7th Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference, 2023

Simeon Sungi Announcement
Subject Fields
Human Rights, Humanities, Law and Legal History, Race / Ethnic Studies, Social Sciences

About the Conference
The Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference (CCJC) is a creation of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the United States International University-Africa in Nairobi, Kenya. The CCJC’s mission is to provide a forum for academics, practitioners, and students a platform to share research relating to crime prevention, good practice, and strategies for policy and prevention of crime. The CCJC is the only conference in the East African region that is held annually and brings together academics, practitioners, and students across the East African region, Africa, and the World.

To this effect, the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice under the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at USIU-Africa is organizing for the 7th Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference 2023 (Hybrid-virtual and in-person), and is inviting submission of papers for the conference.

Date: July 27-28, 2023
Time: 8.00am - 5.00pm (East Africa Time)
Theme: "Protect and Serve: Promoting Better Policing through shared best practices”
Venue: USIU-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya (In-person and through Zoom)
Keynote speaker: To be Announced

Thematic Areas

  1. Community policing
  2. Pro-active policing
  3. Crime reports and statistics
  4. Policing and human rights
  5. Policing and alternative dispute mechanisms
  6. Policing and leadership
  7. Post-COVID-19 and policing
  8. Policing and the juvenile justice system
  9. International policing
  10. Women in policing
  11. Crime prevention strategies
  12. Policing and public protests
  13. Technology and policing
  14. Police deviance: Corruption and Controls
  15. Police selection, training, and socialization

Instruction for submissions:
Submissions should be of a high standard, unpublished, and suitable for scientific or professional publications. They could be theoretical, or field research-based papers and practical/experimental papers based on individual, institutional, or community experience. All submitted abstracts and papers will be referred to blind reviewers to uphold the high standards of the conference. All papers should follow the APA citation format.

Papers are expected to have a uniform structure/format, Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, maximum of 20 pages including references, appendices, figures, etc.

Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and should be organized as (1) title, context, and objectives, (2) methodology, contribution, and not more than 5 keywords.

Electronic submissions of abstracts and papers should be emailed to ccjc@usiu.ac.ke

Conference fees and payments:
This will be a hybrid conference (in-person and virtually). Participants will pay a standard fee of $50 or KES. 5,000.
It will be FREE for Students. Upon submission of abstracts, students must submit copies of their student identity card.

Important dates:

  • April 30 – Submission deadline for individual paper abstracts and panels.
  • May 31 – Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection.
  • June 30 – Deadline for complete paper submission.
  • July 27-28 – Conference event.

Request information at ccjc@usiu.ac.ke 

Contact Information
Organizing CommitteeCriminology and Criminal Justice ConferenceUnited States International University-AfricaP.O. Box 14634-00800Nairobi, KENYA
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