13th Asian Criminology Conference (Hybrid Mode: Deadline extended)

This is in reference to the 13th Asian Criminology Conference to be hosted by the Gujarat National Law University in collaboration with Asian Criminology Society, from July 20th to July 23rd, 2022, on the theme “Emerging Trends in Technology and its Impact on Law, Criminal Justice and Public Policy”. The deadline for Abstract Submission has been extended to 25th April 2022 and the Submission of Final Paper can be done on or before 31st May 2022. Deadline of payment of Registration Fees and Registration for the Conference has also been extended to 20th May 2022. Keeping the pandemic in mind, the conference will now be held in hybrid mode however, only the first 100 to submit the abstracts will be given the option to attend the conference online.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The epoch-making changes in various technologies, particularly information and communication technologies (ICT) have left its indelible mark on almost all facets of society and criminal justice systems are no exception.  The emerging discourse on the interface of cutting-edge ICT and the existing criminal justice systems range from essentialism to situations where technology adds substantial value to the criminal justice processes – from supporting to replacing human discretion in the justice dispensation chain.  

We no longer refer to technology per se; instead, we have come to recognize a combination of disruptive technologies. The first is Artificial Intelligence (AI) which encompasses machine learning and intelligent cybernetics.  Second is the Internet of Things (IoT) that has enabled establishing digital identity of not just all living beings on the planet apart from various inanimate participants in digital processes.  The third is the block chain technology which has a rich collection of applications that are already disrupting evidence systems, particularly in accounting and logistics by introducing new concepts of authenticity, using crypto primitives.   

Alongside disruptive technologies, researchers are now looking at two waves of disruption to legal systems that are triggered by the need to relate the existing criminal justice systems to the compelling changes ushered in by disruptive technologies. Brownsword’s seminal work on this subject clearly indicates the power of these two disruptive waves hitting the coast of the existing legal system.

The first wave drives us to examine if the existing laws have lost their fitness-for-purpose in the context of the inroads made by technologies in general; not just ICT.  The second wave is more about the ways in which technologies can be harnessed by the criminal justice dispensation system to add value, resulting in better dispensation of justice.  

This conference will address two key questions emanating from the interface of laws and technology, in the context of harnessing technology to improve the criminal justice process.  First will be areas where the existing laws are seen as being out-of-sync with contemporary technologies and second will be areas where technology can be used to play a significant role in the criminal justice process; particularly in policing.

WHO CAN ATTEND:

This conference is aimed at educators, researchers, academicians, students and practitioners in the area of Criminology, Victimology, Law, Sociology, Information Technology, and allied sciences, from Criminal Justice Professionals, NGO practitioners, and from experts in the fields of cyber-crimes, information security and digital forensics. The conference will have a balance of lectures and presentations from the academic as well as the practitioners’ perspective and will have renowned speakers. It is aimed at creating a platform for a healthy exchange, debate and development of ideas and emerging issues in the area of Law and Technology, Criminal Justice and Public Policy.

Note: The Conference shall be held in hybrid mode. However, only the authors of first 100 abstracts submitted, shall receive the option to attend and present online,

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Research Papers on the above theme and sub themes are invited from faculties, researchers and students in the fields of Criminology, Victimology, Law, Sociology, Information Technology, and allied sciences, from Criminal Justice Professionals, NGO practitioners, and from experts in the fields of cyber-crimes, information security and digital forensics. An abstract of the papers to be presented with not more than 300 words should be submitted on or before 25th of April 2022. After the acceptance of the abstract, the full paper should be submitted on or before 31 May 2022. The abstract and the full papers should be sent to acsgnlu@gnlu.ac.in.

ACS STUDENT BEST PAPER AWARD:

ACS Student Best Paper Awards will be given for two best research papers submitted by the students and the research scholars of Criminology, Law and related subjects. The age limit for submission under this category is below 30 years. The papers should be an outcome of an empirical research study conducted relating to the theme and sub themes of the conferences in the last five years. The papers under this category should be sent to acsgnlu@gnlu.ac.in.

