The York Deviancy Conference, 29th June-1st July 2011

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University of York
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The conference theme is broadly conceived and we are keen to encourage papers from a variety of critical perspectives. We are particularly eager to encourage papers that are speculative, theoretically informed, future oriented, as well as those straying outside the usual parameters of mainstream criminological thought.

Key themes:
• All aspects of crime and deviance
• Social disorder and conduct
• Social harms in their diverse forms

Clearly the remit of these areas is immensely, and intentionally, broad. We seek both empirical and theoretical papers that draw on diverse topic areas providing variously constructive, polemical, considered and critical discussions of key elements of socially harmful and criminal behaviours. We are also particularly keen to hear from those working around economic harms; globalised and networked forms of criminality and harm; environmental criminology; ‘invisible’ problems of criminality and hurt; psycho-social assessments of, among other things, violence and abuse, and treatments that bring in spatial (urban, neighbourhood and related research settings) considerations.

The closing date for submission of abstracts is January 31st 2011. Abstracts must be no more than 300 words in length and if you would like to propose a panel (four papers) built around a particular topic, please contact the organisers to discuss your proposal. We are keen to encourage such proposals, but all streams and papers must fit the conference themes.

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