Opportunities, Calls for Papers, and Conferences

Criminal Justice Research Center - Graduate Student ASC Travel Grants Awards

The Criminal Justice Research Center announces its 2015 Graduate Student ASC Travel Grant Awards competition. This competition is open to any OSU graduate student who has submitted an abstract and will present their work at the 2015 American Society of Criminology’s Annual Meeting, to be held on November 18 - 21, 2015 in Washington, DC at the Washington Hilton. Selected applicants will receive $ 500 dollars each for conference and travel-related costs. In addition, selected applicants will be expected to present their ASC conference papers at the CJRC Graduate Student Research Symposium. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, September 30, 2015. To be considered for the award, please submit the title and abstract of your conference paper, as well as a one-paragraph statement detailing how the grant will assist you in furthering your graduate work. Email submissions to Christopher Yanai at yanai.7@osu.edu. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Call for Faculty Seed Grant Proposals

The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) invites proposals relating to research on issues of Crime and Criminal Justice. We will consider faculty research proposals for internal funds (up to $10,000) to support research that will result in grant applications for external funds. This call will remain open, with no deadline, until CJRC available funds are expired. We welcome proposals relating to research on a wide range of topics, and from faculty from a variety of disciplines/schools. The CJRC will award individual grants ranging up to $10,000 to support research related expenses excluding faculty buy-out time or summer salary support. Priority will be given to work that has strong potential to compete for external awards from agencies such as NIH, NSF, NIJ, or other entities which embody CJRC's fostering of 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 or related to CJRC seed grant-funded research. In addition all presentations or publications resulting from support should acknowledge the Criminal Justice Research Center at OSU. All full-time (OSU) faculty whose appointments will continue to be active in the 2016-2017 academic year are eligible to submit an application. The announcement and associated materials are available.

The cover page, application and instructions are also available.

The American Society of Criminology 71st Annual Meeting

Nov 18-21, 2015
Theme: The Politics of Crime and Justice

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Special Issue of Criminal Justice Studies

Topic: Cybersecurity and Criminal Justice

Call For Papers

Over the past three decades the nature of cyber offending has changed dramatically. When first surfacing as a crime problem, much of the research focused on legal and conceptual issues related to computer crime. As well, the types of offenses and offenders have evolved from teenage hackers to organized criminals to terror networks. Today, it is recognized that cyber offending is a multifaceted problem that has requires enhanced response strategies from the criminal justice system. Efforts to identify, investigate, and prosecute cyber offenders are evolving. Criminal justice research has lagged behind. This special issue will include articles on the evolving types of cyber security crimes, investigation strategies, prosecutorial strategies, and strategies for improving criminal justice awareness about cyber offending.
Potential topics:

  • Rates of cybercrime over time
  • Financial offending and cyberspace
  • Cybersecurity and Policing efforts
  • Cybersecurity as a form of homeland security
  • Cybersecurity and political agendas
  • The criminal justice discipline and cyber security

Papers should not exceed 30 double-spaced pages. Manuscripts will undergo blind review. For general guidelines related to manuscript preparation and review process, visit the journal’s website.

Submission deadline: November 30, 2015
Submission procedure: email completed manuscript to Brian K. Payne at bpayne@odu.edu.

Call for Papers: Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2016

Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice

Special Issue: Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism (August 2017 issue) guest edited by Gary LaFree and Joshua D. Freilich

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism. Primary consideration will be given to submissions that feature original, innovative, and empirical work. Manuscripts considered for this special issue may focus on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to):

  1. radicalization to extremist violence,
  2. law enforcement efforts to counter violent extremism,
  3. group offenders versus lone offenders,
  4. building individual, and or/community resilience to violent extremism,
  5. the etiology of violent extremism versus gangs or hate groups, and
  6. the impact of legislation and/or other interventions by both governments and non-state actors to counter violent extremism

The special issue is especially welcoming of interdisciplinary perspective on these topics, and all types of methods and theoretical orientations are welcome subjects for the special issue. All submitted manuscripts should seek to advance theory, and feature key implications for crime policy and practice. All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. An abstract of approximately 100 words must accompany the manuscript. Manuscripts must be 30 pages or less, double-spaced, including the abstract, references, and all figures and tables.Manuscripts should be received no later than September 1, 2016.

Please send two electronic copies of the manuscript one complete version (with a cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional affiliation with complete address, email and phone contact information; acknowledgments; research grant information), and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review, to Gary LaFree (glafree@umd.edu) and Josh Freilich (jfreilich@jjay.cuny.edu).

Please include "Special Issue of JCCJ-CVE" in the subject line. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.).