19 December 2005

Crime and Justice Summer Research Institute: Broadening Perspectives and Participation

Scholars pursuing tenure and career success in research intensive institutions, academics transitioning from teaching to research institutions, and faculty carrying out research in teaching contexts will be interested in this Summer Research Institute. Organized by Lauren J. Krivo and Ruth D. Peterson and funded by the National Science Foundation and Ohio State University, the Institute is designed to promote successful research projects and careers among scholars from under-represented groups working in areas of crime and criminal justice. The 2006 inaugural institute will be held July 10-27, 2006.

Participants will be provided with necessary resources for completing research that is already on-going and will work with senior faculty mentors in their areas of study. There will be opportunities for networking with other junior and senior scholars. Research and professional development workshops will address topics related to publishing, research methods, and professionalization. The institute will culminate in a research symposium where participants present their completed research before an audience of nationally recognized scholars.

Participants will be housed in a trendy neighborhood of Columbus with easy access to campus and downtown. Expenses for travel to Ohio, living, and local transportation will be provided. Applications must be postmarked by February 10, 2006. For more information and to download an application, please see the web site.

18 December 2005

Call for Papers: Global Crime

Global Crime is a peer-reviewed journal published by Routledge that presents high-calibre scholarship on serious and organized crime. Its coverage is not just on organized crime in the strict sense, but on a wide range of criminal activities, from corruption, illegal market transactions, state crime and terrorism. This focus is deliberately broad and multi-disciplinary, its first aim being to make the best scholarship available to specialists and non-specialists alike. It endorses no particular orthodoxy and draws on authors from a variety of disciplines, including history, sociology, economics, political science, anthropology and area studies. Visit the web page of the journal.

During 2006,Federico Varese and Carlo Morselli will be co-editing a special issue on the application of Social Network Analysis to the study of criminal groups. This issue seeks to advance applications of social network analysis in the study of crime, security, and related areas of research. We invite contributors to send both empirical and theoretical papers.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1, 2006. We expect to receive the papers by May 1, 2006. The special issue will be published in 2007. Authors will receive 50 off-prints and a free copy of the issue.

Submit abstracts to Federico Varese at Federico.varese@law.ox.ac.uk
by February 1, 2006.

Submit papers to Federico Varese at Federico.varese@law.ox.ac.uk
by May 1, 2006.

12 December 2005

Dutch Crime Pattern Analysis on Synthetic Drugs Crime 2002-2004

In November 2005 the Dutch National Crime Squad published its Crime Pattern Analysis on Synthetic Drugs Crime 2002-2004. The analysis deals with the development of the features and size of this crime (e.g. the confiscations, the production sites, the precursors, the dumpings of waste, the prices), and with the groups that are involved in this crime (and especially focuses on their modus operandi). If you might be interested in receiving a digital copy of the English version (approx. 190 pages), please contact the researcher directly. Also some hard copies are available.

02 December 2005

Call for Papers: ANZSOC 19th Annual Conference

Issues such as those related to environmental harm, terrorism, asylum seekers, use of torture, and cyber-crime are forcing criminologists to reassess key concepts and analytical priorities. In the context of rapid change and globalising social processes, there has been a growth in the human rights perspective as a critical perspective by which to evaluate policing and security practices, access to law and the protections of due process, the operation of courts and restorative justice measures, and the conditions under which people are detained or sentenced to work in the community. This conference provides an opportunity to explore further what a human rights approach to doing criminology might entail.

For more information please click here.