire on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Please make plans to attend and encourage others to participate in this event.

Proposals for individual presentations are welcome. The deadline for submission of presentation proposals and other forms of participation is March 30, 2014. The theme of the conference is Justice in Society: Theory and Practice. This topic is broadly construed allowing for presentations in areas including: philosophy of justice, law, human rights, global justice, ethics, criminal justice, international relations, etc. Other topics are also welcome. We are particularly interested in an interdisciplinary perspective. Graduate students, junior scholars, and allied professionals are also encouraged to submit proposals. Questions, inquiries, and submissions should be directed to Patrick Cullen at
Post Date: March 10, 2014


Looking Back, Moving Forward: The Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast
San Francisco, California - San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Monday, August 18, 2014
Call for Papers

Panel sponsored by Critical Sociology
The official journal of the Association of Critical Sociology

Panel Organizers:  Lori Latrice Martin and Hayward Derrick Horton

Description:  The nation will soon pause and remember the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the most catastrophic natural and man-made disasters in American history.  Hurricane Katrina forever changed the physical, social, economic, and demographic landscape of the Gulf Coast.  The devastating storm both revealed and exacerbated a host of social problems, including: crime and deviance, residential segregation, asset poverty, social disorganization, racial tensions, income inequality, unemployment, deviance, substance abuse, dissolution of the family, school segregation, health disparities, disenfranchisement, civic disengagement and environmental justice, among others. We invite papers that critically analyze the effects of Hurricane Katrina on a contemporary social problem.  Panelists may submit papers for publication in a forthcoming special issue of Critical Sociology.  

Please email an abstract of 500-750 words to Lori Latrice Martin at by April 30, 2014.
Post Date: February 14, 2014


Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
Research Grants

The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) is pleased to offer research grants of up to $2500 to qualified professors and students engaged in the study of the Middle East and Africa.

To stimulate new and diverse lines of discourse about the Middle East and Africa, ASMEA’s Research Grants program seeks to support research on topics that deserve greater attention. The topic areas and sub-topics listed below are intended as a guide for participants in the program and constitute the types of subjects that ASMEA intends to support in this program. Applicants may submit paper proposals on any topic as long as it is relevant to the six broad areas outlined, and constitutes new and original research.

In addition, ASMEA is happy to announce the continuation of its Travel Grant Program for interested Ph.D. students, post-Docs, and junior faculty studying any facet of the Middle East and Africa region. Funds provided through this program may be used to cover expenses associated with attending the ASMEA Annual Conference.

The Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference titled, "Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa" will be held in Washington, D.C. October 30 - November 1, 2014.

To learn more about these opportunities, visit or email for more information.
Post Date: January 26, 2014