- IASOC Election Nominations
- What is Organized Crime?
- ASC Booth -- Display your work
- 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
- Comparative and International Aspects of Criminal and Terrorism Funding Workshop
- Call for Papers
- Recent Publications
If you have any thing that you would like to include in a future mailing, or if you have any questions or concerns, please the acting executive director.
IASOC Election Nominations are Now Open!
The time has come to hold IASOC elections. Accordingly we need people to stand for the following positions:
- Executive Director
The only requirement for any position is that you are member of IASOC in good standing. That just means that once membership opens, you must be a paid member. You can be based anywhere in the world.
A basic rundown of the responsibilities are: President -- organizes annual meeting at ASC and works with the Executive Director in order to advance IASOC.
Executive Director -- coordinates annual contests; writes the newsletters.
Trustee -- sits on the annual contests, reads and votes as a member of that committee.
If you have any questions about any of the roles, please don't hesitate to email me. Graduate students are welcome, and encouraged to run, for the trustee position.
The nomination process will be open until Monday October 26th. To nominate yourself, please send me an email with your name and the position you intend to run for. If necessary, I'll ask for more materials at a later date. Elections will be held after ASC so those who can attend the meeting can meet each other and so there is ample time for those interested in full membership to pay and gain their voting eligibility.
What is Organized Crime?
One of the things I wish to do with the new website is to have a page dedicated to this question. I will be approaching some of you to write a 300 word overview on the aspect of OC that you work in. If you would like to volunteer to write an overview, please send me an email with the subject you'd like to write on.
ASC Booth -- Display your work
The IASOC meeting will take place at ASC on Friday November 20th from 5pm until 6:20pm at the Hilton, 2101, second floor in Washington D.C. (See asc41.com for more information.) The two featured IASOC panels will take place on Friday November 20th. There is also an IASOC roundtable on Thursday November 19th. If you are presenting on an organized crime topic, please let me know as I will be putting together a program listing all of the panels that may be of interest to the members and I don't want to miss your presentation for inclusion.
I am also excited to announce that we will be having a booth at ASC. It will be a place not only where you can pay for your annual membership, but it is also a place where you can book some time to feature your work and yourself. I would like to invite all members who will be attending to bring your books to display and perhaps even sell (check with your publishers) and prints of your articles to display. If you would like to present a book or hold some sort of activity at the booth, please let me know and we'll set a schedule up.
We will also need volunteers to man the booth in two hour blocks.
If you are interested in being involved with the ASC booth, have any questions, or would like me to contact your publisher for you, please write me and let me know.
Events and Call for Papers
Conference | 10th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy
When: May 16th-18th, 2016
Where: Sydney, Australia
Cost: Click here for more information
Submission period: November 2nd, 2015 - January 15th, 2016
Conference website: www.issdp2016.com
The next annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Drug Policy will take place in Sydney, 16-18 May 2016. Given the strong overlap of the ISSDP's interests in illicit drug production, trafficking and markets with the field of organised crime, we would be very happy to see members of IASOC at the ISSDP conference. There is a scholarship programme to support attendance by doctoral students, scholars from developing countries and scholars from Asia. More details are available at http://www.issdp2016.com/
Workshop | Comparative and International Aspects of Criminal and Terrorism Funding
When: October 26th - 27th
Where: University of Tilburg
Cost: No charge for attendance but spaces are limited and filling up fast.
Write to Colin King to book your place.
For more information see the project leaflet here.
Call for Papers | Special Issue on Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
Journal: Trends in Organized Crime
Interest deadline: October 31st, 2015
Manuscript deadline: September 30th, 2016
Contact: Klaus von Lampe
The peer-reviewed journal Trends in Organized Crime is seeking contributions to a special issue on outlaw motorcycle gangs. Papers can be conceptual, theoretical or empirical, may be local, national or global in scope, and may address the nature, etc. of OMGs as well as matters of law enforcement and policy. Those interested in contributing are requested to send an abstract to the Editor-in-Chief Klaus von Lampe by 31 October 2015. Manuscripts should be submitted no later than 30 September 2016.
Recent Publications in Organized Crime
Windle, J., & Briggs, D. (2015). ‘It’s like working away for two weeks’: The harms associated with young drug dealers commuting from a saturated London drug market. Crime Prevention & Community Safety, 17(2), 105-119.
Windle, J., & Briggs, D. (2015). Going solo: the social organisation of drug dealing within a London street gang. Journal of Youth Studies, 18(9), 1170-1185.
It may be of interest to the members that the Brookings Institute has a project page on Improving Global Drug Policy which can be found here.