PUBLICATION AND CERTIFICATE:

Selected peer reviewed papers will be published in a book with ISBN, subject to the approval of the review committee setup by the Organising Committee. The decision of the organizing committee will be final in case of any dispute/discrepancy. The Certificate of Presentation will be issued to the author(s) who will remain present on all the days of the conference. For Certificate of Presentation, the author(s) must present his/her Research Paper before technical session chair(s). Certificate of Participation will also be issued to all the participants. Certificates will be distributed after the valedictory session.

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstract

The participants are requested to submit an abstract of a maximum 300 words in Microsoft Word document, Font style – (Italic- sized) Times New Roman, Font Size – 12, line spacing – Single. The abstract may include keywords (maximum: four). The abstract must include a clear indication of the objectives, methodology, major results, implications, and key references. All abstracts will be subject to blind review and only those abstracts approved by the reviewers will be selected to submit their complete paper for the final presentation. The criteria for evaluation by the reviewers are based on Relevance, Methodology and Originality.

Participants willing to submit the abstract must submit the same in .doc/.docx format to acsgnlu@gnlu.ac.in with subject “Abstract Submission” by 11:59 PM, 25 April 2022. The following details must also be mentioned in the body of the email:

– Title of paper and the relevant sub-theme: 

– Name of the author(s):

– Author affiliation:

– Brief bio-data of the author(s):

– Contact no. and Email of author(s).

-Preferred mode of attendance and presentation

Author(s) must refrain from revealing their identity in any form in the abstract. Authors whose abstracts are selected will be intimated of the same shortly after the submission.

Research Paper

The authors whose abstracts are selected have to pay the registration fees by 20 May, 2022 (for details about registration and fees refer to “REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT DETAILS”. The soft copy of the final research paper must be submitted in .doc/.docx and .pdf format to acsgnlu@gnlu.ac.in by 11:59 PM, 31 May 2022 with the subject “Research Paper Submission”.

The body of the email with the final Research Paper should contain the following details:

– Title of paper and the relevant sub-theme: 

– Name of the author(s):

– Author affiliation:

– Brief bio-data of the author(s):

– Contact no. and Email of author(s).

Authors must adhere to the formatting guidelines mentioned in the Brochure. 

CO-AUTHORSHIP

There is no restriction on the number of co-authors. All such author and co-author(s) will have to mandatorily and separately register themselves by paying the requisite registration fees.

At least one person amongst the author or co-authors has to be present for presenting the paper. Only those who are submitting the full paper can attend the conference and present their paper.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Submission of Abstract: 25 April 2022.

Payment of Registration Fee and Registration: 20 May 2022.

Submission of Final Paper: 31 May 2022.

Dates of Conference and Paper Presentation: 20th-23rd July 2022.

REGISTRATION:

All the delegates should register for the conference through online or offline in the proposed format provided by filling this Google Form HERE.

Note: Registration is mandatory before submission of Final Research Paper. Further, no registration is required for submitting the abstract.

Registration Fee: (Not later than 30th April 2022)

Foreign Delegates:100 USD (without Accommodation).

Foreign Delegates: 200 USD (with Accommodation for 4 nights).

Indian Delegates: 6000 INR (with Accommodation for 4 nights).

Indian Delegates: 4500 INR (without Accommodation)

Foreign student / full time research scholar under the age of 30 years:50 USD (without Accommodation).

Foreign student / full time research scholar under the age of 30 years: 150 USD (with Accommodation for 4 nights).

Indian student / full time research scholars under the age of 30 years: 4000 INR (with Accommodation for 4 nights).

Indian student / full time research scholars under the age of 30 years: 2500 INR (without Accommodation).

Online Participants (Indian): 1500 INR

Registration fee after 20 May 2022:

Indian Delegates: 7000 INR (with Accommodation for 4 nights).

Indian student / full time research scholars under the age of 30 years: 5000 INR (with Accommodation for 4 nights).

For payment procedure, please refer to the attached brochure. 

In case of any queries, you may mail us on acsgnlu@gnlu.ac.in or contact Mr. Nihal Deo, Student Convenor, Contact No.: +91-9631222159; or Ms. Ashika Jain, Student Co-Convenor, Contact No.: +91-9637412755

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