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Call for papers for Crime, Justice and the Law Network of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, MD, 12-15 November 2015.

The Crime, Justice and the Law Network is part of the Social Science History Association (SSHA) and linked with the European Social Science History Conference (ESSHC). Historians, sociologists, economists, criminologists, geographers, lawyers and independent scholars who are interested in both historical and contemporary developments in crime, policing and the law, are part of this network. The network’s purpose is to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and research across disciplines and methodologies. Many members of the network attend the annual meetings of the SSHA and the ESSHC to participate in sessions, roundtables, and poster displays that include the presentation of papers and discussions on important books, ongoing research projects and new research methods. The network prides itself in having a global approach to research on criminality, judicial and legal systems and encourages comparative perspectives on these subjects.

We welcome full sessions and papers on a wide range of topics but we are particularly interested in paper sessions that relate to the larger theme of this year’s conference: 'Pluralism and Community: Social Science History Perspectives'.  Possible topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • Use of Justice
  • Comparative Justice in global perspective
  • Police and Community Relations
  • Comparative studies in crime history
  • Legal pluralisms
  • Incarceration in a global perspective
  • Segregation in a global perspective

We also would like to highlight the possibility to organize book sessions where the "Author meets Critics".

The next SSHA conference is in Baltimore, Maryland, November 12-15, 2015. Information on the conference is available on the SSHA website www.ssha.org. Anyone with questions regarding the 2015 program of the Crime, Justice and the Law Network should contact the network representatives, Marion Pluskota This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Max Felker-Kantor, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The deadline for papers and sessions is 15 February 2015.

The next ESSHC conference will be in Valencia, Spain, March 30 - April 2, 2016. You can access information on this conference on the ESSHC website.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015 20:29