International Society of Criminology (ISC)




15 (arrival)-19 (departure) DECEMBER 2016

Urbanization, Globalization, Development & Crime:

Opportunities & Challenges of the XXI Century

EMILIO C. VIANO, Program Chair & President, ISC

JIANHONG LIU, President, Scientific Commission, ISC



*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 accommodated.

On the site you will be asked to indicate the type of presentation you wish to make. The presentation choices available for the 2016 meeting include:

  1. (1) Complete Thematic Panel
  2. (2) Individual Paper Presentation
  3. (3) Poster Presentation
  4. (4) Roundtable
  5. (5) Author Meets Critics Session
  6. (6) Workshop
  7. (7) Readings of poetry, literature, theatre and drama works
  8. (8) Community Meetings.

Please note: Only original papers or materials that have not been published or presented elsewhere may be submitted.

Description of Presentation types:

Complete Thematic Panel: The organizer of a thematic panel must submit titles, abstracts (no more than 150 words) and full author/presenter’s information for all papers together. Each panel should offer between three and four papers and one discussant.

Individual Paper Presentation for a regular session must include a title and abstract of no more than 150 words, along with full author information. 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 roundtable discussion (see below).

Poster Presentations’ submissions require only a title and abstract of no more than 150 words, along with full 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.

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 150 words, along with full participant information. Roundtable sessions are meant to be less formal than panels. Thus, to ensure a flowing conversation, no audio/visual equipment is normally provided.

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 2016 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. It is best to organize this event in collaboration with the publisher of the book.

Workshop 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…

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. A film festival may be organized during the Congress.

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. 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 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 most welcome at the Congress.


All submissions, including roundtables, must include an abstract of no more than 150 words. They should describe the general theme of the presentation and, where relevant, the methods and results. The abstract must be sent as part of the proposal and no later than OCTOBER 31, 2016. No late submissions will be accepted.


All proposals for presentations must include a brief biographical statement (12 lines or less). Please do not send lengthy resumes.


Multiple submissions by the same author or co-author are allowed, depending on the topics and space/time availability. The Program Committee reserves the right to limit multiple submissions.


The working language at the Congress is English. There will not be any official interpretation into other languages. Proposals for papers in languages other than English are welcome, provided that the title and the abstract are also submitted in English. It is highly recommended that at the session where the paper will be presented, a substantial abstract of the paper in English be distributed to the participants.

El idioma de trabajo en el Congreso es el Inglés. No habrá ninguna interpretación oficial a otros idiomas. Propuestas de comunicaciones en otros idiomas aparte del Inglés son bienvenidas, siempre que el título y el resumen de la propuesta de ponencia sean también en Inglés. Se recomienda que en la sesión en la cual se presenta la ponencia, se distribuya un resumen sustancial de la misma en Inglés a los participantes.

La langue de travail au Congrès est l'anglais. Il n'y aura pas aucune interprétation officielle dans d'autres langues. Les propositions de communications dans des langues autres que l'anglais sont bienvenues, à condition que le titre et le résumé de la conférence proposée sont également soumis en anglais. Il est fortement recommandé que lors de la session où la communication sera présentée, un résumé substantiel en anglais soit distribué aux participants.

O idioma oficial de trabalho no Congresso é o Inglês. Não haverá tradução oficial para outras línguas. As propostas de trabalho em outros idiomas além do Inglês são bem-vindas, desde que o título e o resumo delas também sejam submetidos em Inglês. É altamente recomendável que, na sessão onde o trabalho será apresentado, um resumo consubstancial dele em Inglês seja distribuído aos participantes.


The meeting rooms at Jindal Global University 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. MAC and Apple users should bring appropriate adapters for connection to the projector. Overhead projectors will not be provided.


The Congress formally opens at 4 pm on 15 December 2016 (arrival day) with an inaugural plenary session, followed by a cultural program and dinner. Meetings are on FRIDAY, 16 December; SATURDAY, 17 December; and SUNDAY, 18 December, 2016. The Congress concludes at 6 pm on 18 December. Departure day is 19 December.

The organizers may schedule sessions at any time during the three days of the Congress. The ISC cannot commit to schedule presentations according to personal preferences for day and time. Preferences may be taken into account to the extent possible, especially for early proposals. However, this is not a commitment on the part of the ISC.


Please note that important registration discounts are offered to members of the International Society of Criminology. Members up to 24 years of age pay only US$275 for 4 nights accommodations (air conditioned rooms with bathroom en suite, twin occupancy. Bring a friend!), all meals, all receptions, coffee breaks and social events, access to the Congress, materials, & other services. People older than 24 pay only US$350 for the same benefits. Become a member today to qualify for these substantial discounts!!! Go to now!


Thanks to a generous donation, participants from emerging countries do not have to pay any registration fee. Moreover, they will receive free lodging for 4 nights (shared room), all the meals for the duration of the Congress, transfer from and to the airport, free registration, coffee/tea breaks, receptions, materials. They must still register. The amount due shown upon registering should be $ 0.0. If there are problems with registration, please, contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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Burundi Lebanon St. Lucia
Cambodia Lesotho St. Vincent and the Grenadines
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Fiji Namibia Vietnam
Gabon Nepal West Bank and Gaza*
Gambia, The Nicaragua Yemen
Georgia Niger Zambia
Ghana Nigeria Zimbabwe
Grenada Palau  

OCTOBER 31, 2016 is the absolute deadline for all types of presentations


All program participants are expected to register for the meeting. We encourage everyone to pre-register to avoid paying a higher registration fee and the likelihood of long lines at the onsite registration desk at the meeting. Presenters who are not registered by 15 October 2016 at the latest will not be included in the program.


OCTOBER 31, 2016 to propose a presentation using the enclosed form with abstract and brief biographical statement

OCTOBER 31, 2016 to register in order to be included in the program.


For information on registration, accommodations, and any travel related issue, please, go to:

For information on the scientific program, submission of papers, proposals of session etc., please, go to: or click here!


Go to the Presentation Form tab on this website or click here!