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  28th International Police Executive Symposium (IPES)

International Police Executive Symposium  (IPES)

Invitation to join the 28th Meeting in Vienna


The 28th Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium, IPES, www.ipes.info), in UNODC in Vienna on August 19-23, 2018 on the theme of International Police Cooperation. 


This IPES meeting at the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime in Vienna will be an only global meeting of its kind on policing with researchers and practitioners, hobnobbing for 5 nights and 6 days, in an intellectually stimulating environment, which we always endeavor to create. 

The participants are encouraged to work on the post-conference publications (see below). These intense meetings are interspersed with a rich cultural program. Apart from fun and enjoyment, the cultural exposure is intended to help participants appreciate at first hand that policing is a product of culture.

An IPES Meeting is also more than a usual conference: We publish a post-conference book with fully edited and revised papers presented at the conference, We also a publish Special Issue of the affiliated journal, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, PPR, with 7/8 most analytical papers. And, in this prolonged, retreat-like symposium, the participants enjoy a tremendous possibility of networking with participants who assemble in Vienna from across the globe as well as participating in other publications as follows (See Publications flyers attached):

·      Find participants, academics or practitioners, interested in collaborating on joint submissions to PPR and other IPES publication outlets.
·     Identify police leaders among the participants who may be interested in being interviewed for the IPES Book Series, Trends in Policing: Interviews with Police Leaders Across the Globe (a participant may find contacts for interviews of judges, prosecutors and defense lawyers, and prison Leaders for other interview-based books of IPES).
·     Participants may also find co-authors for an IPES Book Series, Advances in Police Theory and Practice.

We encourage you to register at the web site. www.ipes.info, paying $1795 (only $895 for spouse and $395 for child registration) which covers all your expenses like accommodations, meals in Vienna (except dinners on August 20, 21 and 23 when you enjoy free from conference obligations), sightseeing and all else including post-conference publications and a year's free subscription to Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, PPR. An early registration will be appreciated as we need to pay for your room, meals and so on in Vienna to reserve all this for you. 

For more information or, please contact Dusan Sipovac at dilipkd@aol.com 

Dusan Sipovac
IPES PR & Publicity Executive
For Dilip K. Das Ph.D., Professor.
Founding President, International Police Executive Symposium, IPES, www.ipes.info (In Special Consultative Status with the UN) 
Founding Editor-in-Chief, Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, PPR, http://www.tandfonline.com/gppr  
Human Rights Consultant to the United Nations
Professor of Criminal Justice

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Call for Papers: Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice

A great deal of theoretical and empirical work has established that gender is one of the strongest, and most persistent, correlates of criminal offending and victimization. This association holds across time and across space. Additionally, gender and gendered views can shape law making itself, influencing the criminalization and stigmatization of behaviors, which can further integrate gendered cultural structures and offending. Simply, if one wants to understand crime (be it offending, victimization, or criminalization), one must understand its gendered nature. [...]

For further reading, please follow the link to the Special Issue Website at: http://www.mdpi.com/si/socsci/Gender_Crime_Criminal_Justice

The submission deadline is 30 December 2018. You may send your manuscript now or up until the deadline. Submitted papers should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. We also encourage authors to send a short abstract or tentative title to the Editorial Office in advance (socsci@mdpi.com). 

Social Sciences is fully open access. Open access (unlimited and free access by readers) increases publicity and promotes more frequent citations, as indicated by several studies. Open access is supported by the authors and their institutes. We are very pleased to announce that Social Sciences has been accepted for funding by the Knowledge Unlatched initiative (http://www.knowledgeunlatched.org). The Article Processing Charges (350 CHF) for papers published in the journal are fully covered via the Knowledge Unlatched crowd-funding mechanism. Please note this is a pilot program experimenting ways to support authors in the humanities and social sciences fields publishing in open access format. 

For further details on the submission process, please see the instructions for authors at the journal website (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci/instructions). 

Calls for Submission to a Special Issue

Calls for Submissions to a Special Issue of the

International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
Making Rights Real: Rights Protection for Crime Victims

Special Issue Editors: Prof. Paul Cassell, Dr. Robyn Holder, A/Prof. Tyrone Kirchengast

Since the 1985 UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, countries have legislated to recognize the special status of victims within criminal procedures and to set out the basic obligations of police, prosecutors, courts, and corrections to respond. Alongside legislated legal reforms, civil society groups have pressed for greater recognition of and protections for specific victimized populations to enable access to justice. At their introduction, rights instruments were faulted as soft law and lacking enforcement provisions. Rights for victims, it was said, were not ‘real’. However, while there have been advances in many areas, there has been no comprehensive compilation of scholarship on contemporary practice in the promotion, protection, and enforcement of rights for crime victims.


The Special Issue of the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice (IJCACJ) aims to fill this gap in the academic literature by bringing together research on these dispersed activities in one volume. It will comprise a comprehensive and comparative review of existing crime victims’ regimes, critical reflection on their efficacy, and suggestions for future reforms. Contributors from different countries and different legal systems are invited to submit articles (6000 words) that are conceptual and/or empirical. Data-driven pieces may be quantitative or qualitative or mixed. The Special Issue will pay particular attention to existing practices with a view to influencing future policy and law reform. In order to paint this comprehensive but pragmatic picture, contributions will examine (but not be limited to):

·         Strategic litigation

·         Human rights as framework for victims’ rights

·         Civil society advocacy

·         Statutory rights protecting entities

·         Strengths and limitations of policy directives

·         Deploying third-party legal mechanisms

·         New roles for private counsel for victims

·         Commissions of inquiries and law reform


Submission Instructions

Contributions should be submitted directly to the IJCACJ through ScholarOne with the subject line as Special Issue: Victim Rights. Each article will be reviewed by ‘blind’ peer assessors selected by the IJCACJ in their usual process. Guest editors will offer a preliminary review of contributions. Publication is not automatic. Contributions for the special issue will comply with the IJCACJ guidelines. The deadline for all contributions is 1st March 2019 with a view to online publication in December 2019.


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