2015 Call for Papers

UACES Collaborative research Network (CRN):  Policing and European Studies.

Call for Papers: Policing in times of uncertainty: Challenges of integrated security.

With the expiration of the EU’s Stockholm Programme, there is need for the EU to plan for the next five years of the development of the Area of Freedom Security and Justice. In addition certain transnational law enforcement and justice issues are now coming to the fore. This UACES collaborative research network conference on Policing and European Studies will be exploring some of these issues at fourth conference, looking at the resulting important political and legal changes. This will be held on the (Friday of 1st May 2015) at Abertay University, Dundee.

We invite research papers (maximum of 6,000 words) from doctoral and early career researchers, as well as more established academics, practitioners and policy makers, from across a range of disciplines such as police and security studies, law, criminology and sociology, political science, International Relations, European studies, psychology, and management and organisational change.

Proposals for papers are invited covering these strands, in particular, but in no means confined to the following areas;

  • The new criminal law jurisdiction of the EU, implications for policing.
  • Policing human trafficking and the EU.
  • Radicalisation, Recruitment to Terrorism and the EU.
  • Data and Security in the EU.
  • Policing economic crime in the EU.
  • Policing the borders of the EU.

Please send an abstract of 150 – 200 words to the organisers by the 30th January 15. You will be notified if your application is successful by Friday the 13th February 15, with registration for the conference being opened after that date.

Please contact the conference organisers if you require further information as to this conference, or the research network generally.

Maria O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in Law, (m.oneill@abertay.ac.uk)

Mo Egan, Lecturer in Law (m.egan@abertay.ac.uk)

University of Abertay Dundee, Bell Street, Dundee DD 1 1HG, Scotland, UK.

For further details about this UACES collaborative research network see the UACES web site http://uaces.org/networks/2009d.php or the research network web site at http://policingandeuropeanstudies.abertay.ac.uk/ .

Further news: An opportunity has arisen for publication, subject to  the usual peer review process, of a selection of papers from this conference, for a special issue in the Journal of European Policing Studies, http://www.maklu-online.eu/en/crime/ejps/, with Dr. Mo Egan, Ken Swinton and Dr. Anastasia Koulouri as joint editors of this special issue. Further details on this opportunity from Dr. Mo Egan.