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19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

ConverGENT

Convergent roads, bridges and

new pathways in criminology

Ghent, Belgium

18.09. - 21.09.2019

 

Eurocrim 2019 The  Movie

Belgium is a relatively small country on the world map, yet it has among the highest density of criminologists and criminology students and played an important historical role in the development of different schools of thought.

​Belgium also has something unique to offer as a meeting point for social scientists. Its complex political structure and its central location at the heart of institutional Europe draws the interests of political sciences. Because of its high population density, specific opportunity structure and growing diversity in the urban contexts, its cities constitute interesting social laboratories for criminologists.

​The 19th conference of the ESC is an ideal moment to collectively reflect about what unifies and divides criminologists in the 21st century: roads, whether convergent or divergent, provide strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Some paths will be less trodden. Some (criminological) bridges are in desperate need of repair after years of dilapidation, other bridges have never been built strong enough to hold new ideas and pathways.

​The organizing committee and the board of the ESC kindly invite you to take part in discussions on (cross)roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology.

 

Registration

 

Latest AIC Publications

New publications available

The Australian Institute of Criminology has released five new Trends and Issues publications, now all available on the AIC website.

Trends and Issues


For the latest crime and justice facts and figures, visit Crime Statistics Australia.

 

Registration Criminal Justice Summer Course 2019 now open!

02-07-2019, Barcelona

The Criminal Justice Platform Europe (CJPE) organises the 3rd International Criminal Justice Summer Course in Barcelona (2-5 July 2019). The Summer Course will be a combination of workshops, plenary sessions and field visits bringing together participants with a background in prison, probation and restorative justice from a variety of European countries. 

The theme chosen for this edition of the Summer Course is “Criminal Justice in a Polarised Society“. The aim is to offer an unique opportunity for criminal justice colleagues from different jurisdictions to reflect on what impact polarisation is having upon crime. Extremist views in the media attract huge attention; reactions across society can create anxiety, anger, harm; politics and religion seem more divisive than ever; and professionals in the criminal justice system have to find a way to engage with diverse offenders and prevent paths that may lead to further violence. By sharing ideas and considering the very latest research and programmes, participants of this Summer Course will be stimulated to engage with the debate on polarisation and to make a positive contribution back home.

Each organisation member of CJPE will address the main topic from a different but complementary angle in one of the 3 parallel workshop sessions:

  • The European Organisation of Prison and Correctional Services (EuroPris) will focus on how to manage violent extremist offenders in prison settings;
  • The Confederation of European Probation (CEP) will explore how to encourage social inclusion in a polarised society;
  • The European Forum for Restorative Justice (EFRJ) will look how to engage communities and transform conflicts in polarised societies.

Register now or visit our website for more information about the International Criminal Justice Summer Course.