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Carceral Bodies: Intersectionality and Prison Health

10 Mar

Call for Abstracts

The Graduate School in association with the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work are pleased to host the next Prison Health Research Network Event in Queens’ University Belfast. The symposium will take place on 20th June 2017 in the Graduate School, Queen’ University Belfast. This event will provide a platform for PhD and early career researchers to present their work and get critical feedback from both academic peers and practitioners working in the area of prison health.

A prize will be awarded on the day for the best paper presented, as judged by the guest speakers.

Guest speakers include:

Dr Michelle Templeton, Queen’s University Belfast, who will present a recent evaluation on ‘If I were Jack’ – a Relationships and Sexuality Education Programme which took place in Northern Ireland Prisons.

Dr Nicola Carr, University of Nottingham, who will present findings of a recent study which explored the sexual health needs of LGBT prisoners in Irish prisons.

We welcome papers from both PhD Researchers and early career researchers focusing broadly in the area of health and wellbeing in prison. Suggested themes include; intersections in the health and wellbeing needs of prison populations, lifestyles and interventions, healthcare provision and improved practice.

There is no cost associated with attendance at the symposium and lunch will be provided. Places are limited and early registration is advised to avoid disappointment. Registration for the event will open via Eventbrite on 31th March 2017, a reminder email will be sent out on this date.

Abstract Specification:

Deadline: Monday 27th March 2017

  • Length 250 – 300 word document including:
  1. Full name (s);
  2. Title; and
  3. Institutional affiliation.

Please forward abstract submissions to




Prison and Justice Conference

10 Jan

The Prison and Justice Conference will take place at Queen’s University Belfast on 13th March 2017.

The conference will provide a forum for academics, practitioners, post-graduate researchers in the fields of criminology and cognate disciplines to enhance knowledge through disseminating research and discussing the challenges facing the prison and justice system today.

The call-for-abstracts is now open. The proposed themes for this conference include but are not limited to:

  • Restorative Justice
  • Prisoner Well-Being
  • Prison Education
  • Women in Prison
  • Trauma

If you would like to be considered for an oral or poster presentation, please submit a short abstract (max. 300 words), which should include a title, name and institutional/organisational affiliation by February 3rd. Notification of acceptance will be provided soon after. Please submit to

Please note that there is no registration fee for this conference, however, delegates must register in advance.

If you require further information or have any queries regarding this event, please contact us on:

Journal of Social Criminology

21 Mar

The Journal of  Social Criminology  (JSC) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal dealing with issues surrounding  criminology, penology and rights and justice. The Journal of  Social Criminology will publish edited collections of papers from an international pool of academics, relevant professionals and researchers on a twice yearly basis. The journal is an online free access journal aimed at facilitating academic knowledge sharing in the field of social criminology.A call for papers for regular or special editions has been issued by the JSC’s Editorial Board and submissions can be forwarded to the following: Senior Editor Liam Leonard at or  Reviews Editor Paula Kenny at

JSC 1 Free Access:

Call for papers – Prisons in Ireland

21 Mar

Call for Papers: The Prison Journal
Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’

The Prison Journal: An International Forum on Incarceration and Alternative Sanctions

The Prison Journal Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’ will accept articles on prisons, prisoners, prison officers, gender, psychology, young offenders, training, recidivism, restorative justice and rights issues pertaining to the prison systems in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Articles from other jurisdictions which have a relevance to Ireland or Irish prisoners will also be considered. Please forward a 200 word Abstract to the issue editors by March 25th 2010 to indicate your interest in this special edition.
Papers must be submitted by September 1st 2010 to be included in this Special Edition.
The Prison Journal Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’ will be edited by the Prison Journal’s Senior Editor Prof. Rosemary Gido, and Co-Edited by Dr. Liam Leonard of Sligo Institute of Technology. Email: or
Manuscript Submissions: Send original manuscript plus three copies, not exceeding 30 double spaced typed pages, with a 100-word abstract and a brief author biographical sketch. Notes, references, tables, and figures should also be double spaced and on separate pages. Manuscript and references should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition).
Submission to THE PRISON JOURNAL implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Submit manuscripts to Rosemary L. Gido, Editor, The Prison Journal, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, G-1 McElhany Hall, Indiana, PA 15705, or Liam Leonard, Dept. of Humanities, IT Sligo, Ireland. A copy of the final revised manuscript saved on an IBM compatible disk should be included with the final revised hard copy. Published by SAGE
Description: The Prison Journal was begun by the Pennsylvania Prison Society, America’s oldest prison reform organization, which was founded in 1787. The Prison Journal has continued to be a central forum for studies, ideas, and discussions of adult and juvenile confinement, treatment interventions, and alternative sanctions. Exploring broad themes of punishment and correctional intervention, The Prison Journal advances theory, research, policy and practice. The Prison Journal regularly supplements its coverage of the field with timely Special Issues devoted to a single topic of current concern. These Special Issues explore areas previously neglected and offer vital new insights and advancements in research, theory and practice. Recent Special Issues have included: Women in Prison and Jails · Education in Correctional Settings · Drug-Involved Offenders. The journal provides you with a comprehensive forum that fully explores current issues, concerns
and solutions in the field.
In the pages of the journal you’ll read contributions from many areas, such as: criminal justice administration · criminal justice/law · health/mental health · history · political science · psychology · public administration · public policy · sociology. Thomson Reuters 2007 Journal Citation Reports®
2007 Ranking: 21/29 in Criminology & Penology 2007 Impact Factor: 0.360
Dr. Liam Leonard,
Lecturer in Sociology, Criminology and Human Rights,
School of Business & Humanities, D1020
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland
# 353 071 91 55212