Proposals will be accepted on a rolling, first come-first served basis. Therefore it is best to send proposals as soon as possible to ensure that they can be properly scheduled. Proposals sent after August 15 will be considered to the extent possible. Presenters should plan to be in Doha during the entire period of the Congress so that there are no problems with the scheduling of their presentation.

The THEME OF THE XIX CONGRESS is: Science, Technology and Teaching in Criminology: Researching, Investigating and Preventing Crime. An emphasis on teaching and/or educating on rule of law related matters is encouraged.

However, presentations on any topic related to criminology, victimology, criminal justice, forensic science, crime investigation and prevention, are welcome. For a detailed list of Topics and subtopics, see:; then click on "Topics".

Please, enter the Roman and Arabic numbers that are next to the Topic of your choice when filling the proposal form of your presentation.

Papers should be grounded in theory or a conceptual framework. Research based on all methods- qualitative, quantitative and interpretive - is welcome. Style of the paper: Follow the style rules of the International Annals of Criminology. Go to Website Cambridge and click on Instructions to Authors.

The THEME OF THE XIX CONGRESS is: Science, Technology and Teaching in Criminology: Researching, Investigating and Preventing Crime. An emphasis on teaching and/or educating on rule of law related matters is encouraged.

Other themes deemed to be of special importance and relevance are: - Extremism, Terrorism & Warfare: Mass Violence and its Impact on Society;
- The Victimization of Vulnerable Populations: Crimes Against Women, Children, The Elderly & Minorities;
- The Politics of Crime: The Role of Crime and Terrorism in National & International Decisions & Interventions;
- Rapid Urbanization, Industrialization, Human Trafficking, and Migration:Today's Slave World ;
- Trafficking in drugs, people, animals, antiquities and other goods: Worldwide Corruption.


Please note: Only original papers or materials that have not been published or presented elsewhere may be submitted. Material sent for presentation at the Congress will be checked for plagiarism, including self-plagiarism.


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    Individual Paper Presentation

    for a regular session. It must include a title and abstract of no more than 250 words, along with an about the author(s) (150 words each). These presentations are meant for individuals to discuss work that has been completed or where considerable progress has been made. Presentations about work that has not yet begun or is still in the formative stage are not appropriate here. They could be suited for a roundtable discussion (see below).

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    Complete Thematic Panel

    The organizer of a thematic panel must submit titles, abstracts (no more than 250 words each) and an "about the author" statement (150 words each) for all papers together. Each panel should have between three and four papers and a named chairperson. Optimally there should also be one discussant.

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    Poster Presentations'

    submissions require only a title and abstract of no more than 150 words, along with an about the author information. Posters are meant to present theoretical work or methods, data, policy analysis, or findings in a visually appealing poster format that will facilitate questions and discussion. The posters will be physically exhibited at the Congress.

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    Roundtable Sessions

    consist of three to five presenters discussing related subject matters. Submissions for a roundtable must include a title and abstract of no more than 250 words, along with an about the author (150 words) for each participant and the moderator. Roundtable sessions are meant to be less formal than panels. Thus, to ensure a flowing conversation, no audio/visual equipment is normally used.

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    Author Meets Critics

    sessions are organized by an author, critic, or publisher. The session consists of one author and two to four commentators discussing and critiquing a recently published book related to one of the themes of the Congress. It is required that the book be published before 1 September 2019 to allow the reviewers to evaluate it and for the participants to become acquainted with it. Submit the author's name, title of the book, publisher, date of publication, and the names of the two to four persons who have agreed to participate in the session along with an about the author/speaker for each (150 words). It is best to organize this event in collaboration with the publisher of the book.

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    is defined as a small group that meets to explore some subject, develop a skill or technique, carry out a creative project, etc. emphasizing interaction and exchange of information among a usually small number of participants or a brief intensive educational program for a relatively small group of people that focuses especially on techniques and skills in a particular field. An ideal tool for people sharing the same interest to meet, share knowledge, and plan collaboration, joint projects, applying for grants…An abstract (250 words) and information about the organizers/leaders/trainers(150 words each) are needed.

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    Readings of poetry, literature, theatre and drama works

    related to any criminology, criminal justice, prison life, victimization, survivorship, community challenges, and crime prevention or intervention. Other artistic expression at the Congress is encouraged like showing an original documentary. Please prepare a proposal with relevant information about the content (250 words) and speakers (150 words each).

