Prisons and Penology in the Mediterranean Region

An international Conference on Prisons and Penology in the Mediterranean Region

On April 10 to13, 2019, the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Azm University will host an international conference on themes relevant to criminology, penology, and prisons in the Mediterranean region. The conference will survey different penal systems and philosophies, best practices, current challenges and inroads in penal legislation and structures, and the management and construct of prisons.

Many, if not most, countries in the Mediterranean currently contend with challenges in their penal system which, in some areas, have been further aggravated by internal instability or an inflow of refugees. Many prisons suffer from overcrowding, mismanagement, recidivism, and human rights violations. On the other hand, innovative practices in a number of European countries show promise. The conference will welcome papers that examine the status quo, or that propose new ideas to address existing challenges.

While all abstracts submitted will be considered, the conference is structured along three interrelated rubrics:

Penology
Denunciation, Criminal Justice, Mental Illness and Crime, Prevention, Reform and Rehabilitation, Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law, Migration and the Law, Illegal Immigration and the Penal Code, Drugs and Society, Victims and Victimology, Cyber Crime, Forensics, White Collar Crime
Prison reform
Monetization, Administration. Human Development, Recidivism, Incarceration, Incapacitation
The Built Environment
Prison Architecture, Types and Typology, Open and Closed Spaces

Deadlines
Abstracts: January 15, 2019
Early Registration: February 15, 2019 $200.00
Regular Registration: April 10, 2019 $275.00
Graduate Students are entitled to a 50% discount
Full Papers: April 25, 2019 To allow for revisions prior to inclusion in online proceedings.

Abstracts of 500 words, in Arabic, French or English, with a title, name and a short biography of the author should be submitted to Penology@azmuniversity.edu.lb no later than January 30, 2019. The Conference Scientific Committee will advise on abstract acceptance within two weeks of submission. The earlier the submission, the earlier the response.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, although full papers may be of any length.
The languages of the conference are English, Arabic and French. Simultaneous translation will be provided during plenary sessions.

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