Opportunities, Calls for Papers and Conferences

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. Grant applications are due April 15, 2016. 

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 Ohio State. All full-time Ohio State 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.

Criminal Justice Research Center - Graduate Student Research Grants Awards

The Criminal Justice Research Center announces its 2016 Graduate Student Research Grant Awards. The purpose of these awards is to provide funding that will enable graduate research on topics related to crime, delinquency and justice. Consideration for these rewards is open to all Ohio State graduate students. Funding can be used to purchase data, software, travel expenses or other research-related expense.  Awards  range from $200-$600 depending on funding needs. To apply for these funds, please send a two-four page proposal that describes the research project, what the funds will be used for and how they will advance your study. Include in the proposal a detailed budget that provides specifics details about how funds will be spent.  Please include a signature from a faculty advisor indicating that they agree with the student’s research needs described in the proposal (on cover page). The deadline for submission is Friday, April 15, 2016. Email submissions to Christopher Yanai at yanai.7@osu.edu. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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 Sept. 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.).

CFP: Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation

Paris Legal Publishers announces the Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation (JHTE). A general call for papers encourages submission by April 1, 2016, for inclusion in the first issue.

A special issue in autumn will address comparative interpretations of legal doctrines concerning sexual exploitation and sex trafficking:

In cooperation with the Robina Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School, the focus of this special issue will concern the interpretation of legal doctrines in the context of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and the practical results of such interpretations. Concepts such as exploitation, force, fraud, coercion, consent, etc. will be analyzed in a comparative legal perspective across various jurisdictions around In cooperation with the Robina Institute for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Minnesota Law School, the focus of this special issue will concern the interpretation of legal doctrines in the context of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking, and the practical results of such interpretations. Concepts such as exploitation, force, fraud, coercion, consent, etc. will be analyzed in a comparative legal perspective across various jurisdictions around the globe.

Call for papers

Innocence Network Conference

The Innocence Scholarship Committee of the Innocence Network is seeking high quality social science and legal scholarship for presentation at the 2016 Innocence Network Conference in San Antonio, Texas on April 8-9, 2016 (http://www.innocencenetwork.org/conference).

Areas of research are open but should touch upon the multifaceted causes, implications, and/or remedies of wrongful conviction. International papers are welcome but must be submitted in English. Please submit a title and paper proposal to the Innocence Scholarship Committee at this gmail account: innocencescholarship@gmail.com by February 1, 2016. Paper proposals must be no more than 200 words. Drafts must be submitted to the Committee by March 25, 2016.

The Innocence Scholarship Committee is actively seeking publication for those papers accepted for Conference presentations in a law review symposium edition. More information about that is forthcoming.

The Innocence Scholarship Committee is comprised of the following Members: Professor Aliza Kaplan, Oregon Innocence Project, Lewis & Clark School of Law, Portland, Oregon; Associate Professor Valena Beety, West Virginia Innocence Project, West Virginia University College of Law; Assistant Professor Keith Findley, Wisconsin Innocence Project, University of Wisconsin Law School; and Associate Professor Gwen Jordan, Illinois Innocence Project, University of Illinois-Springfield.

International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

LSA members are encouraged to submit paper and program proposals and participate in the International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, which will take place July 14-16, 2016 at Fordham Law School in New York City. More than 300 legal academics, practitioners and regulators from around the world will convene to discuss issues of common interest relating to ethics and the legal profession, including: access to justice, the rule of law, ethics in clinical education, professionalism, globalization, interdisciplinary approaches, lawyers as societal role models and many others.

Topics will be explored from different legal cultures, including both common law and civil law traditions, and by speakers from different parts of the world, including both developed and developing nations. ILEC VII panels and discussions will be organized around these 8 themes:

Culture; Technology; Ethics and Society; Empirical Perspectives on the Legal Profession and Legal Ethics; Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Legal Profession; Philosophy and Legal Ethics; Regulation of the Legal Profession and Judiciary; Ethics and Legal Education; Globalization and the Legal Profession; Rule of Law; and the Legal Profession

To register, propose a paper or program or sponsor an international attendee: http://law.fordham.edu/ilec2016. Questions:steincenter@law.fordham.edu.

Removal date: April 1, 2016

The American Society of Criminology 72nd Annual Meeting

Nov. 16-19, 2016

Theme: The many colors of crime and justice

Hotel Information: Hilton New Orleans Riverside

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 561-0500

Reservations Phone Number: (coming soon)

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Dear Colleague Letter: Supporting Research Advances in Smart and Connected Communities

The National Science Foundation is looking for people who are interested in helping their Smart and Connected Communities goals. Any current research that has evidence supporting results making communities more “livable, workable, sustainable or connected” can apply for a supplemental grant.

For more information click here [pdf].


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