ISC-SIC

The International Society for Criminology (ISC) was founded in Rome, Italy in 1938. It is the only worldwide organization in the field of criminology and criminal justice. Its objective is to support activities and research designed to produce a better understanding of the crime phenomenon on an international scale. The Society promotes the prevention of crime as well along with improving the procedures used by the various criminal justice systems. Its activities, therefore, focus both on scientific and practical issues.

The International Society for Criminology is a non-governmental organization and many of its members occupy senior positions in their countries and in international institutions. The Society enjoys advisory status at the United Nations and the Council of Europe, and participates in UNESCO’s work. The International Society for Criminology is one of the most active and influential scholarly associations at the forefront in addressing the challenges and problems posed by crime and deviance and in finding solutions that also fully respect human rights and democratic values. The World Congresses of Criminology have been held under the auspices of the International Society of Criminology, since 1938. In this century, congresses were held in Rio de Janeiro (2003), Philadelphia (2005), Barcelona (2008), Kobe, Japan (2011) and Monterrey, Mexico (2014). All were successful, heavily attended, and well covered by the media.

The ISC publishes the International Annals of Criminology on an annual basis, organizes World Congresses of Criminology every three years, as well as International Courses in Criminology on a regular basis.

The last World Congress, was held in August 2014 in Monterrey, Mexico and focused on gangs, trafficking and insecurity. The 2014 edition of the International Annals of Criminology will contain a wide range of papers from the plenary speeches at the Monterrey conference. The last International Course in Criminology was organised in Istanbul, Turkey, in May 2011 and dealt with the origins of restorative justice and its fields of application.





NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS



2014 - INTERNATIONAL ANNALS OF CRIMINOLOGY
Volume 51 is out now
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2014 - RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL - Volume 2, Issue 1, 2014 Hart Publishing is pleased to let you know that the 1st issue of the 2014 volume of Restorative Justice is now published. ONLINE ACCESS: To access this issue online and purchase individual papers: www.ingentaconnect.com

2014 - NOVEMBER 19-22
70th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY - San Francisco, CA, USA
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PAST EVENTS



2014 - August 10-14

XVII WORLD CONGRESS OF CRIMINOLOGY: Monterrey, Mexico GANGS, TRAFFICKING AND INSECURITY:EMPOWERING THE COMMUNITY

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The XVII Congress takes into account some of the most serious and cogent problems facing our society these days.

The spread of gangs involved in various criminal activities and violence is a major concern for many countries, especially since it has become internationalized.

Trafficking in people, animals, arms, legal and illegal drugs, and other goods is a major phenomenon of our times, facilitated, ironically, by technological and electronic innovations that have made travel, moving people around the globe, transferring funds internationally, and communicating instantaneously relatively easy, inexpensive, and difficult to detect.

Powerful and vast economic interests, the profit motive challenged by fierce competition, and the widespread consumerism of today are among the driving forces behind human exploitation, indentured servitude, and even slavery.

Insecurity is a foremost concern for millions of citizens in several countries who face on a daily basis the threat of crime, violence, kidnapping, sexual and other assault, break-ins and theft of their valuables. Thousands are at times forced to move to other parts of a city or of a country or even migrate in order to avoid victimization.

Thus, the Monterrey Congress will provide a platform for learning, debating and attempting to address these cogent challenges and serious problems affecting our world today from an international perspective.

The Congress welcomes different forms of presentations, from the traditional “papers” to roundtables, author meets critics sessions, literary and artistic expressions, community meetings, posters, workshops and more.

We want the Congress to be a dynamic, high energy, and creative event that offers high quality scholarly and research material, data, and insights along with more concrete, practical, solution-oriented debates and collaborations. Literature, theatre and visual arts are welcome as well.

More information on: www.isc2014congress.com and www.criminology2014.com

To access the plenaries in Monterrey:Follow this link

2014 - JUNE 27-29
6TH ANUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASIAN CRIMINOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Osaka, Japan: Advancing Criminological and Criminal Justice Theories from Asia
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2014 - APRIL 10
WORLD CRIME FORUM - Washington D.C., USA: The Impact and Cost of Corruption on Development and Global Business
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2014 - APRIL
RIVISTA DI CRIMINOLOGIA, VITTIMOLOGIA E SICUREZZA: 2014, Volume 8, Nr. 1
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2013 - INTERNATIONAL ANNALS OF CRIMINOLOGY
Volume 50 - More information
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2014 - JANUARY - FULL-TIME VACANCY SENIOR ACADEMIC STAFF
Full-time vacancy among senior academic staff in the area of Criminology at the Faculty of Law in the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology at KU Leuven, Belgium
More information can be found on the website of the KU Leuven

2013 - NOVEMBER 20
WORLD CRIME FORUM - Bologna, Italy: Urban security and prevention of victimization
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2013 - NOVEMBER 20-23
69th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY - Atlanta, Georgia, USA
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2013 - OCTOBER 30
WORLD CRIME FORUM - Canberra, Australia: The criminal justice system in Europe—how do people view it?

2013 - SEPTEMBER 18
WORLD CRIME FORUM DAY as part of the Crimsa Biennial Conference 2013 - Pretoria, South Africa: Exploring the nexus between research and application in Criminology & Criminal Justice
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2013 - SEPTEMBER 17-20
CRIMSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2013 - Pretoria, South Africa: Exploring the nexus between research and application in Criminology & Criminal Justice
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2013 - AUGUST 5-7
WORLD CRIME FORUM - São Paulo, Brazil: Crime, a segurança e as metas da onu para o novo milênio
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2013 - JUNE 20-21
WORLD CRIME FORUM - Seoul, Korea: Information, Society and Cybercrime - Challenges for Criminology and Criminal Justice
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2013 - MAY 24
WORLD CRIME FORUM - Louvain, Belgium: Changing lenses to restorative justice: New directions for Europe and beyond
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2013 - MARCH 15
INTERNATIONAL MULTIPLIER CONFERENCE - Leuven, Belgium: Documenting Torture in Europe
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2012 - INTERNATIONAL ANNALS OF CRIMINOLOGY
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2012 - NOVEMBER 14-17
68th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY - Chicago, Illinois, USA
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2012 - AUGUST 20-22
4th ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASIAN CRIMINOLOGICAL SOCIETY - Seoul, Korea
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2012 - MAY 20-24
14th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF THE WORLD SOCIETY OF VICTIMOLOGY – Justice for Victims: Cross-cultural perspectives on conflict, trauma and reconciliation
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2012 - MAY
VACANCY – Professor of Criminology - University of Greenwich
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2012 - APRIL 28-29
WORKSHOP - San Marino, Italy: Il plagio e le sette
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2012 - MARCH
IN MEMORIAM - Prof. Dr. Tony Peters
In Memoriam

2012 - MARCH
NOW AVAILABLE - New volume: The Criminology, Victimology and Security Review
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2011 - NOVEMBER 16-19
67th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY - Washington DC, USA: Breaking the Mold: Innovations and Bold Ventures in Criminology
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