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


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


NIJ Research Assistantship Program

NIJ’s Research Assistantship Program (RAP) is designed to support criminal justice research. It also helps attract highly qualified doctoral students to graduate programs in criminal justice and the field of criminal justice research. Under the RAP, NIJ provides financial support to participating universities for costs associated with research assistants enrolled in criminal justice degree programs who then work at NIJ and participate in NIJ’s criminal justice research activities.

NIJ is undertaking efforts to nurture and grow the pool of researchers involved in criminal justice research as well as activities that support the research endeavor itself. These efforts include increasing resources devoted to supporting graduate education for persons pursuing a career in criminology and criminal justice studies and other disciplines engaged in research on and teaching about criminal justice topics. NIJ’s efforts to build the research field and support the research endeavor include support of research assistantships.

These assistantships involve working with staff at NIJ (and other federal partners and collaborators) working on research and evaluation studies. We are currently conducting outreach to a number of research-based doctoral programs and associations across the U.S. where doctoral students may be interested in applying for these assistantships. Be advised that NIJ only accepts RAP applicant packets where the student’s graduate program director (GPD) has agreed to nominate the student. The deadline for candidate submissions by GPDs is 5:00 PM ET January 23, 2015. For more information on NIJ’s RAP program, please go to

We hope the information provided is valuable to you along with your colleagues and ultimately, your students. If you have any questions or need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the RAP manager at
Post Date: September 25, 2014


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