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PhD Conference - May 2023



The Criminal Justice Centre is delighted to announce this Call for papers for the forth Warwick CJC PhD conference, ‘Criminal Justice: Issues at the forefront of Society’. This one-day conference seeks to bring together PhD researchers at any stage of their programme, who are researching criminal justice, criminal law or criminology related topics. Visiting students and PhD researchers from outside Warwick are also welcomed to participate.

The in-person conference will take place on Friday 5th May 2023. This will be a unique opportunity to present your work to peers and senior colleagues in an informal and supportive environment. The main aim of the conference is to encourage and support junior colleagues in preparing, delivering and engaging in discussions on their own and others’ work, and to allow you to share your work and meet colleagues working on related issues.



Submissions can be made for full panels or individual papers.

Panel Guidelines

Submissions of panels should consist of no more than 3 papers.

Please submit a proposed theme for the panel as well as the name and email address of the panel organiser.

Also upload a single document including a brief abstract of no more than 150 words for each of the papers (which can be a thesis chapter or thesis project, or any other piece you would like to receive feedback on) along with the name and institutional affiliation of each presenter by 6th March 2023. Successful panels will be notified in the following week.

All relevant information and documents can be submitted by clicking the link here.

Individual Abstract Guidelines

Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words along a proposed title for the presentation as long as the name email address and institutional affiliation the author by 6th March 2023. Successful abstracts will be notified in the following week.

The submission link for individual abstracts can be found by clicking the link here.


If you have any questions or queries about the conference, please email the organizers at or .