3rd National Research Conference on Criminal Justice
Call for Papers and Posters
Looking Back to the Future: Reinvigorating Philippine Criminology and Criminal Justice with Theories, Innovations, and Research
Wednesday-Friday, August 3-5, 2016 Bethel Guest House, Rizal Boulevard, Dumaguete City, Philippines
THE PHILIPPINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCHERS SOCIETY, Inc. is organizing the 3rd National Research Conference on Criminal Justice with the theme, â€œLooking Back to the Future: Reinvigorating Philippine Criminology and Criminal Justice with Theories, Innovations, and Researchâ€. The Society, in collaboration with its co-organizers Negros Oriental State University and Cavite State University, invites interested academics, practitioners, and graduate students to attend the conference and share their articles on theories, innovations, and research which are relevant to criminology and criminal justice.
THE PHILIPPINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCHERS SOCIETY, Inc.,founded on October 23, 2014 is a private, non-stock and non-profit organization duly registered in the Securities and Exchange Commission. It promotes and develops criminological and criminal justice research in the Philippines. It further cultivates an environment where criminologists, practitioners, and policy makers exchange ideas to enhance the effectiveness of law enforcement, prosecution, court, correction, and community against crimes.
THE PHILIPPINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCHERS SOCIETY, Inc. aims to provide an opportunity for academics, practitioners, policy makers, undergraduate students and post-graduate researchers in the fields of criminal justice to come together and exchange ideas to help curb the countryâ€™s crime problems; and to bring together the various practitioners in government/private sectors and schools of criminal justice education and encourage them to promote, exchange and disseminate knowledge, experiences, lessons and principles in criminological research.
THE PHILIPPINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE RESEARCHERS SOCIETY, Inc. invites quantitative and qualitative papers and posters on key areas in criminology and criminal justice research. These areas include:
1.Theory building and testing
This track comprises theoretical and empirical research articles on theories of criminology and criminal justice. Researchers are encouraged to present their theories on matters with relevance to criminal etiology and crime control. The theory could be general or specific to the Philippine context. Likewise, researchers are encouraged to present their efforts in testing western-made theories using data in the Philippines or Asia.
2.Innovations and evaluations in criminal justice
This track comprises unique innovations and evaluations in the criminal justice system in the Philippines or Asia. Articles on innovations may include new policies, models, technology, and systems in preventing and suppressing criminal activities. Articles on evaluations may include evaluation of the results of new policies, models, technology, and systems in crime prevention and suppression. The results of these innovations may include their efficiency, effectiveness, and impact on the community.
3.Criminal justice education
This track comprises articles on educational and academic issues in criminology and criminal justice, including topics on innovative teaching methods and effectiveness of the undergraduate and graduate programs in criminology and criminal justice; it may also discuss the performance of graduates in licensure examinations and their employability after graduation.
4.Legal research in criminal justice
This track comprises qualitative/theoretical research articles on the legal aspects on criminal justice, including the effects of law in the administration of justice in the Philippines or Asia.
5.Forensic science and criminalistics
This track comprises theoretical and quantitative articles on forensic science and criminalistics. Researchers are encouraged to submit articles on these areas that have direct or indirect relevance to criminal detection and investigation.
Recent papers are more desirable. However, all papers written in the past five years can be presented at the conference.
For paper presenters
Researchers are expected to follow the American Psychological Association (APA) format in writing their manuscripts. As such,
â€¢Full papers must follow the IMRAD format of a journal article. IMRAD stands for Introduction, Methodology, Results, and Discussion. However, theoretical and qualitative papers may deviate from this convention and follow other conventions in writing theoretical and qualitative articles. The entire paper must be 3,000 to 10,000 words.
â€¢The title page must include the title, author/sâ€™ name (byline) and institutional affiliation (with address), and email address.
â€¢Abstracts should be no longer than 220 words and must be written in one paragraph with no subheadings. It must include short background, objective/s, method, and key results for quantitative article. Abstracts for theoretical articles include the topic, purpose, sources used, and conclusions. Abstracts for methodological papers must include the method being proposed/discusses, features of the method, applications, and performance of the method. For case studies, abstracts must include the subject, the problem and solution, and questions raised for research and theory.
â€¢The Introduction answers these questions: Why is the problem important? How do the hypothesis and study design relate to the problem? What are the theoretical implications of the study, and how does the study relate to previous work in the area? What theoretical propositions are tested, and how were they arrived? And, what are the main and specific objectives of the study? Introductions may have subheadings.
â€¢The Methods section must include the study design, characteristics of respondents/participants, and measures of variables (if using scales). The researcher may also want to report the statistical procedures used if such procedures are complex and are uncommon.
â€¢The Results section for quantitative articles must report results in tabular form with relevant and appropriate discussion focusing on the main objectives/hypothesis of the study. For qualitative articles, relevant conventions unique to qualitative articles can be followed.
â€¢The Discussion may begin with the restatement of the primary objective of the study. Then, the researcher is expected to state his significant findings and discuss how these findings relate to theoretical, practical, and empirical issues relevant to the study. Also, the researcher may state the major limitations of the study and the possible future research that could address the questions raised. The section may end up with a brief conclusion restating the main findings and their major implications.
For poster presenters
â€¢The poster should both be attractive and self-explanatory - presenting organized and concise key ideas, conclusions and recommendations.
â€¢Poster should be one full-sized illustration board, 40â€ x 30â€ (in portrait format) with labels not exceeding 600 words.
â€¢The design should flow sequentially from one part to the next (left to right or top to bottom).
â€¢Number or arrows may be used to help the eye move from item to item in the correct order. Avoid cluttering with text or artwork.
â€¢Poster text should be presented in no more than three colors. Dark typed on light background is easiest to read.
â€¢Photographs/illustrations should be 5â€ X 7â€. Captions and labels should be readable from two meters away and not cluttered with unnecessary details. Graphs are preferable to tables. Use only one vertical scale per graph.
One research paper/poster will be awarded as the BEST RESEARCH PAPER/POSTER.
â€¢Abstracts must be submitted on or before June 3, 2016.
â€¢Submission of full papers is OPTIONAL (on or before July 3, 2016). However, only submitted full papers will be included in the competition for Best Research Paper.
â€¢Submit your abstracts and full papers firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
â€¢Registration fee = P4,000.00.
â€¢Registration fee is inclusive of meals (2 meals per day), morning and afternoon snacks, conference kit, and book of abstracts.
â€¢City tour is FREE!