CFP for the 2nd Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference at QUT
The call for papers for the 2nd Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Conference at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, July 8-11, 2013 is available online at:
Papers are invited to be submitted under the general theme or any of the sub-themes listed below.
General Theme: Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Criminal justice and penal systems have increased dramatically in size, reach and punitiveness over the past two decades, a period dominated by neo-liberalism across the UK, US, parts of Europe and Australia, and the scaling back of other forms of state intervention. Critical scholars in the social sciences from a range of disciplines – sociology, law, criminology, politics and history – have long been attuned to the dangers that lurk within the power to criminalize. The general theme of this conference invites papers that aim to reinvigorate the intellectual and policy debates about the link between social justice, social democracy and the reduction of harm, crime and victimization through the alleviation of inequalities and building of more socially just and inclusive societies. It provides a timely reflection on the neo-liberal epoch of crime control, the growing demand for justice and democratic reform sweeping parts of the globe, and the impact of the global corporatism on the erosion of social, civil and human rights.
• Policing, Security and Democratic Freedoms
• Gender, Sexuality and Justice
• Social, Criminal and Indigenous Justice
• Penal policy and punishment in the global era
• Eco-Justice, Corporate Crimes and Official Corruption
• Courts, Law and Justice Institutions
You can check out last year’s conference proceedings here http://crimejusticeconference.com/publications/