Events: “The Borders of Crimmigration 9-10 October 2014 in Leiden, the Netherlands

Call for Papers:

Crimmigration Control International Net of Studies presents:
2nd Annual Crimmigration Control Conference
9-10 October 2014 in Leiden, the Netherlands
“The Borders of Crimmigration”
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 Crimmigration

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 November 15th, 2013.
 Abstracts can be emailed to:

Since only a limited number of papers and panels can be accepted, after the submission deadline the Conference Committee will be responsible for the selection. Each contributor will be notified about his or her participation as soon as possible about but no later than January 1st 2014.
A. Individual Papers
Submit a proposal without having determined your fellow panelists. The Conference Committee will assign your paper to a panel after you submit your paper proposal.
Proposals for Individual Papers must include:
 a paper title
 an abstract of 400-500 words
 4 keywords
 co-author(s)’ information (if relevant)

B. Paper Session organized around a common theme
For a Paper Session to be approved, it must have the following minimums:
 4 paper presenters
 1 chair, 1 discussant, who can be the same person

Proposals with Paper Presentations must include:
 a session title
 a 100-250 word description of the session
 4 keywords
 a chair

 a discussant (who may also serve as chair)
 a maximum of four individual papers including 500 word abstracts of each individual paper

Important Dates
 Abstracts due: November 15, 2013
 Admissions notification: January 1st, 2014
 Final Papers due: September 1st, 2014
 Conference: 9th – 10th October 2014

Venue & Fees
Leiden Law School, Leiden University the Netherlands:
Registration will open in early 2014 ( All participants must register
Delegate (2 days): €150
Delegate (1 day): €80
Students (2 days): €50
Students (1 day): €30
* Included in the conference fee are: conference materials, coffee & tea break, lunch and the closing reception. Attendees will be responsible for their own funding.
Conference Committee
 CINETS – Crimmigration Control International Net of Studies
 Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology, Leiden Law School, the Netherlands
 PhD Doctorate Program Law, Justice and Citizenship in the XXI Century, University of Coimbra
 Faculty of Law and Criminology, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Contact & Further information
 For further information on CINETS:
 For information and questions on the conference:
Join us for another two exciting days of formal and informal discussions about one of the most intriguing and challenging issues in today’s world!



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