This edition of the newsletter contains information about the following:
- IASOC on Social Media
- ASC panels/ roundtables
- Results for the prize wording vote
- Call for IASOC Prize Nominations
- Organized Crime Seminar in Oxford (Feb 2nd)
- Recent Publications
Further information can be found at iasoc.net and past newsletters can be found here.
If you have any thing that you would like to include in a future mailing, or if you have any questions or concerns, please email me.
As part of our re-design, we now have new logos and have set up social media accounts. You can follow IASOC on Facebook or Twitter, where information of interest to the members will be posted from time to time.
The call for BSC was put out in mid-January and like ASC, I'm offering to organize an Organized Crime panel for those of us who are based in Europe or who are willing to present organized crime matters. I'd like to field some ideas for a thematic panel and I am likewise happy to put together a student panel. The theme for the conference is "Voyages of Critical Discovery." If you would like to participate, either by presenting or chairing a session, or have a student who should participate, please write me at GundurRV [at] cf [dot] ac [dot] uk by April 1st.
More information on the conference can be found here.
I have already had some interest for the panels for ASC. We still need to flesh out the Economic Crime panel and need a chair for it, so if you have any interest, please let me know as soon as possible. If you have an idea for another panel and can suggest some folks to sit on it, let me know and I'll get working on it. So far the interested parties are as follows:
The Terror Crime Nexus (please confirm your spot by sending me an abstract by Wednesday February 25th)
- Vincenzo Ruggiero, "Organised Behaviour and Organised Identity"
- Sharon Melzer TBD
- Louise Shelly? TBD
- Mitch Roth TBD
- Chair: Howard Abadinsky
- Dwight C. Smith, Jr. TBD
- Mike Levi TBD
- Rajeev Gundur, "Blue Collar Money Laundering"
- Chair: Open
Vote Results for Ph.D. Prize
After having the vote open for nearly two months for a change in the wording of the Ph.D. prize eligibility, I have tallied results and we have voted for a change in the wording by a wide margin. The new eligibility, effective immediately, will be: "To apply for this award, recent doctoral graduates should (1) submit a two page summary of their research, (2) a letter of recommendation from their supervising professor/dissertation chair/dissertation committee member, and (3) a PDF of the final accepted (i.e. with all corrections) doctoral dissertation/thesis to the IASOC Executive Director via email. To be eligible, the graduate should have successfully defended their dissertation/doctoral thesis no longer than three years before the deadline of the call for nominations."
Thanks to all who voted.
Call for IASOC Prize Nominations
The call for the IASOC Prize Nominations is out. If you would like to nominate a book or article published in the last three years, a Ph.D. dissertation/thesis, or someone for the distinguished scholar award, please do by emailing me.
Events | Scholarships | Fellowships | Funding
Understanding and Responding to Organized Crime
Our own Federico Varese has organized a seminar called Understanding and Responding to Organized Crime to be held on February 20th, 2015 in Oxford.
It is free to attend by you need to RSVP by emailing Charlotte Baarda: charlotte [dot] baarda [at] sociology [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk.
A full list of the speakers and topics, as well as the event's location can be found here.
Recent Publications in Organized Crime
Haller, Mark. Illegal Enterprise: The Work of Historian Mark Haller.
Kruisbergen, E.W., E.R. Kleemans, & R.F. Kouwenberg. "Profitability, power, or proximity? Organized crime offenders investing their money in legal economy." European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, online: DO 10.1007/s10610-014-9263-5