The Asian Criminological Society (ACS) 12th Annual Conference, originally scheduled for October 2-5, 2020, has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. Whilst we were hopeful that restrictions on international travel to and from Japan would have loosened by October, based on a considered evaluation of the situation in June 2020 this appeared unlikely. Therefore, the ACS Conference will now take place between June 18-21, 2021, which will be held at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan.
New conference registration and abstract submissions will be accepted from January 15, 2021. The deadlines for these submissions are as follows:
February 15, 2021: Abstract submission deadline
April 10, 2021: Conference registration (early bird)
May 14, 2021: Conference registration (general)
Separately, the Conference Bursary Competition remains open with the deadline for applications extended until January 14, 2021.
Recipients of a conference bursary will be notified at the beginning of February and the Conference Program will be announced in late March.
In addition, given the widespread impact of COVID-19, the revised schedule of the conference provides a timely opportunity to discuss its criminological ramifications. As such, we have created a specialist theme of ‘COVID-19 and Criminology’ and we are particularly welcoming of submissions which examine the conference theme in respect of the ‘Corona age’ and possibilities for criminology in the post-Corona society.
In hosting the 12th Annual ACS Conference, the Conference Organizers – Ryukoku University - will be taking appropriate measures to ensure the safety of participants and minimize the risks posed by COVID-19. Please continue to check this website for further announcements and details.
We look forward to hosting the 12th Annual ACS Conference and welcoming you to Ryukoku University in June 2021.
Prof. Dr. ISHIZUKA, Shin-ichi
Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Update: July 15, 2020