Abstract Submission (CLOSED)

Abstract Statistics

  • Total number of abstracts submitted - 166. 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: 71.08%                  Rate of Rejection: 28.92%

  

The Main Theme of the Conference is:

VIOLENCE AND VICTIMIZATION: NEW CHALLENGES FOR TRADITIONAL AND MODERN SOCIETIES

2014-15 is marked by violence by terror groups like Bokoharam, ISIS and other extremist Jihadist groups who are armed with modern technology including digital communication technology to create wide spread violence. In 2014 BokoHaram Jihadists shocked the world by kidnapping 276 school girls. Many of these girls were sexually abused and were allegedly used as sex slaves. Subsequently the other terror groups directed their attacks towards secular bloggers and then to destroy historical sites situated in the Middle East regions. 2014-15 is also earmarked by new genre of crimes targeted to individuals and organizations. State sponsored violence and abuse of power are becoming prominent especially to cover up corruptive unethical practices. With the growth of technology, interpersonal crimes are also growing. Workplace violence including gender abuse as well as violent murders based on workplace jealousy and conflict is growing in an enormous number. Also, recent studies have found that there is an interconnection between all forms of violence and hence, there is a pertinent need to focus on violence and victimization and its challenges for traditional and modern societies. On the basis of these, the Third International Conference of SASCV invites papers from academicians, students, practitioners and other stake holders including the NGOs, on the main theme and the following sub themes.

The major sub themes are
1. Interpersonal and Self Directed Violence
Human relationships have crossed barriers including race, country, language and religious beliefs. But in south Asian regions community clashes based on inter-religious/lingual/racial love affairs or marriages existed since long and honour based violence have become common. Also, child abuse and elderly abuse have grown to greater proportions. Farmer suicides and other suicides have become integrated in to the cultural milieu of the traditional societies without solutions. There are many questions that need to be pondered over. How do the in laws families treat the new bride? What sorts of interpersonal violence occur for winning the custody of the child? Whether in some cases men are victimized using domestic violence laws? How and why children and elderly abused and what are are the legal protection for preventing such victimization? What sorts of violence and victimisation is mitigated to children by parents? In spite of laws, rules and guidelines why do modern day students involve in violence? Whether suicide or bid to suicide is being taken as a moral weapon to prevent the society from prohibiting violence?

Sub focal themes - Interpersonal Violence: Homicides and Murder; Child abuse, Child maltreatment; physical and/or emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, neglect, negligence and commercial or other child exploitation and exposure to intimate partner violence. Intimate partner violence against women, Date Violence, Domestic Violence, ritual abuse-torture within families, domestic violence against women with disabilities, pseudo-family violence, domestic violence within modern families, Honour Killing, Men as Victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Misuse of marriage and divorce laws to victimise men, Men as victims of emotional blackmailing by women, abuse of the elderly, youth violence, stalking violence, random acts of violence, sexual violence including rape or sexual assault by strangers. Self-directed violence: suicidal behaviour, self-abuse, suicidal thoughts, attempted suicides, self-mutilation, Euthanisia.

 

2. Collective and Targeted Violence

Religious and sectarian violence was not a new phenomenon, but, Collective Violence is growing both in South Asian regions as well as other regions. Collective Violence including terrorism has seen a sea change after 9/11 in USA and 26/11 in India. The creation of ISIS has paved way for more violence and their presence is a great threat to all nations. Also, targeted violence like contract killings, kidnapping and rape is growing in the globalized scenario. The rape and killing of a paramedic in New Delhi in December 2012 has raised many questions on the protection of citizens in fastly developing cities. What can concerned citizens do to stop such terroristic activities individually and collectively? What are the counter terror measures taken by various nations and what are the pitfalls? What is the main failure of the criminal justice processes in preventing collective and targeted violence? What are the commonalities between targeted victims and why certain groups tend to target a specific type of individual?

Sub focal themes - Religious and Sectarian violence, Caste based Violence, Communal Violence, ISIS, Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Internal War, Extreme Right Wing Political Violence, Violence in Sports, Targeted Violence, Kidnapping, Abduction and Rape, Contract Killing, Violence in the Borders of the Countries (like Kashmir, Israel-Palestine).

 

3. Workplace Violence

Workplace violence is violence or the threat of violence against workers. It can occur at or outside the work environment. It can be in the form of threats, bullying, sexual harassment, verbal abuse, physical abuse or even homicide. This is also considered as one of the major causes for job related deaths. Workplace violence is recognized as a specific category of violent crime that calls for distinct responses from the employers, law enforcement and the community. The issue of violence and victimization in the workplace has experienced greater recognition in the recent times, mostly in the developed nations. However, the issue of workplace violence is now only getting a deeper focus in South Asian nations; especially sexual harassment at work place is highlighted much due to the media and some judicial guidelines. There is a significant growth of workplace violence in the modern workplaces in the South Asian nations. In the globalized scenario, and the growth the IT field and the change of work times work place has increased in India and there are many cases of rape and murder of women employees by their colleagues or service providers. Also, places like academic organizations like schools, colleges and Universities are now considered as workplace and there are significant growth of workplace violence in these spaces starting from ordinary bullying to murders. What are the forms of work place violence? What impact it causes on the victims? Why laws on workplace violence are not effectively used? Why some times sexual harassment laws are misused? What are the ways to increase awareness on workplace violence and its prevention? How women are targeted by men in workplace and also why some women target other women in workplace? How men are victimized in corporations / governments by women bosses?

