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Update to the Call for papers on Criminal Justice for the 2013 Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.


SLS Annual Conference 2013: Criminal Justice Section Call for Papers

Dear colleague,


Following my previous e-mail, I wanted to remind members that the Criminal Justice Section welcomes papers for the SLS Conference, “Britain and Ireland in Europe: Europe in Britain and Ireland” (for further details see,, which will take place in Edinburgh this year. The Criminal Justice Section will meet on Tuesday 3rd September and Wednesday 4th September 2013.


The Criminal Justice Section welcomes papers on any aspect of Criminal Justice. Members may wish to consider submitting papers around the on-going work of the Law Commission, including, but not limited to, its review of Offences Against the Person, Hate Crimes, and Insanity and Automatism, the DPP’s guidance on Participation in Crime and Social Media, the Sentencing Council’s review of Sentencing of Sexual Offences, or new amendments introduced under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. This list is merely indicative of the areas which members may wish to consider, and the Section welcomes papers on all aspects of Criminal Justice.


These sessions are supportive, informative and constructive, and contributions from research students, and early career academics as well as senior colleagues are welcomed. 

If you are interested in submitting a paper, please forward your title and an initial abstract (200-300 words) to Nicola Wake ( by the 4th March 2013 for consideration.

If your paper is accepted, you will be required to submit a final version of your abstract to the Paperbank by 31st July 2013 (  Speakers are also encouraged to submit a written paper to the Paperbank in order to be considered for the Best Paper Prize; the entry conditions for which are available via the SLS website.


Booking for the conference opens in May. I have been asked to remind speakers that they are required to book and pay for the conference in the normal way.

For those speakers offering papers to more than one section please let me know so that we may avoid clashes in the conference programme; this does not mean that you will not be able to submit more than one paper.

I look forward to hearing from you.

 With Best Wishes,


Nicola Wake

Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University

SLS Criminal Justice Section Convenor




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