24 February 2015

CALL FOR PAPERS: Crime, Justice, and the Law Network (DEADLINE 2 March 2015)

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H-Law anonunced a Call for Papers on "Crime, Justice and the Law" ( Network of the Social Science History Association, Baltimore (MD)), for a conference to be held 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 (or 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".
 Practical information:
The next SSHA conference is in Baltimore, Maryland, November 12-15, 2015. Information on the conference is available on the SSHA website Anyone with questions regarding the 2015 program of the Crime, Justice and the Law Network should contact the network representatives, Marion Pluskota or Max Felker-Kantor,

Full text on H-Net.

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