International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (An Open Access, Online Journal)
Call for Papers : A Special Issue on Criminal Justice Social Work in India
Special Volume Guest Editors:
Dr Mark David Chong ( and Dr Abraham Francis (, James Cook University, Australia
Submission Deadline: on or before June 30, 2015

In the course of their work in the Indian criminal justice system, social workers are often confronted with extremely complex and vexing issues involving some of the most vulnerable segments of society . Authors are therefore invited to submit original and unpublished articles on any relevant topic pertaining to the challenges of practising criminal justice social work in India (for example, police social work; correctional social work (including probation, parole and prison ministry); the roles social workers play in adult criminal and/or juvenile justice systems; criminal justice social work education and training; NGO experiences/interventions in this area; practitioners' real-life experiences (including how social workers work with their clients); criminal justice social work innovations in practice; etc.). Only the very best of submissions will be published in this special volume, and if deserving, the most meritorious of these papers will receive, at the sole and unfettered discretion of the special volume editors, a cash prize of US$200.
Word limit: 4000 to 6000 words (including in-text quotations and citations but not the authors' particulars/biography, abstract, key words, and references list). Please use footnotes sparingly.
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Submission deadline: on or before June 30, 2015
Please submit the article to Dr Mark David Chong by email or to Dr Abraham Francis The Guest editors welcome informal enquiries related to proposed topics.


CALL FOR PAPERS: Special issue of the European Review of Organised Crime (EROC) – “Space Oddity? Exploring Organised Crime Ventures in Cyber Space”


Special Issue editors: Dr. Helena Carrapico (Aston University, UK) and Dr. Anita Lavorgna (University of Wolverhampton, UK)

Over the past two decades, the development of modern societies has become intimately interconnected with information technologies. Such trend is particularly visible among the increasing number of personal objects, household appliances and professional structures connected to information networks. Although such evolution is usually applauded from an economic and societal perspective, it is also understood as constituting a risk in security terms. As the degree of connectivity dependence of individuals, companies and critical infrastructures grows, so does the likelihood of technology being abused, in particular for criminal purposes. As a result, cyber crime has become, over the past few years, the object of increased concern in Europe. Not only does it represent a considerable cost to societies, but it also continues to constitute an important challenge for law enforcement and judicial systems, due to its technical complexity and rapid innovative character.

Although organised crime is generally presented by policy makers and international organizations as a major actor in cyber crimes, the academic literature has, so far, paid limited attention to this element. More specifically, limited research has been conducted on how different types of organised crime groups use cyber space to conduct their traditional activities, and on how new illicit online activities have emerged as a result of organised crime’s digital shift.

In view of countering this gap in the literature, this special issue welcomes theoretical and empirical articles on the connections between traditional and new forms of organised crime and cyber space. Topics in this special issue include (but are not limited to) definitional debates, national and international political responses, online investigations (including prevention and detection, investigation techniques, search, seizure, forensics, prosecution and trial), law enforcement cooperation, and critical perspectives.

The Special Issue will be published in EROC in September 2015. Articles should be submitted by the 5th of January 2015. However, authors are strongly encouraged to express interest and send abstracts of potential contributions to the editors by the 3rd of November 2014.

For expressions of interest, please contact the editors of the special issue at  and  For more information about EROC, please visit our website at

Launch of the New Website of the Positive Criminology Research Group

The Positive Criminology Research Group


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World Society of Victimology


Criminological and Victimological Society of Southern Africa