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Faculty Seed Grant Awards. The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) requests proposals relating to research on "Crime and Criminal Justice." Consistent with our mission of fostering policy-relevant research on these topics, we are inviting proposals for Faculty Seed Grants for proposed periods between July 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014. We welcome proposals relating to research on a wide range of topics, and from faculty from a variety of disciplines/schools. The Center will award individual grants ranging from $10,000-$15,000. Priority will be given to work (1) that is collaborative and interdisciplinary, and (2) has strong potential to compete for external awards from agencies such as NIH, NSF, NIJ, or other entities which embody CJRC's fostering of collaborative interdisciplinary research on crime/delinquency and justice issues. Grant recipients are required to give a portion of indirects (e.g. 10 to 20 percent) from future, external grants based on CJRC seed grant-funded research. All full-time (OSU) faculty whose appointments will continue in the 2013-2014 academic year are eligible to submit an application. Application Instructions. Each application must include: (1) A completed cover page; (2) an abstract of the project; (3) a full project description with bibliography; (4) a budget and justification; and (5) curriculum vitae for each participant. Send six (6) physical copies of the full application to the address below. All materials must be submitted by 5:00pm, Friday, April 26, 2013 to: Criminal Justice Research Center, ATTN: Debbie Flower-Smith, Ohio State University, 231 Journalism Building, 242 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210. Please direct all inquiries to: email@example.com
The Lorain County Reentry Coalition (LCRC) seeks a part-time coordinator – LCRC needs a coordinator for its work with individuals returning to the community after incarceration. Responsibilities: coordinate Coalition meetings; network with community and other coalitions; data collection; facilitate the formulation and implementation of service delivery to offenders. Skills: effective written and oral communication, Word and Excel. Background: BA in human services field or comparable experience. Three years similar experience with knowledge of local human services preferred. A valid driver's license is required. E-mail resume to LorainCountyReentry@gmail.com.
5th Annual International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies Conference: A Cross-Disciplinary Exploration is now accepting abstracts – The event will be held September 23, 24, and 25, 2013 at Indiana State University. The conference is sponsored by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Indiana State University. Abstracts and presenter registration are due May 6, 2013. Featured Speakers Include: Gray Cavender, Patricia Adler, Michelle Brown, Pauline Brennan, Rachel Hall, Alyce McGovern, Felicia Miyakawa, and Anita Say Chan. Click here for further information, abstract submission and registration. Please contact Founding Conference Chair Dr. Franklin T. Wilson at Frank.Wilson@indstate.edu with questions.
Call for papers for a Feminist Criminology Special Issue: 30th Anniversary of the Division on Women & Crime – In November 2014 the American Society of Criminology's Division on Women & Crime will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. In honor of this milestone event, the Division's official journal, Feminist Criminology, is soliciting papers for a special issue commemorating the DWC's 30th anniversary. Papers for this issue will be divided into three categories but will have one unifying theme: an assessment of the "state of the discipline" for feminist criminology. All papers submitted, regardless of category, should be anchored in an analysis of current best practices for feminist criminology. The three categories include: Feminist criminological theorizing, Feminist criminological methodology, and Feminist criminological praxis. The guest editors for this special issue are Susan Sharp and Amanda Burgess-Proctor. Empirical analyses are preferred, but theoretical essays also may be submitted for consideration. The deadline for submission is Friday, April 19th, 2013. The special issue will be published in November 2014 to coincide with the ASC Annual Meeting. Any manuscripts not selected for publication in the special issue will automatically be submitted for review to Feminist Criminology. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically here. Complete manuscript submission guidelines are available at http://fcx.sagepub.com. Please direct questions to Susan Sharp at firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Burgess-Proctor at email@example.com.
