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The Ninth Biennial International Conference Criminal Justice and Security – Contemporary Criminal Justice Practice and Research

Event date
September 19-21, 2012
Short description

The Ninth Biennial International Conference "Criminal Justice and Security in Central and Eastern Europe Contemporary Criminal Justice Practice and Research" will be held at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor Ljubljana, Slovenia on September 19-21, 2012.


The conference will have two parallel tracks: the Research Track and the Practitioners’ Track. While the Research Track is the primary focus of the conference, the conference will also provide some practical guidance to criminal justice practitioners dealing with "nuts and bolts" of the everyday policing and criminal justice practice.

Four presentation options are available within the Research Track: Panel Presentations, Poster Sessions, Graduate Students Sessions, and Author meets Critics. The panels include formal presentations of written papers, with time allotted for discussion. The poster session allows for a summary presentation of individual works. Authors post printed information about their research on a board for inspection by attendees; further, separate sessions are scheduled for the authors to meet with interested parties at their poster locations for further informal discussion on a particular study.

Novel research papers and posters are invited on any topic related to contemporary theory and practice of social control. While papers typically present results from completed research, poster presentations are especially appropriate for works in progress. Although we are primarily looking for research papers, high-quality conceptual papers will also be considered.

Author Meets Critics sessions will provide an opportunity to meet and critically discuss the recent work relevant for the theme of the conference Policing.

Graduate Students Sessions will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to meet and critically discuss with Academia their recent work on doctoral thesis.

Two presentation options are also available within the Practitioners’ Track: Workshops and Roundtables. Workshops include formal presentations with a variable number of presenters aimed at disseminating information among the participants, rather than eliciting discussion. They are focused on a particular practical issue, providing applicable information and/or experience on such as "Understanding police work", "Motivating for partnership in community poliling", "What are advantages and disadvantages of crime control and prevention programmes?", "What are the main problems of criminal investigation of insurance fraud?". The organisers encourage workshops founded on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives. Roundtables should emphasize open discussions on diverse viewpoints in a particular topic area. Several well-informed individuals serve as discussants, though no formal papers are presented. Such examples might include roundtables on "Can high levels of safety/security and human rights be reconciled?" or "What can be done for better understanding of the role of police in crime prevention?".


Information on the conference, including call for papers, guidelines for submission, possibility of publishing, and registration is available on a conference website:

Source: Email by Tominc Bernarda, University of Maribor

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
  • WBC
Scientific focus
  • Social Sciences
Related organisations

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on February 21, 2012
Modified on April 11, 2012