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Call for Papers and Nominations
The American Society of Criminology invites nominations for 2018 awards. Members are encouraged to submit nominations of Division of policing members. More information about the awards and deadlines here.
Policing: An International Journal (formerly PIJPSM) invites submissions for a special issue on the topic of Intelligence-led Policing by July 7, 2018. Further details available here.
Criminal Justice Review invites submissions for a special issue “Police Body-Worn Cameras,” edited by Dr. Matthew Crow and Dr. John Oritz Smykla. More information available here.
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR 2018 ASC TEACHING AWARD
(Application Deadline: April 1)
The Teaching Award (established in 2008) is a lifetime-achievement award designed to recognize excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate teaching over the span of an academic career. This award is meant to identify and reward teaching excellence that has been demonstrated by individuals either (a) at one educational institution where the nominee is recognized and celebrated as a master teacher of criminology and criminal justice; or, (b) at a regional or national level as a result of that individual’s sustained efforts to advance criminological/criminal justice education.
Any faculty member who holds a full-or part-time position teaching criminology or criminal justice is eligible for the award, inclusive of graduate and undergraduate universities as well as two- and four-year colleges. In addition, faculty members who have retired are eligible within the first two years of retirement.
Faculty may be nominated by colleagues, peers, or students, or they may self-nominate, by writing a letter of nomination to the Chair of the Teaching Awards Committee. Letters of nomination must include a statement in support of nomination of not more than three pages. The nominee and/or the nominator may write the statement.
Nominees will be contacted by the Chair of the Teaching Award Committee and asked to submit a teaching portfolio of supporting materials. The teaching portfolios should include:
- a table of contents
- curriculum vita, and
- evidence of teaching accomplishments, which may include
- student evaluations, which may be qualitative or quantitative, from recent years or over the course of the nominee’s career
- peer reviews of teaching,
- nominee statements of teaching philosophy and practices,
- evidence of mentoring,
- evidence of research on teaching (papers presented on teaching, teaching journals edited, etc.),
- selected syllabi,
- letters of nomination/reference, and
- other evidence of teaching achievements.
The materials in the portfolio should include brief, descriptive narratives designed to provide the Teaching Award Committee with the proper context to evaluate the materials. Student evaluations, for example, should be introduced by a very brief description of the methods used to collect the evaluation data and, if appropriate, the scales used and available norms to assist with interpretation. Other materials in the portfolio should include similar brief descriptions to assist the Committee with evaluating the significance of the materials.
Current members of the ASC Board are ineligible to receive this award.
Letters of nomination (including statements in support of nomination) should be submitted to the Teaching Award Committee Chair in electronic format and must be received by April 1, 2018. The nominee’s portfolio and all other supporting materials should also be submitted to the Teaching Award Committee Chair in electronic format and must be received by June 1, 2018.
Teaching Award Committee Chair
Barbara Koons Witt
The Executive Board may decide not to give the award in any given year. Award decisions will be based on the strength of the nominees’ qualifications and not on the number of nomination endorsements received for any particular candidate.
NIJ Research and Evaluation on the Administration of Justice Solicitation
NIJ seeks to support the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ’s) priorities of reducing violent crime and enhancing investigations and prosecutions by funding investigator-initiated, interdisciplinary research and evaluation projects related to the administration of justice. While the scope of this solicitation is defined as investigator initiated, the following research topics are of particular interest to DOJ.
- Eyewitness Identification Evidence: cognitive neuroscience; and research on estimator and system variables
- Front-end Intervention Strategies: diversion and deflection; pretrial notification protocols and court appearance compliance; bail reform; and justice-led strategies aimed at young-adult offenders
- Enhancing Investigations and Prosecutions: body-worn cameras; and juror decision-making
Webinar: A webinar for this solicitation is scheduled for 3:00 pm EST on April 4, 2018. See the registration page at https://ojp.webex.com/ojp/onstage/g.php?MTID=e0ee8b353ae335b60d7ad92d7a83dd37e. A transcript will be available on NIJ’s website at https://www.nij.gov/.
The full solicitation is available here.
Job and Position Announcements
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- The University of Queensland is seeking an inaugural Director to lead an institution-wide, multi-faculty initiative to address the technical, social, and policy dimensions of global security. More details available here.
- Police Practice and Research is currently conducting a search to fill the role of Associate Managing Editor. Further details available here.
