Special Issue: The Criminology of Carlo Morselli

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
March 8, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Canadian History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Sociology, Social Sciences

The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice is seeking submissions for an upcoming special issue on the criminology of Carlo Morselli.

From organized crime to co-offending and criminal achievement, Carlo Morselli’s contribution to the field was as remarkable as it was diverse. Carlo entered the field by bringing a fresh view of organized crime, showing how the social interactions among criminal entrepreneurs can be systematically coded and analyzed to bring the field forward. His research at times focused on the individual entrepreneur – how do they get ahead? – and other times, on criminal organizations as a whole. Carlo was interested in the social organization of illegal markets, an interest that led him to bring his unique perspective on a varied set of activities (e.g. drug and firearm trafficking, prostitution, car exportation, collusion), and one that allowed him to examine cooperation among offenders from a variety of angles. Carlo took a non-judgmental approach to the study of crime, allowing to appreciate the risks and rewards of each activity, paying attention to the various ways in which crime invites or prevents successful collaboration among criminals.


For this special issue, we invite contributions in the spirit of Carlo Morselli’s contribution to criminology. The deadline for abstract submission is March 8, 2021. The deadline for full paper submissions is August 2, 2021. 

For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/morselliCFP

Contact Info: 

Interested authors are asked to submit a detailed, structured abstract of no more than 300 words Dr. Martin Bouchard at mbouchard@sfu.ca

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