Calls for Papers

Call for Papers: The 2024 Symposium on Electronic Crime Research (eCrime 2024)

The 2024 Symposium on Electronic Crime Research examines the economic foundations, behavioral elements, technological exposures, policy aspects and other dimensions that fuel the burgeoning global, multi-billion-dollar cybercrime plexus, at its 19th annual eCrime symposium on September 24 – 26, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 

The Symposium is issuing a Call for Papers to announce the 19th annual edition of its peer-reviewed publishing conference – and to celebrate the beginning of its third decade combating cybercrime. 

The selected peer-reviewed papers will be included in the conference’s presentations along with numerous panels and talks from other researchers selected from industrial and academic research centers correspondent with the APWG.

Papers’ topics may include but are not limited to:

Artificial Intelligence as criminal co-conspirator – and as defensive collaborator

Detecting and/or mitigating eCrime (e.g. online fraud, malware, phishing, ransomware, etc.)

Behavioral and psychosocial aspects of cybercrime victimization – and prevention

Case studies of current cybercrime attack methods, (e.g. phishing, malware, rogue antivirus programs, pharming, crimeware, botnets, and emerging techniques)

Detecting/isolating cybercrime gangs’ and attendant money laundering enterprises.

Authors of accepted papers must present them and register at the event.

Deadline: Full paper registration/submission: 23 June 2024. Full details here.

Call for Papers: Institutional Care or Control: Past & Present Symposium – 16 December 2024 –Edgbaston Campus, University of Birmingham, B15 2TT (in-person only).

Keynote: Emeritus Professor Barry Goldson, University of Liverpool: The long shadow of child confinement: what we have learnt and what needs to be done?

This symposium welcomes proposals for papers and panels concerned with institutional confinement. Full details can be found here.

Abstract closing date: 1 July 2024 by 5pm. Submit to: Buxi Duan at

Call for Papers. International Network for Hate Studies Biennial Conference: Dynamics of Hate: Examining Interdisciplinary Perspectives.

The International Network for Hate Studies (INHS) is delighted to announce its plans and put a call out for papers for our fifth conference “Dynamics of Hate: Examining Interdisciplinary Perspectives”. Cohosted by the University of South Africa (Unisa) and the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA), this will be the first INHS conference to be held in the Southern Hemisphere, in Cape Town, South Africa, from 25th to 27th November 2024 at Century City Conference Centre ( We look forward to engaging with colleagues and friends for our first in-person conference since 2018. 


The dynamics of hate and hostility are tragically ever-present as we reach a quarter of our way through the 21st century. Hate occurs in many guises that limit the capacity of individuals and communities to engage in society. Through interdisciplinary communication, working and research it is possible to develop, enhance and build challenges to hate and hostility as well as support those victimised and marginalised because of its vagaries. This conference provides an opportunity for academics, policy makers, practitioners, and activists to come together to share their knowledge and expertise within the area of hate studies and as such inform change. 


Call for abstracts closes –  12 July 2024.


Abstracts from any area of hate studies are welcome, but the themes below may be considered: 

  • Hate crime and hate speech 
  • Legislating against hate crime: law, policy, interpretation 
  • Extremism and counter-extremism 
  • Protection of and assistance to hate crime victims 
  • Hate crime specialisation – police, prosecution, civil society…. 
  • Evidence: proving hate 
  • Data gaps: local, national, and international 
  • Teaching “hate” at universities 
  • Hate crime victims: evidencing impact 
  • Thin line between institutional and individual discrimination and prejudice 
  • Critical approaches to hate studies 

Abstracts can be submitted for any of the following: 

Paper (a paper presented in 15-20 minutes that will be allocated to a Panel/Symposium dictated by the conference theme and core issues in Hate Studies) 

Panel/Symposium (a set of 3-4 papers presented in 15–20-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). 


