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West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

Organises in Collaboration with

The Indian Society of Criminology (ISC)

43rd ALL INDIA CRIMINOLOGY CONFERENCE

on

Reimagining Criminology and Criminal Justice in the Context of Changing Paradigms in Science and Technology

17th – 19th December, 2022 at

West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata

For registrations

Up to 15th October:
Foreign Delegate
USD 150
Academicians
Rs. 3,000/-
Students/Research Scholars
Rs. 1,500/-
Accompanying Person (Maximum One)
Rs. 2,000/-

For registrations

Between 15th October - 15th November:
Foreign Delegate
USD 200
Academicians
Rs. 3,500/-
Students/Research Scholars
Rs. 2,000/-
Accompanying Person (Maximum One)
Rs. 2,500/-

About the Indian Society of Criminology

The Indian Society of Criminology is a pioneer organization in the field of crime research and criminology in the nation. It was established in the year 1970, with the objective that the study and application of Criminology as a scientific discipline should be implemented in a broad scale in the society. The society boasts a membership of hundreds of members, both from India and abroad, comprising of criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, politicians, advocates, judges, social workers, and academicians. By organising the various annual conferences, lectures, and other such events, the Society aims to further its objectives of effective detection and prevention of crime while engaging the society in implementing the criminological approach. The previous annual conferences had been conducted at various Universities/ Institutes of national importance, where contemporary issues in the field of criminology have been discussed by the participants with a view to bring about measurable social change. The ultimate goal of the conferences is to ensure that the legislators, policy makers, and enforcement officials can benefit from the contemporary developments of criminology, both at the state and the national levels.

Theme of the Conference
Reimagining Criminology and Criminal Justice in the Context of Changing Paradigm of Science and Technology

The 21st century has seen rapid scientific and technological developments, that have applied in almost every sphere of life. In the modern era, crime and criminology are no longer considered to be solitary sectors, but rather, it is recognized that they need to be studied in the context of various other streams. These interdisciplinary areas include political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, and etc.
Such an interdisciplinary approach towards criminology has, in fact, been one of the most important steps in recent times towards crime prevention. Considering the fact that the goal of criminology is not just to have a theoretical understanding of criminal behaviour, but rather, to prevent the instances of crime in the society, this is a welcome move indeed. However, considering the fact that science and technology are rapidly developing sectors, with there being new and ground breaking developments on a yearly basis, the stream of criminology can also not remain stagnant.
Thus, it is an important discourse to consider how the current scientific and technological advancements will impact the field of criminology, and how the known theories and paradigms will change as a result of that. This is an important development in ensuring that the modern innovations can be utilized for crime reduction and prevention.

Taking this perspective into account, the conference will include the following sub-themes:

Who Can Attend

The 43rd All India Criminology Conference is open for academicians, researchers, practitioners, and professionals otherwise engaged in the criminology and criminal justice sectors as well as interested learners and students. It is aimed that it will serve as a platform for a healthy discussion and exchange of ideas related to the role of science and technology in contemporary criminal activities.

Paper Submission & Registration

Participants are requested to send their full papers at the time of registration for the Conference. The full papers should be between 3,000-8,000 words in length, and should be accompanied with an abstract of not more than 300 words. The papers may fall under any of the provided sub-themes for the Conference, or be related to any other topic related to the broad theme of the Conference.

The last date for submitting papers as well as registration is 15th Sept 15th October. However, registration and submission may still be done till 15th Oct 15th November, with a late fee. Post that date, no further registrations will be accepted.

The Indian Society of Criminology (ISC): Call for Awards

The ISC has instituted various awards in order to recognize the contributions of the academician and practitioners since, its inception (for details please visit the website www.isc70.in):
Awards will be presented to the awardees during the inaugural and awards function of the 43rd All India Criminology Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology to be held on Thursday, 15th December, 2022 at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata.

Deadline: 15 November, 2022

Nominations, supporting credentials and CV may be sent to the Secretary, ISC at his official email: isccontact1970@gmail.com, mentioning the Award Nomination in the subject of the email. Award committee constituted by the Indian Society of Criminology will decide the awardees.

ISC BEST RESEARCH PAPER AWARD- Open Scientific Session

The Indian Society of Criminology awards one Gold medal and one Silver medal (with cash prize Rs. 5000 and Rs. 3000, respectively) for the best research papers in the field of Criminology, Criminal Justice and allied fields. The research paper should be an outcome of scientific / empirical research carried out between December 2020-2022 by young practitioner/ research scholars / students below 35 years of age (kindly attach birth certificate or Class 10-mark statement for age proof duly attested by the Head of the Department/ gazetted officer). The full paper with abstract may be sent to The Secretary, ISC at his official email ID: isccontact1970@gmail.com on or before 15 November, 2022 with mention of “Best Research Paper” in the subject of email.

Payment Details

The delegate fee for the Conference will be as below:

For registrations

Up to 15th October:
Foreign Delegate
USD 150
Academicians
Rs. 3,000/-
Students/Research Scholars
Rs. 1,500/-
Accompanying Person (Maximum One)
Rs. 2,000/-

For registrations

Between 15th October - 15th November:
Foreign Delegate
USD 200
Academicians
Rs. 3,500/-
Students/Research Scholars
Rs. 2,000/-
Accompanying Person (Maximum One)
Rs. 2,500/-

Note: Registration fee includes conference kit, lunch, high tea, and dinner on relevant dates. University will not provide any accommodation for the participants due to space constraints in the campus. However, some recommended hotels in close quarters to the university are as following:

Name of the Hotel Distance from University Approximate Tariff
ITC Sonar, Near Science City
1.5 km
Rs. 10,000-12,000/night
Hyatt Regency
1 km
Rs. 10,000-12,000/night
JW Marriott
0.5 km
Rs. 10,000-12,000/night
De Sovrani, Near City Centre 1, Salt lake
3 km
Rs. 5,000-6,000/night
The Sonnet, Near City Centre 1, Salt lake
3 km
Rs. 6,000-7,000/night
Golden Tulip, Near City Centre 1, Saltlake
3 km
Rs. 5,000-6,000/night
The Pearl Hotel Opposite of Salt Lake Stadium
0.5 km
Rs. 2,500-3,000/night

Contact

For any query, the participants are requested to contact the Organising Committee via the relevant email IDs:

Registered Office:

The Indian Society of Criminology
R/O Department of Criminology
University of Madras
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.
Website: www.isc70.in
Contact: 0462 2563243

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences

12, LB Block, Sector 3, Saltlake City
Kolkata – 700106
Website: www.nujs.edu
Phone:+91(33) 25694700/23357379/0534