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    Community meetings

    are welcome at the Congress. We want to establish bridges between scholars, academics, researchers, policy makers, professionals in criminal justice and the community. Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are invited to organize meetings that involve the community and represent an effort to translate research and theory into action and to inspire more research, theory and intervention rooted, inspired, guided by the community's vision, experiences and needs. Examples are ex-prisoners discussing their prison experience and prison reform; survivors of crimes of violence sharing their encounter with victimization, the system's (police, medical, judiciary etc.) response and the need for change; members of a community especially threatened by crime and insecurity dialoguing with academics and policy makers on what their needs are and how best we can serve them solve their challenges, etc. Community-based organizations are welcome at the Congress. Please prepare a proposal with relevant information about the content (250 words) and speakers (150 words each).

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    Multiple submissions

    Multiple submissions, up to 3, by the same author or group are allowed, depending on the topics and space/time availability. However there is no guarantee that they will all be scheduled. The Program Committee reserves the right to limit scheduling multiple submissions depending on various variables.

Publication of best papers

Authors of papers presented at the Congress are invited to offer their work for publication in the International Annals of Criminology or in a volume of Proceedings. The deadline is November 15, 2019. Send the paper to
For preparation of the paper follow the rules found at Click on Submit your article for the Instructions to authors The Editorial office will act expeditiously to evaluate the papers, working with the referees. Optimally, an acceptance or not reply will be sent by December/early January 2020.

Language at the congress

The working language at the Congress is English. There will be official interpretation into and from Arabic only for plenary sessions. Proposals for papers in languages other than English are welcome, provided that the title, the abstract and the about the author(s) are also in English. It is highly recommended that at the session where a paper not in English will be presented, the full text or at least a substantial abstract of the paper in English be distributed to the participant in attendance.

لغة العمل في الكونغرس هي الإنجليزية. ستكون هناك ترجمة رسمية من وإلى اللغة العربية فقط للجلسات العامة. نرحب بالمقترحات الخاصة بأوراق غير اللغات الإنجليزية ، شريطة أن يكون العنوان والملخص والمؤلف (المؤلفون) باللغة الإنجليزية. يوصى بشدة أن يتم توزيع النص الكامل أو على الأقل ملخصًا جوهريًا للورقة باللغة الإنجليزية على المشاركين الحاضرين في الجلسة ، حيث يتم تقديم ورقة باللغة الإنجليزية.

El idioma de trabajo en el Congreso es el Inglés. Habrá interpretación oficial sólo entre inglés y árabe en las sesiones plenarias.. Propuestas de comunicaciones en otros idiomas aparte del Inglés son bienvenidas, siempre que el título, el resumen y información sobre el autor sean también en Inglés. Se recomienda que en la sesión en la cual se presenta la ponencia, se distribuya el texto completo o un resumen sustancial de la misma en Inglés a los participantes presentes.


La langue de travail au Congrès est l'anglais. Il n'y aura qu'une interprétation simultanée entre l'anglais et l'arabe lors des séances plénières. Les propositions de communications dans des langues autres que l'anglais sont bienvenues, à condition que le titre, le résumé de la conférence proposée et l'information sur l'auteur soient également en anglais. Il est fortement recommandé que lors de la session où la communication sera présentée, le texte complet ou au moins un résumé substantiel en anglais soit distribué aux participants présents.

O idioma oficial de trabalho no Congresso é o Inglês. Haverá tradução simultânea do inglês para o árabe e vice-versa, apenas nas sessões plenárias. As propostas de trabalho em outros idiomas além do Inglês são bem-vindas, desde que: o título, o resumo e informações sobre o autor também sejam em Inglês. É altamente recomendável que, na sessão na qual o palestrante apresente seu artigo em qualquer outro idioma, que não seja o Inglês, o texto completo da apresentação ou pelo menos um resumo consubstancial, em Inglês, desse artigo seja distribuído aos participantes presentes.


The meeting rooms are generally equipped with the latest technology for audiovisual presentations. However, presenters will need to bring their own personal computers or arrange for someone on the panel to bring a personal computer. Devices from Apple, specially the new generation of MacBook Pro and MacBook Air have to have adaptors to be compatible with the standard plugs.

For information on registration, the scientific program, submission of papers, proposals of session etc., please, go to: or click here!
For information on accommodations at the special Congress rate and for reservations at one of the official hotels (Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Westin) please go to: Venue/Hotels or click here.

Go to the website of the Congress and then on the Proposal Form tab on this website or click here!