BRITISH SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2015
Call for Papers: The British Society of Criminology invites submission of abstracts for papers at their annual international conference being hosted by the Plymouth Law School, Plymouth University from 1st July to 3rd July 2015 with the postgraduate conference from 30th June to 1st July 2015. The overarching conference theme is ‘Criminology: Voyages of Critical Discovery’, reflecting criminology’s critical breadth and Plymouth’s history of exploration. The aim of the 2015 conference is to provide space for delegates to take reflexive and critical voyages through debate and contestation. Therefore, conference submissions that provide for an inclusionary dialogue which will promote a dynamic conference environment are particularly encouraged.
Abstract Submission Opens: 30/01/15 Abstract Submission Closes: 30/04/15
Conference Registration Opens: 30/01/15 Early Bird Registration Closes: 30/04/15
Conference Registration Closes: 26/06/15
Postgraduate Bursary Applications Open: 30/01/15 Postgraduate Bursary Applications Close: 30/04/15
Abstract Submission Process
Abstracts for papers should be submitted via the conference website at: https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/schools/plymouth-law-school/british-society-o...
Abstracts from any area of criminological enquiry are welcome and a range of delivery modes are proposed:
• Panel (a set of 3 papers presented in 20 minute slots followed by 30 minutes discussion).
• Discussion Panel (a set of 5 individual papers presenting 5 slides in 5 minute slots, followed by an hour of discussion).
• Roundtable (a discussion session with no formal presentation of papers).
• Poster Presentation (posters are displayed throughout the conference and authors are available at a set time to discuss their work).
• If you would like to suggest a conference stream (a set of panels throughout the conference).
Any queries about the conference email firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme for the conference is: ‘Criminology: Voyages of Critical Discovery’. This reflects the spirit of Plymouth as a point of departure for numerous voyages of discovery. Plymouth has a history of discovery, given that the Pilgrim Fathers set off for the ‘new world’ from what is now known as the ‘Mayflower Steps’ on Plymouth’s Barbican. Those voyages of imperial conquest are now viewed with ambivalence: the source of heroic myth and pride for some, a prelude to genocide and enslavement for others. Other journeys (such as the transportation of the Tolpuddle martyrs) were made unwillingly, in a context of mass repression.
The British Society of Criminology annual conference 2015 aims to take criminology on a reflexive and critical voyage that explores our ambivalence over the past, the present and the future. With the spirit of adventure comes the necessity of critical reflection, debate and contestation. With this in mind the BSC 2015 conference is organised around a set of plenary panel discussions that provide keynote speakers with the opportunity to present their ideas and discuss them in the round. This exciting format for the conference is intended to encourage and motivate discussion and debate in subsequent panel and paper sessions. This will provide an excellent forum for an inclusionary dialogue and therefore promote a dynamic conference environment from which numerous voyages of critical discovery may be made.
Professor Mary Bosworth
Mary Bosworth is Professor of Criminology and Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford and, concurrently, Professor of Criminology at Monash University, Australia. She is Assistant Director of the Centre for Criminology and Director of Border Criminologies, an interdisciplinary research group focusing on the intersections between criminal justice and border control. Prof. Bosworth conducts research into the ways in which prisons and immigration detention centres uphold notions of race, gender and citizenship and how those who are confined negotiate their daily lives. Her research is international and comparative and has included work conducted in Paris, Britain, the USA and Australia.
Professor Elliott P Currie
Elliott Currie is Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. He has also taught in the Legal Studies Program at the University of California, Berkeley, and in the Board of Studies in Sociology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His research specialises in criminal justice policy in the USA and other countries, causes of violent crime, social context of delinquency and youth violence, etiology of drug abuse and the assessment of drug policy, race and criminal justice. Professor Currie is the recipient of numerous awards, including the August Vollmer Award from the American Society of Criminology and both the Donald Cressey Award and the Prevention for a Safer Society (PASS) Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
Professor Ben Bowling
Ben Bowling has taught at Kings College, London, since 1999. He was previously Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (City University of New York), Senior Research Officer in the Home Office and lecturer at the University of Cambridge. He has been a visiting professor at the University of the West Indies and at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Ben’s research examines practical, political and legal problems in policing and the connections between local and global police power. His work explores central themes of fairness, effectiveness and accountability.
Professor Kathleen Daly
Kathleen Daly is Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University (Brisbane), Australia. She has conducted research in the fields of sociology, criminology and criminal justice, women's studies, and law, with interests in how social inequalities affect crime, victimisation, and justice practices. In the last decade, she has conducted research on restorative justice, contemporary forms of Indigenous justice, and international criminal justice, with a focus on innovative justice practices for domestic, sexual, and family violence. Professor Daly is interested to address moral and political questions about the character and qualities of justice, and the meanings of justice from the perspective of both victims and offenders.
Plymouth is located on the border between Devon and Cornwall on the South West coast of England. The region is an area of outstanding natural beauty and amongst the most popular tourist destinations in the UK. Plymouth is a vibrant, compact city by the sea. The university and its facilities enjoy a central city location and thus is within walking distance of hotels and the famous Barbican and Hoe, boasting numerous fine restaurants and pubs, in a rich historical setting.
Plymouth University is located at the heart of the city of Plymouth, with excellent rail and road links. The campus boasts an extensive range of modern conference facilities including state of the art lecture theatres, exhibition venues, galleries, meeting and breakout rooms. Plymouth University’s dedicated conference and events team work with delegates to provide a comprehensive support package so that the conference is a success. Our meeting rooms offer the ideal space for focused presentations or group work, away from usual working environments. The campus accommodation is well equipped with modern facilities and comfortable furnishings offering en-suite single bedrooms with all towels and bedding provided.
Travelling to Plymouth
There are hourly trains from London Paddington that take between 3-4 hours, the driving time is similar. The nearest airports are Exeter and Newquay, both of which are approximately an hour (40-60 miles) away and are near or have access to train stations that have direct links to Plymouth. Bristol airport is 2 hours away by car or train. London Gatwick and Heathrow are 4 hours away by car with good rail and National Express coach service links. Plymouth also has an international ferry port serving France (Roscoff) and Spain (Santander).
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