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ACCCJ: 2020 Jiang-Land-Wang Outstanding Student Paper Award Submissions

ACCCJ is accepting submissions for the 2020 Jiang-Land-Wang Outstanding Student Paper Award. This award is named after Dr. Shanhe Jiang of Wayne State University, Dr. Kenneth C. Land of Duke University and Dr. Jin Wang of Sun Yat-Sen University, who made a generous donation to ACCCJ. Established in 2014 to encourage scholarly work among graduate students, this award is given to recognize an outstanding student paper on a topic related to crime and justice in the greater China (e.g., mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau ) or Chinese residents and immigrants and/or their communities overseas.

The winning student(s) will receive a plaque and a $300 cash award, and will be recognized at the ACCCJ general member meeting during the American Society of Criminology annual conference in Washington, DC.

Submission deadline: All papers should be submitted in electronic format by August 31, 2020 to Jessica Li at cmj.li@polyu.edu.hk

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Call for Papers: Killing in the name of the war on drugs

Killing in the name of the war on drugs

Guest editors: Alex Stevens, Karen Joe Laider

The Asian region is marked by a high number of killings that are carried out in the name of the war on drugs. Several countries retain the death penalty for drug offences, and there are also numerous extra-judicial killings of people who use drugs, especially in the Philippines.

This special section of the International Journal of Drug Policy will build on work presented at the first Asian regional meeting of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy, where several papers on such killings were presented. We now invite researchers in any discipline relevant to drug policy to submit articles for publication about the topic of killings that are carried out in Asia in the name of the war on drugs. These could be judicial or extra-judicial killings. Authors do not have to have attended or presented at the ISSDP regional meeting.

We will particularly welcome articles on:

  • Extra-judicial killings of people who use drugs in the Philippines, Bangladesh and other Asian countries.
  • The implementation of the death penalty for drug offences in China, Iran and other Asian countries.
  • Efforts at national and international level to put an end to judicial and extra-judicial killings related to drug use and trafficking in Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and other Asian countries.
  • Analysis of debates about such killings in the public sphere in Asia, including the political uses of capital punishment and the creation of public opinion on this topic.

To clarify: we are not seeking articles for this special section that focus on violence that is related to drug policy or markets unless they relate to killings that are carried out by states or states- sponsored actors in the name of controlling drug markets and users. Such other articles can be submitted for consideration in the usual way.

Submitted articles will be subject to the usual peer review process. Articles that are published in this special section will be made free-to-download for a promotional period of between 60 and 90 days.

If you would like to submit an article for publication in this special section, please use the usual submission process at https://www.elsevier.com/journals/international-journal-of-drug- policy/0955-3959/guide-for-authors. Specify ‘drug war killing in Asia’ as the name of the special section, and choose Alex Stevens as your preferred editor.

The deadline for submission is 27 April 2020. Click here for more details!

University of Macau: Position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology

The Department of Sociology of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Macau, invites applications for the position of Associate/Assistant Professor in Criminology. The department offers Bachelor, Master, and PhD programmes in Sociology and Criminology, has a productive and diverse faculty drawn from many parts of the world, including the United States, Netherlands, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macau. The Department of Sociology has a strong research portfolio focusing on comparative criminology, policing, substance abuse, juvenile delinquency, intimate partner violence, migration, demography, political sociology, child and adolescent development, and quantitative research methods.

More information about the department is available at the UM website: https://fss.um.edu.mo/department-of- sociology/. Click here for more details of the position.

New Course Promotion: Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong – Advanced Level

New Course Promotion: Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong – Advanced Level

‘Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong – Advanced Level’, organized by Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (Hong Kong Chapter) is happening in October this year!

Come join us in advancing our knowledge in fraud! For more information and registration, please email events@hkacfe.com.

Fraud Investigation in Hong Kong is yearly regular course collaborating with ACFE. You may find more about it here.