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07 March 2012

 

The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology (NSfK) is pleased to announce our 54th Research Seminar. This year’s seminar will be hosted in Selfoss, Iceland from 6th to 9th of May 2012.  The seminar has a capacity to host 100 participants. Accommodation and travelling expences are covered for the 100 attendees that are chosen from among the applicants. We welcome all interested parties to apply for participation in the seminar. Applicants from the Nordic countries giving presentations will be prioritized.

In 2012, The Scandinavian Research Council for Criminology celebrates its 50 year anniversary. In the research seminar, we will try to draw an outline of the major criminological themes of the past 50 years while we, as we always do on research seminars, allow new research to be presented.

Main themes

This year΄s main themes, we consider to be representative of different periods in the Nordic criminological research:

  • Future requirements for criminological research (evidence-based research and practise in criminology)
  • Corporate crime
  • Welfare society, penalties and legal rights. Penalties against youth in the Nordic welfare state.
  • Drugs, crime and social control

The seminar includes plenary sessions related to the conference's main themes as well as parallel sessions in which the ongoing Nordic research will be discussed in smaller working groups. These sessions are open to papers that deal with other issues than the main themes.

The parallel sessions will be organized around a submitted paper briefly presented by the author, followed by a discussion initiated by a pre-designated commentator. All conference participants will be able to read the submitted papers in advance.

Registration and Call for papers

The seminar has a capacity to host 100 participants. Accommodation and travelling expences will be covered for the 100 attendees, chosen from the applicants. We welcome all interested parties to apply for participation in the seminar. Applicants from the Nordic countries giving presentations will be prioritized. Commentators will be appointed, mainly from among those who participate without a paper.

Registrations must be made ​​no later than 28 March and must include contact information, title and abstract of any paper. The application form can be downloaded here.

Participants presenting a paper, will submit their presentations to the NSfK‘s secretariat before 21 April. Final version of articles should be approximately 10-15 pages in length and written in Scandinavian languages or English and submitted to NSfK for publishing in June 2012.

Selfoss

Hotel Selfoss is located at a stone throw from Reykjavik. It is a perfect base from which to explore the south of Iceland. Transport to and from the conference will be provided. 

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