Call For Papers


21st Annual JSA Conference

May 30 – June 1, 2019

At BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY

BRIDGEWATER, MA

 

THEME: THE PUBLIC GOOD: CAPITALISM, GOVERNMENT, AND JUSTICE

The 21st Annual meeting of the Justice Studies Association will be interdisciplinary as is our understanding of the public good in relation to capitalism, government, and justice. This conference will explore many aspects the public good on multiple levels as it impacts all areas of society. We hope it will raise questions, stimulate discussion, and encourage positive interactions. The Justice Studies Association is committed to inclusiveness. We welcome presentations from teachers, scholars, activists, professionals, and community members on justice, teaching strategies, research findings, personal experiences, and artistic/creative expressions. In the spirit of cultivating group discussion around the issues, the JSA way encourages presenters to limit their presentations to 12 minutes and three to five slides if using PowerPoint or similar technology. This format allows more time for discussion and dialogue. JSA remains oriented around aspects of criminal, restorative, and transformative justice.

PRESENTERS MIGHT ADDRESS (BUT NOT LIMITED TO) THE FOLLOWING THEMES, QUESTIONS, OR ISSUES:
  • Redefining the public good
  • Social movements and political action
  • The role of civil disobedience
  • Civic engagement
  • Defining free will
  • Violence and power
  • Art and community
  • Pedagogy/Teaching strategies
JSA ALSO CONTINUES TO WELCOME PRESENTATIONS ON:
  • Recent developments in restorative and transformative justice
  • Theoretical and empirical understanding of crime, justice, and law
  • State crime, political/governmental crime, corporate crime, white-collar crime
  • Prisoner rights and mass incarceration
  • Social inequality across various social institutions
Submission Instructions:

You may submit a paper abstract or propose an entire panel session or round-table. JSA encourages your creative modes of presentation, including but not limited to video, photography and interactive sessions. Please send your presentation or session title with a 200 word abstract to (justicestudies2019@gmail.com) by April 15th, 2019.

All submissions must include your name, affiliation, and contact information on the abstract page. If you are submitting an entire panel session, include all participant contact information.

Please contact Stephen Simms (Program Chair) at ssimms@bridgew.edu with any direct questions concerning the call for papers.