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Call-out for Higher Degree Research Conference Submissions

Call-out for Higher Degree Research Conference Submissions

Abstract submission closing date extended to 30 May, 9am AEST.

This national conference will be held on 19-20 July 2022 at The University of Sydney Law School

Crime Stories: HDR adventures in criminal law, justice and criminological research

Much of the research which we do in relation to criminal justice, crime research and criminology, centres on stories. What are today’s stories in interdisciplinary disciplines?  What are the lenses and filters through which we see stories in criminal justice today?  Do we see stories from the past as useful in interpreting today’s research?

Stories about crime, criminal justice and criminology are generated through:

  • court transcripts and judgments
  • qualitative methodologies such as surveys and interviews
  • quantitative methodologies that generate interpretative stories
  • images, sounds and digital technologies
  • legal history and archives.

Finally, thinking about stories is not limited to narratives arising from research – researchers tell themselves stories about the work they are doing and why they are doing it, and they become the protagonists in their own career stories.

Who should attend?
This conference is specifically aimed at Australian HDR candidates at any stage who are undertaking research in criminology, criminal law, crime and criminal justice. The program’s overarching aim is to bring HDR candidates together and offer a platform for an enjoyable, inspiring and productive time within a supportive environment.

The program includes opportunities for all attendees to participate in research ‘flash talks’ aimed at generating research and peer support networks. For more advanced HDR candidates, there will be opportunities to present their interim findings. We will also provide workshop sessions on a range of HDR issues such as:

  • research methodologies, ethics and pandemics
  • theoretical and critical engagement
  • thesis writing strategies
  • industry engagement, translational research and disseminating findings beyond academia
  • personal researcher-centred narratives
  • career strategies.

Requirements for abstract submission:
Abstracts may be submitted for either a flash talk, stand-alone paper (for advanced HDR candidates), or group panel of at least three speakers.

Panels will be allocated 60 minutes, and stand-alone presentations will be allocated 15 minutes.  Abstracts for a stand-alone paper or panel session should be no more than 300 words, and should be accompanied by a short author biography of no more than 100 words and a statement of the stage of their HDR candidature.

Flash talks will be allocated 5 minutes depending on final numbers.  HDR students at all stages of their candidature are encouraged to submit abstracts for the flash talks session. Abstracts for flash talks should include the title of the work and a short author biography of no more than 100 words.

Limited travel bursaries for interstate and regional HDR candidates may be applied for here.

Abstract submission dates:
Abstracts to be submitted by: 9am AEST, 30 May 2022 (this is the extended date)
Notification of abstract acceptance will be made by: 6 June 2022
Presenter acceptance due by: 27 June 2022
Presenter registration due by: 12 July 2022
Conference registration opens: 6 June 2022

Please note that the conference details are yet to be finalised however the aim is to hold it in-person at Sydney Law School.

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This conference is hosted by the Sydney Institute of Criminology at Sydney Law School.

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Jul 19 - 20 2022


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