2017 Student Paper Competition

Deadline for Paper Submission: June 1, 2017

The Division of International Criminology (DIC) of the American Society of Criminology (ASC) conducts a student paper competition each year. This year we are accepting submissions from students enrolled in Master's or doctoral programs, studying subjects related to international crime and justice. The paper topics must be related to international or comparative criminology or criminal justice.

All submissions must be sent via email, no later than June 1, 2017 to the committee chair Dr. Camille Gibson (cbgibson@pvamu.edu) at Prairie View A&M University. Winners will be presented at the DIC annual luncheon in November, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What Are We Looking For?

Submissions must be authored by the submitting student (only). Co-authorships with professors are not accepted.

Papers must be previously unpublished and cannot be submitted to any other competition or made public in any other way until the committee reaches its decision. Submissions must be authored by the submitting student (only) and should not be submitted if student will have graduated by the November ASC annual conference.

What Should You Submit?

Manuscripts should include a 100-word abstract, be double-spaced (12-point Times New Roman or Courier font), written in English, and should be no more than 7500 words in length. Submissions should conform to APA format for the organization of text, citations and references. Eligible students worldwide are strongly encouraged to submit papers in English.

Manuscripts must be submitted as an e-mail attachment in Mircosoft Word or as a .pdf or .rtf file only.

What Else Do You Need to Submit with Your Manuscript?

Submissions should be accompanied by a cover sheet which includes the author’s name, department, university and location, contact information (including e-mail address) and whether the author is a Bachelor's, Master’s or doctoral student, and the precise name of the degree program in which the student is enrolled.

What Do the Winning Papers Receive?

Winning submissions in each category will receive a monetary award and be recognized at the meeting of the American Society of Criminology in November.

Award papers are automatically considered for publication in the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice (although winning the competition is not a guarantee of publication as the manuscript will have to go through the journal’s regular peer-review process).