Abstract Submission (CLOSED)
Total number of abstracts submitted - 182. Abstracts were reviewed (blind review) by two international experts and a final decision was arrived. Abstracts were selected in a stiff competition.
Rate of Acceptance: 62.1% Rate of Rejection: 37.9%
The main theme of the Conference is
REVISITING INTERPERSONAL CRIMES AND VICTIMIZATION
Contemporary Criminologists and Victimologists have moved far beyond the basic understanding of Crimes and Victimization. Most of the Criminologists have moved beyond the core of criminology (i.e.) causation of crimes and focuses more on the issues and problems of the criminal justice system, as the contemporary society urges them to become more applied, rather than to remain theoretical. Same is the case of Victimologists, concentrating more on the rights of the victims, leaving the roots of victimization. Notably, only a handful of researchers work in the areas of Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization. Also, the patterns of Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization have changed in the contemporary globalized society, and needs to be understood from altogether a different dimension. Interpersonal crimes and Victimization need to be revisited and this conference will be a platform to go back again to the roots. Papers are invited on the main theme and the following sub themes.
The major sub themes are
1. Interpersonal Crimes against and by Women
The issue of Crimes against women have attracted the attention
of criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, legal
academicians as well as professionals, and lawmakers, since
the birth of the first wave of feminism way back in 19th and
early 20th century. The issue involves various forms of crimes
against women. Not to forget, the gender of perpetrators does
not limit to men always. In some cases, women are the
perpetrators in victimizing other women. The modern types of
crimes have proved that the probability of women victimization
has extended beyond one's imagination. Also there is a slight
increase in the rate of women offenders all over the world.
The rhetoric we need to answer in this context is: What are
the forms of crimes against women? Are these forms
‘traditional’ or do they change as per the socioeconomic
developments of the society? Why are crimes against women
increasing worldwide? Why do women involve in victimizing
fellow women? Does the existing legal infrastructure promote
crimes against women? Are the international conventions
specially focused on women, becoming weaker to offer any
possible solution to the problem of crimes against women? Why
there is an increase in women offending?
Sub focal themes - Sexual crimes against women; Crimes developing from battered relationships, including marriage and living in relationship; Dating Crimes against women; Dowry Harassment; Intimate Partner Violence; Social forms of crimes against working women; Honour killing: Is there honour?; Economic and Social oppression of women; Crimes against single mothers; Crimes against elderly women especially widows; Trafficking of women; Eve Teasing and Stalking; Prostitutes as victims; Women and Law; Women as Offenders.
2. Interpersonal crimes against Children and Youth and Children in Conflict with Law
Crimes against children can be divided into myriad forms, ranging from violation of child rights in war zones, child beggars, child marriages, physical and emotional torture of the children by parents, family as well as government agencies. Apart from the issue of crimes against children is another notable issue is the growth of children in conflict with laws. In this globalised world, the possibilities of children becoming offenders are greater compared to earlier days. 'The term ‘children in conflict with the law’ refers to anyone under 18 who comes into contact with the justice system as a result of being suspected or accused of committing an offence' (unicef definition). What are the specific forms of crimes against children? Why are the children and youth chosen targets for such sorts of crimes? Are the State agencies taking away fundamental rights of children in the name of child rights? Why do children come into conflict with the law? How do various systems push children towards criminality? What are the forms of crimes that can trap young adults and youth? Why does it happen? What could be the solution?
Sub focal themes - Child maltreatment; Battered childhood; Divorce / Separation of the parents and crimes against children; School bullying; Ragging / Hazing of College Youth; Corporal punishment and Victimization; Peer pressure and crimes against children; Adolescent sexual behaviour of the children and possible forms crimes and victimisation developing from the same; Child labourers and victimization; Children of war zone; Child Soldiers / Employment of children in the battleground; Victimisation of children as models of cine/TV/commercials and in reality shows; Risk Factors of Teens Internet Use; Drug addiction and Youth; Children in conflict with law: Juvenile Courts and infringement of child rights; Profile of Children in Conflict with the Law; Causes of Children coming in to conflict with law; General Characteristics of Children in Conflict with the Law; Children in Conflict with the Law at different Stages within the Justice System; Contemporary Trends and Patterns in Child offending.
3. Men as Victims: Myths and Realities
Ironically, Men of abuse are largely ignored by the society and laws, but women of abuse are seen as victims. In this modern era, Men have equal probability of becoming victims, especially in the hands of Women. Sexual harassment of Men and Domestic Violence against Men are no more funny issues. Men becoming victims of psychological and sexual harassment by women bosses in corporate bodies and governments is not uncommon. Men as rape victims have been recognized by governments. Recently (2012) the US Government has extended the definition of rape and included men too in the category of victims. In many countries, women have started using law as a weapon to abuse / harass men which were provided to protect themselves against men. Also, Male burden is greater in eastern societies, where they are entrusted with greater responsibilities, to take care of women in their families, especially daughters and sisters. Men are considered to be stronger and they suffer in silence without being able to express their victimization. To explore the myths and realities of this issue, the following question needs to be answered: What are the forms of crimes against men in a battered relationship? How do ex-spouses misuse the divorce laws to victimize men? How men are victimized in corporations / governments by women bosses?