Abstracts for papers should be submitted here: 


Call for Abstracts: Cfp online symposium: ‘Crime, Death and the Gothic Imagination’– 9 September 2024

Organisers: Professor Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York; Professor Lizzie Seal, University of Sussex.

Mysterious deaths suggesting foul play, unexplained occurrences surrounding the dead and gloom filled environments suggestive of suffering and violence. The relationship between death, crime and the gothic is a well-established trope in literature and gothic studies. However, the relationship has much potential for insight and debate from engaging a broad interdisciplinary approach.

We invite short abstracts for presentations, panels and roundtables for an online symposium on interdisciplinary aspects of crime, death and the gothic imagination. We aim to put scholars into dialogue from criminology, death studies, gothic studies, literature, film and media studies, history, sociology, cultural studies and beyond. We are interested in contributions that address this topic in relation to ‘fact’, ‘fiction’ and the liminal space in-between.

Please send abstracts of around 100 words by 15 July 2024 stating your name, affiliation and the title of the presentation to

Panel and roundtable proposals are also welcome. Panels consist of four presentations; roundtables can adopt a flexible format. Please include all abstracts for panels. State the key contact for correspondence and include names and contact details for all participants.

Call for Contributions: 24-Hour Virtual Conference on Organized Crime – 30 October 2024. 

A virtual conference that occurs over a continuous 24-hour period. It began during COVID, is sponsored by four NGOs, and the fifth version of the OC24 Global  Conference will occur on 30-31 October 2024. There will be more than 60 sessions of 75 minutes each in four parallel Zoom streams over 24 consecutive hours. The conference is free to participate and free to attend. 

Last year, there were presentations by more than 300 scholars and practitioners in four session formats – with more than 2,000 people tuning in worldwide. The range of topics is broad: Drug trafficking, the role of gender in organized crime, corruption, illicit trade and counterfeiting, organized crime and the environment, and the impact of conflict and technological developments on organized crime.  

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024. We encourage speakers from diverse backgrounds, particularly those from the Global South and early career researchers, and all those with interesting ideas or data to participate. Find out more here.

Call for Chapter Contributions: Inequality and its Solutions in Latin America and the Caribbean – Editors: Dr Kevin Williams, Dr Warren Benfield, and Dr Dacia Leslie.

This edited collection aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the complex issue of inequality in the region and explore potential solutions to address this critical challenge. Full details can be found here.

Contributors should present proposals for chapters in English in the form of an abstract of a maximum of 300 words, including key terms. Proposals should include the authors’ personal data: names, affiliations, and addresses.

Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 5 September 2024.

Queries and submissions should be sent to, and

Call for Papers. Towards the Democratization of Knowledge and Practice in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Global Perspectives and Local Realities.

We are pleased to invite submissions for a special issue in the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice (IJCACJ). This special issue will explore new frontiers in international crime, justice, and/or global criminology. The IJCACJ is a peer reviewed journal that publishes original, theoretically engaged, empirical, or applied research in criminal justice and criminology that informs scholars and policymakers around the globe.  

This special issue invites scholars and practitioners to address areas related to (1) knowledge formation derived from social problems faced by individuals, communities, and institutions in under-researched contexts; (2) the logistical barriers to international research; (3) comparative applied research across criminal justice systems and non-criminal justice institutions; (4) the applicability of foundational concepts and methods in criminology and criminal justice internationally, particularly in non-western jurisdictions. 