- The University of Arkansas Little Rock (UA Little Rock) Department of Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice (R96985) position to begin August 2018. They seek candidates with a Ph.D. (or completed all Ph.D. requirements before employment commences) in Criminology, Criminal Justice, or a closely related field. Further details available here.
- The Department of Law, Police Science & Criminal Justice Administration at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, seeks a seasoned and outstanding senior scholar in criminal justice, criminology or a related field, qualified for appointment as a full professor with tenure, to serve as Chairperson effective Fall 2018. Further details available here.
- Applications are invited for a research associate (post-doctoral researcher) in Criminal Justice/Criminology in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University. The successful candidate for the current position will provide research guidance and project management for several externally funded research projects. Further details available here.
- South Dakota State’s Department of Sociology and Rural Studies invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin in the Fall of 2018. Further details are available here.
- The University of South Carolina’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites applicants for two tenure track positions, one with a specialization in policing. Further details are available here.
- The George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and society invites applicants for two tenure track positions beginning in the Fall of 2018. Further details are available here.
- The University of South Florida’s Department of Criminology invites applicants for two tenure track positions beginning in the Fall of 2018. Further details are available here.
- The American Society of Criminology invites applications for the position of Editor of Criminology & Public Policy, one of its official journals. The new Editor will be responsible for three volumes, beginning with the February 2020 issue. It is anticipated that new manuscript submissions will transfer to the new Editor in the spring of 2019. Further details are available here
New Publications and Policing Journals
Books & Online Resources
- Sacramento Police Department Sergeant Renée Mitchell gave a TED talk on the founding of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing entitled “Research not Protests.”
- Martin Guevara Urbina and Sophia Espinoza Alvarez have released a new book, Latino Police Officers in the United States: An Examination of Emerging Trends and Issues.
- The Centre for Public Safety and Criminal Justice Research at the University of the Fraser Valley has released a new book “Eliminating Crime: The 7 Essential Principles of Police-Based Crime Reduction” that is available for free download on the Centre’s website.
- The Smart Policing Initiative website has a number of webinar videos covering important topics in policing. These include:
- The Criminology 101: Key Findings Every Police Practitioner Needs to Know from Criminological Research and Criminology 102: Busted Myths in Criminology webinars presented by Dr. Scott Decker
- The Strategies for Measuring Organizational Change webinar presented by Dr. Brenda Bond.
- The Using Randomized Controlled Trials in Criminal Justice webinar presented by Dr. Gipsy Escobar and Dr. Michael D. White. Video coming soon.
Read the latest issue of policing journals at the links below:
- European Journal of Policing Studies
- International Journal of Police Science and Management
- Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology
- Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
- Police Quarterly
- Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management
- Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice
- Policing & Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy
Conferences and Events
- The American Society of Criminology Annual Meeting will be held November 15-18, 2017 in Philadelphia. See more on Division of Policing events on our ASC page when the schedule is finalized.
- The Third International Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health was held October 2-5, 2016 in Amsterdam.
- The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) held their 2016 Academic Symposium at John Jay College of Criminal Justice on April 22, 2016. More information HERE.
- The 2016 Conference of the International Academy of Investigative Psychology was held May 13-14, 2016 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. More information HERE.
- A Mini-Conference on Policing and Race was held at the University of Cincinnati January 29-30, 2016. More information HERE.
- The 2015 European Police Research and Science Conference was held October 5-8, 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.
- The American Society for Public Administration held its annual conference March 6-10, 2015 in Chicago.
- The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE) inaugural academic conference: Moving Beyond Discipline: The Role of Civilians in Police Accountability was held February 6, 2015 at Seattle University School of Law. Symposium papers are available online.
- The International Association of Chiefs of Police has a new student membership program. Students can become IACP members and gain access to resources, training, and networking opportunities for only $30. More information available HERE and at the IACP Membership page.
- Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice is a leading peer-reviewed publication from Oxford University Press. Aimed at connecting law enforcement leaders, police researchers, analysts, and policy makers, it contains critical analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics from policing on a local and global stage. In a new partnership with the Division of Policing, Oxford Journals is offering a special reduced members’ annual subscription rate of $114, a discount of more than 60% on the standard price ($308). This offer provides one year’s print subscription – 4 issues – along with complimentary online access. To claim this offer, please visit www.policing.oxfordjournals.org and choose the ‘Subscriptions’ tab. More information available HERE.