Call for submissions: Special Issue of Fast Capitalism and Edited Book: Guns, Violence, and the Public Sphere – In this special issue (FC10.1) devoted to a discussion of gun violence and the public sphere, authors could consider rates of gun violence, initiatives for gun control, risks associated with gun ownership, international and intercultural variations in firearms ownership, issues of masculinity and femininity tied to violence, media coverage of violent crimes, the characteristics of mass shootings in schools, malls, restaurants or other public places, and a host of related issues. They are open to all methodological approaches, and welcome work in both the social sciences and cultural studies. Articles will be of typical journal/book chapter length. They can also publish multimedia presentations inasmuch as 'Fast Capitalism' is an electronic journal (found at www.fastcapitalism.com). The deadline for submission is May 1, 2013. Please send papers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please format papers according to our style guide found at the web site. They also hope to publish the special issue as a bound book, much as they did with their treatment of Virginia Tech ("There is a Gunman on Campus"). Discussions about this are underway with a publisher.
Call for applications for Associate Editor of The Criminologist – The Associate Editor will work under the guidance of the ASC Vice President, who is Editor of The Criminologist. The Associate Editor's responsibilities will include arranging for the publication of interviews with prominent criminologists; descriptions of criminology programs, research organizations, policy centers, or government agencies; and articles on new data sources in criminology, such as surveys and web sites. The Associate Editor will edit the Obituary page, compile international news for the Criminology around the World section, and explore possibilities for book reviews and other enhancements. The Associate Editor will work with the ASC Vice-President, Executive Committee, Publications Committee and others to generate ideas for these articles; and the Associate Editor will ensure that the articles are submitted in a timely manner and suitable form. The Associate Editor must be a member in good standing of the ASC, will serve a three year term, beginning in November of 2013, and will receive a stipend of $3500 each year to support their work (e.g., travel to meetings, computer equipment, student assistants). Applicants should send a letter of interest and a CV by May 31, 2013 to Carolyn Rebecca Block at email@example.com.
The American Bar Association Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence is now accepting submissions for the Tenth Annual Law Student Writing Competition. Submissions must address the legal needs of victims of domestic violence or domestic violence victims and their children, or advance efforts to address the incidence, causes and effects of intimate partner violence. Submissions may be no longer than 7500 words (typically 20-25 pages), including footnotes and other text but excluding author identifying information, and must be double-spaced with one-inch margins. Any paper exceeding the 7500 word limit WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Students are free to submit papers of shorter length as they are most concerned with quality and originality. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013. Please click here for more details.
Behavioral Sciences and Law invites submissions for a forthcoming special issue on Measuring and Interpreting the Predictive Validity of Violence Risk Assessment – This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive and accessible resource for researchers, clinicians, and policymakers interested in the measurement of predictive validity or the use of such findings in clinical or legal practice. They invite empirical and conceptual papers on the measurement of predictive validity as it relates to violence risk assessment. In addition, papers focusing on the implications of the measurement of predictive validity for public protection and individual liberty are also welcome, as are legal perspectives on these issues. Papers should be no longer than 35 pages, inclusive of all tables, figures and references. References should be in American Psychological Association style. The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2012. Please send two electronic copies of the submission, one blinded for peer review, to John Petrila, J.D., LL.M., University of South Florida (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jay P. Singh, Ph.D., University of South Florida (email@example.com), the guest editor for this issue.
Critical Criminology: An International Journal invites original submissions for a special issue, "Queer/ing Criminology: New Directions and Framework" – The issue is guest edited by Matthew Ball, Carrie L. Buist, and Jordan Blair Woods. The issue will be published in March 2014. The goal of the special issue is to begin a discussion on how critical criminology can assist in increasing criminological engagement with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations, and sexual orientation and gender identity concepts. The editors are especially interested in contributions that offer critical insight on updating existing and/or developing new conceptual frameworks to address
criminological issues involving sexual orientation, gender identity, and LGBTQ populations. Manuscripts should be under 6,500 words (including tables, illustrations, notes and references) and conform to the manuscript style of the Critical Criminology journal. Manuscripts for the special issue should be sent electronically in Microsoft Word format to Jordan Blair Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2013 with "Queer Criminology Manuscript" in the subject line. If authors would like to discuss a potential topic for the special issue, please e-mail Jordan at that address.