We welcome conceptual, theoretical, and empirical manuscripts, including but not limited to the following: 
  • Positioning traditional and contemporary theories to explain a broader range of crime and victimization in local, virtual, transnational, and international contexts 
  • Revitalizing prior approaches and/or applying fresh perspectives to discourses of globalization that position marginalized jurisdictions, communities, and people at the center of the investigation 
  • Integrating theories of Global North and Global South perspectives on crime and justice in expanding knowledge practices and formations  
  • Illustrating the best practices and research methodologies in theorizing and testing country-specific and crime-specific models advancing crime control and crime prevention initiatives  
  • Focusing on cross-national comparative research, including but not restricted to:   
  1. Exploring novel international crime data sources 
  2. Going beyond traditional data sources and assessing the reliability of open sources  
  3. Deploying qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed methods to underexplored international research settings 
  4. Building comparative longitudinal models and experimental designs to study international crime and justice 
  5. Exploring how intersectional research in international settings could enhance theoretical explanations in criminology and criminal justice 
  6. Engaging global and local organizations and stakeholders at all stages of research to produce knowledge and improve policy practices

Full Manuscript Submission Deadline: 15 February 2025. Please submit your manuscript on the journal’s website here

For general inquiries, please contact and copy all members of the editorial team: Dr. Popy Begum, Saint Louis University (, Dr. Jasmina Arnez, Institute of Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana and University of Oxford (, and Dr. Mangai Natarajan, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York ( 

NEW Call for Papers: The Justice Evaluation Journal (JEJ)

The Justice Evaluation Journal (JEJ), an official journal of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, aims to assess the efficacy, efficiency, and equity of crime reduction and prevention programs and policies.  JEJ provides a forum for scholars and practitioners in criminal justice and related sectors to offer answers to fundamental questions of what works and what does not work, and why. 

JEJ welcomes papers concerning criminal justice policies and programs broadly defined. This includes related public policy areas which have an impact on criminal justice outcomes such as social welfare, education, or health initiatives. We publish evidence-based examinations of existing programs and policies and the role of research in practice. 

Submissions should:

  • be no more than 30 pages.
  • focus on the research questions, methodology, findings, and analysis of results rather than extensive literature reviews.
  • explicitly assess the research’s implications for the program or policy in question.

All submitted manuscripts are subject to initial appraisal by the Editor, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to review by independent, anonymous expert referees. All peer review is double-blind and submission is online via ScholarOne Manuscripts.

For more information, contact the Editor, N. Prabha Unnithan, Colorado State University [] or the journal office [] or visit the JEJ Website.

The Springer Nature Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and The Springer Nature Encyclopedia of Sexual Psychology and Behavior.

Dr. Todd Shackelford is curating two new encyclopedias, and would like to extend an open invitation to any authors interested in contributing entries. Prospective authors are also encouraged to recommend colleagues, graduate students, or advanced undergraduate students to contribute entries as well.

The Springer Nature Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence will be the most comprehensive encyclopedia of domestic violence to date, and will include over 2,000 entries from authors across a wide array of disciplines. The Springer Nature Encyclopedia of Sexual Psychology and Behavior will be a comprehensive encyclopedia of evolutionary perspectives on sexual psychology and behavior, and will also include over 2,000 entries from authors across a wide array of disciplines.

For additional information about either of these encyclopedias, or for a complete list of available entries, please contact Section Editor Madeleine Meehan ( or Section Editor Gavin Vance (

Temple Studies in Criminalization, History, and Society which will be published by Temple University Press.

As a book series editor, I aim to promote both theoretical and methodological understanding of criminalization and its various patterns at the local, national, and global levels throughout modern and contemporary history. The book series is guided by the conviction that issues surrounding criminalization not only reflect the form of society and polity but also assist us in uncovering how hierarchical power relationships and entrenched socialpractices have evolved over time. This examination reveals how injustice occurred and to what extent social and political forces shaped the destiny of individuals and communities in diverse geographies and historical periods. Clarifying this complex process across societies is essential for shedding new light on the most challenging issues we face today. Temple Studies in Criminalization, History, and Societyprovides a platform for emerging and established scholars to address these critical issues, pioneer interdisciplinary approaches, and spark a stimulating and scholarly debate.

You can visit our website for more information, and I will be happy if you let know and disseminate this new book series among your networks. I am eager to publish research monographs of Italianist scholars whose works cover different historical periods.