Ljubljana, Slovenia | September 26-27, 2016
The conference will have two parallel tracks: Research Track and Practitioners Track. While the Research Track is the primary focus of the conference, we would also like the conference to be a forum for criminal justice practitioners to share their best practices with the audience.
Panel Presentations, Graduate Students Sessions, and Author Meets Critic are presentation options available within the Research Track. The panels include formal presentations of written papers, with time allotted for discussion.
Research papers are invited on any topic related to contemporary theory and practice of social control in relation to professionalism, trust and legitimacy. Author Meets Critic sessions will provide an opportunity to meet and critically discuss the recent work relevant for the theme of the conference.
Graduate Students Sessions will provide an opportunity for doctoral students to meet and critically discuss their recent work from their doctoral thesis.
Two presentation options are also available within the Practitioners’ Track : Workshops and Roundtables. Workshops include formal presentations with a 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 topics as "Police legitimacy", "Motivating for partnership in community policing", "Advantages and disadvantages of contemporary police PR (public relations) activities", "Challenges to establishing professional standards to criminal justice practitioners", “Prisoners and prison officers – legitimacy issues”.
We 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. Examples might include roundtables on "Relationship between effectiveness and legitimacy of criminal justice" or "Understanding the role of criminal justice in dealing with serious crimes".