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Call for papers
 International conference ‘Crime in Latin America’
 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 25, 26, and 27 November 2024

Organisers:

Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro (Law Post-Graduate Programme), Brazil & University of Oslo, Norway

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The international conference Crime in Latin America brings together social science scholars who conduct empirical research on crime and criminal justice in Latin America. Topics of interest include:

  • The causes of crime.

  • The social conditions in which crime occurs.

  • The lives of people who commit criminalized acts.

  • The dynamics of criminality and organized crime.

  • The processes of criminalization.

  • The criminal justice system, including prisons.

  • The dynamics of victimization.

  • The social consequences of crime.

 

The conference brings together diverse perspectives and cover a variety of topics to compile solid, broad, and in-depth knowledge about crime on the continent.

Organization: The event will be in-person. There will be parallel sessions throughout the day (from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and five plenary sessions (one opening, one intermediate, and one closing; morning sessions from 10:30 to 12:00, night sessions from 18:00 to 19:30). The parallel sessions will be panels with multiple presentations (between three and four), where each presentation will last 20 minutes, and the session will last one and a half hours. Each plenary session will last one and a half hours.

 

Language: Presentations will be in English, Portuguese, and Spanish—some of these panels will have live translation.

Participation fee: Participation will be free of charge for both people presenting papers and attending the event. However, all participants will need to cover their own transportation, accommodation, and meals.

Registration: Submit your abstract, of no more than 120 words, to the organising committee by 1 June 2024, through this link: https://nettskjema.no/a/crimla#/page/1

Organising committee: Salo de Carvalho, Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; David R. Goyes and Sveinung Sandberg, University of Oslo, Norway.

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