Sub focal themes - Workplace violence: Mudslinging, rumor mongering, emotional abuse, bullying and harassment (both sexual and non-sexual). Workplace violence in the government sector, Workplace violence in the private, organized and unorganized sectors, Work place violence in school, college, university in its many forms, including gun and weapon usage, assault and sexual harassment, bullying, fighting, suicide, and hate crimes.

 

4. State-Sponsored violence and Abuse of Power

The state has the ultimate power and whether it is democratically elected government or autocratically managed government it is seen that most the states abuse their power and sponsor violence. Some governments use their machineries like police, army and prisons to harass, assault, and abuse their own citizens. Some states like Sri Lanka are accused of Genocide and War Crimes. Guantanamo Bay, a controversial prison that tortures many in the US and recently the US President Obama has announced that the prison will be closed in a phased manner. This is only a tip of the iceberg and there are many such prisons in the world. Also, state sponsored violence in the borders has grown and there are some countries which secretly create internal conflict in rival nations. State sponsored violence encourages its own citizens and it will create a culture of violence and negatively impact on the development of any nation. Why do some states involve in sponsored violence? Why do states maintain centers of torture? Why do governments abuse their own citizens? In spite of UN declaration of abuse of power, why do many states encourage abuse of power?

Sub focal themes - State Terrorism, State sponsored Violence, Abuse of Power, Genocide and War Crimes, Internally displaced persons, Conventions, International Criminal Court, International Crimes and Laws, Crimes against humanity, torture and enforced disappearances, Crime of apartheid, Rape and sexual violence sponsored by state and crimes against peace.

 

5. Online Violence

Online Violence has become very common now and most of the perpetrators who were offline are now online and induce violence against state, corporations and individuals. Because, of online hatred and violence there were many incidents of offline violence. Most of the innocent public have become victims of online violence such as bullying, stalking and rumor mongering and defamation. Particularly, women are much targeted online as patriarchy has pervaded the internet. Sexism and misogyny is an accepted fact in online spaces and women journalists and activists have become the targets of online sexual violence. Even though women are the top most victims of online violence, there are many cases where men as well as transgender are abused and harassed online. Why online violence occur? Why do some people perceive online violence as normal? Why laws on online violence ineffective? Has the deletion of 66A of IT Act in India has encouraged online perpetrators to involve in online violence? 

 

Sub focal themes - Online violence against Governments, Corporations, and Individuals. Hacking and Activism, Online harassment of women, men and transgender, Ineffectiveness of online laws, Sexism and misogyny online, Abuse in social media like Facebook and Twitter, Inciting offline violence using online violence by sending SMS's, Whatsapp messages and Facebook comments, and Trolling.
 
 

Abstract Submission  (CLOSED)

Only SINGLE AUTHORED ABSTRACTS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR THE AWARDS.

SASCV - Prof. Stanley Yeldell New Researcher Excellence Award for the best paper.


SASCV Dr. Dipak Halder Outstanding Young Scholar Award
for the best paper.

 

There are 2 slots of abstract submission.

  • 1. Abstracts submitted on or before 15th October 2015 will receive the review results of selection  or rejection on or before 1st November 2015.

  • 2. Abstracts submitted on or before 15th November 2015 will receive the review results of selection  or rejection on or before 1st December 2015.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT OF 250 - 300 WORDS BY CLICKING THE FOLLOWING IMAGE.

By clicking the image, you will reach Easy Chair Conference submission system, where you have to create an account by clicking 'sign up for an account'. After creating an account you can submit your abstract.  Only easy chair submitted abstracts will be take for review and Abstracts sent via email to us will not be taken for review and discarded. Please avoid submitting papers of descriptive/overview nature and avoid plagiarism.

Other Rules of Abstract submission

  • 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.

  • Easy chair will automatically close by midnight GMT of 15th November 2015 (8AM 16th November 2015 Indian Time). Abstracts sent via email to us will not be accepted.

  • 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 " ". Please avoid submitting papers of descriptive/overview nature.

  • Registration fees does not have any connection or role in the selection or rejection of abstracts. Registration fees is only for making you an eligible participant, Conference Kit and Food.

  • Two or more authors (maximum four) 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 @ drjaishankar@gmail.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.

  • 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.

  • Publication of Conference Proceedings with ISBN:  Only Extended abstracts as papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings with an ISBN and and also the PPTs will be published on DVD-ROM .

  • 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 2013 Conference Volume (top 20 selected papers) is in the process of publication by CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group as "Interpersonal Criminology: Revisiting Interpersonal Crimes and Victimization". The SASCV 2011 Conference Volume (top 20 selected papers) is published 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.