Call for papers: The Borders of Crimmigration, 9-10 October 2014

October 9-10, 2014, Leiden Law School, the Netherlands
After the great success of the first annual CINETS conference held in Coimbra, Portugal in 2012, researchers, graduate students and practitioners working in the field of crime (control) and migration (control) are invited to participate in the 2nd Crimmigration Control Conference. This two-day conference will be held at Leiden University, the Netherlands on the 9th and 10th of October 2014.

Theme: The Borders of CrimmigrationLOGO2
The theme for this second annual conference is “The Borders of Crimmigration”. Globalization has led to a far-reaching transformation of the relationship between states which is particularly evident in the way that territorial borders are managed, negotiated and imagined. As the relationships between states shift and the boundaries between national and international become increasingly blurred, scholars and practitioners have come to realize that the changes in the nature and the meaning of borders require greater translation and interaction between various disciplines such as criminology, sociology, law, anthropology, political sciences and international relations. In this second CINETS conference we aim to bring together scholars and practitioners from these various disciplines in order to contribute to the discussion on– actual or imaginary, legal or social, internal or external – borders as a key concept in crimmigration studies.

Besides raising questions on discussing immigration policies concerning crimmigration in relation to borders and border control, this conference aims to address questions on the extent and differences in the policies implemented to penalize aggressors in crimes involving immigrants. Moreover, papers on the social phenomena to which these policies are responses are also welcomed. In doing so, this conference will not only focus on abstract theoretical notions that have been claimed to explain the crimmigration trend, but also on the practical implications and (un)intended consequences of crimmigration in the field of law enforcement.

Call for proposals
The Program Committee invites proposals that engage with the program theme and other topics related to crimmigration research.This includes for example theoretical papers, case studies, empirical evaluation and methodological work. Proposals for individual papers or fully formed panels will be considered. The proposals must meet to following criteria:

  • Abstracts must be written in the conference’s official language: English.
  • Submissions should report original still unpublished work.
  • The deadline for submission is December 31st, 2013.
  • Abstracts can be emailed to: CINETS2014Leiden@law.leidenuniv.nl

For more information on CINETS and the official call, go to: http://www.crimmigrationcontrol.com/

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