Sub focal themes - Men as Victims of Intimate Partner Violence; Office politics and Men victims; Misuse of marriage and divorce laws to victimise men; Men as victims of emotional blackmailing by women; Dating offences and Men Victims; Gay relationships/marriages and victimization of men; Male burden in eastern societies and victimization of men.
4. Culture Conflict and Victimization of Groups
The 2011 Norway government's move to take away the custody of children from their Indian parents on the ground that the children are raised in non-European fashion is a glaring example of how cultural conflict can victimize particular races or groups. Culture conflict has raised numbers of issues including interracial intolerance, racial hatred and violence and so on. Culture conflict with various societies is common and victimization of specific groups is largely ignored. Also culture conflict both intra and inter needs to be analyzed. What are the forms of crimes that arise from cultural conflict? Why do they arise? How they should be tackled in the light of ‘global village’ concept? How should they be tackled in the light of human rights?
Sub focal themes - Victimization of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queers); Social, political and economic violence against groups; Culture Conflict and Dalits / Minorities Victimization; Child custody in the international perspective; Hate Crimes and Racial violence; Abuse of cultural rights of the migrants; Cross cultural marriages and victims of culture; Inter-country marriages and crimes and victimization rising due to domicile of the spouses.
5. Interpersonal Cyber Crimes: Problems of Social Networking
Crimes in the cyber space can be categorized into various types depending upon the nature of the relationship of the perpetrator and the victim. Of late, Interpersonal crimes involving social networking sites attracts huge attention of the society as well as the law and justice machinery, as it is growing exponentially. Many countries are trying to ban contents of social networking sites which infringe the privacy and abuse many. However, the rights guaranteed in the Constitution of those countries as well as the policies of the social networking sites prevent in a total ban of the abusive contents. What are the types of interpersonal cyber crimes against individuals? Who are the victims? How social networking sites are being misused?
Sub focal themes -
Internet stalking and harassment; problems of privacy
infringement; cyber bullying; defamation; Identity Theft and
Fraud; Online identity misuse; cyber blackmailing; Homicide/
Suicide with the help of Internet; child online grooming;
Jurisdictional and definitional concerns with
computer-mediated interpersonal crimes; Hate crimes in the
Internet; Insider Threat and Interpersonal Cyber Crimes;
Online sexual exploitation of women and children; Sexting; Are
Children Victims or offenders? Patterns and Trends of online
victimization; Legal issues in sexting; Criminological
Theories vis a vis Interpersonal Cyber Crimes.
Abstract Submission (Closed)
There are 3 slots of abstract submission.
1. Abstracts submitted on or before 1st August 2012 will receive the review results of selection or rejection on or before 1st September, 2012.
2. Abstracts submitted on or before 1st September 2012 will receive the review results of selection or rejection on or before 1st October 2012.
3. Abstracts submitted on or before 15th October, 2012 will receive the review results of selection or rejection on or before 15th November 2012.
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All the submitted abstracts in the Easy chair system will be sent to two international experts for review. The Programme Committee will receive the reviews and will take a final decision of selection or rejection in consultation with the General Chair and the General Chair will announce the Results via email to the authors.
Abstracts sent via email to us will not be accepted. Easy chair will automatically close by midnight GMT of 15th October 2012 (8AM 16thOctober 2012 Indian Time).
The South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) is committed to the academic community and the lay world in ensuring ethics. Plagiarism is strictly condemned and abstracts found to be plagiarized will be removed or will not be taken for review. The Free Dictionary by Farlex defines Plagiarism as "The act of appropriating the literary composition of another author, or excerpts, ideas, or passages there from, and passing the material off as one's own creation". Any sort of cut and paste work from the Internet will not be accepted. Please try to paraphrase or write on your own. While giving exact quotes put the lines in " ".
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Two or more authors can jointly submit a single abstract or a maximum of two abstracts. If the abstract(s) is selected for presentation, all the authors have to register for the conference to receive the certificate of presentation. If an author does not register he/she will not receive the certificate of presentation.
Within 2 weeks of the selection of the abstract, an extended abstract (click here to know more about extended abstracts) of 1000-1500 words, along with power point presentation (PPT) of the paper has to be sent to the General Chair @ email@example.com and full written paper will not be required for presentation at the conference. Each author will be given 20 minutes for presentation including 5 minutes for questions. PPTs should have only 30 or less slides.
Only Extended abstracts and PPTs will be published on DVD-ROM.
If an author's abstract is selected, and if he she fails to register and to pay registration fee the paper will not be included in the final programme.
All the authors are expected to attend the Conference to present their papers in person. NO CERTIFICATES WILL BE ISSUED 'IN ABSENTIA'. Certificates of Presenters who do not turn up to the conference, will be shredded on the last day of the Conference.
Sending in an abstract implies a commitment to actually participate to the conference. Those unable to come, are urged to make this known to the Conference Administrator as soon as possible. Not showing up without any notice will harm the quality of the panel session.
For publication of revised papers: After the Conference, an expert committee will select quality papers based on the extended abstracts and presentation of the authors at the conference and revised papers (not exceeding 8000 words) will be invited from the selected authors, (Sufficient time would be provided to write) and will be published in a special conference edition of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (official journal of SASCV) and/or an edited book volume to be published by Taylor and Francis Group. The SASCV 2011 Conference Volume (selected papers) is in the process of publication by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group as "Global Criminology: Crime and Victimization in the Globalized Era". The SASCV 2011 special conference edition of the International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (official journal of SASCV) is available here.