It is with deep regret that we wish to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the Asian Criminological Society (ACS) 12th Annual Conference, originally scheduled for October 2-5, 2020, will be postponed.

Whilst we were hopeful that restrictions on international travel to and from Japan would have loosened by the time of the conference, based on a considered evaluation of the current situation this remains unlikely. Furthermore, given the potential for a second wave of infections during the winter season, the subsequent disruption this would bring to hosting a large international event, and our obligations to prevent the spread of the virus, a short-term postponement would pose considerable risks.

Thus, a decision has been made to postpone the 12th Annual Conference until June 18-21, 2021 which will be held at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. The deadlines for registration and abstract submission will be accordingly changed in due course. Please continue to check this website for announcements and details. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes and ask for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.

For those who have already completed registration, we would like to reassure you that your participation fee will be carried over and there will be no need to register again. However, given that there has been a significant change in the schedule, we understand that some individuals will no longer be able to participate. Those who wish to cancel their registration will be refunded. The Conference Secretariat will contact registrants individually at the end of June.

Despite the current disruption to our personal lives and academic pursuits, we remain more committed than ever to tackling the issues and injustices in Asia requiring all our criminological expertise. We look forward to hosting the 12th Annual ACS Conference and welcoming you to Ryukoku University in June 2021.

Warmest regards,

Prof. Dr. ISHIZUKA, Shin-ichi
Ryukoku University, Kyoto

Update: June 18, 2020

Whats New

Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
Announcement of Conference Bursary Competition for ACS 2020
Announcement of Plenary Speakers
We started Abstract Submission!
We started Participation Registration!
Announcement of Registration
Announcement of Abstract Submission
Announcement of keynote speakers
Announcement of indicative program
Official website is launched

Important Dates

2020.04.30 ->> June 15 ->> June 30 ->> Update information will be announced in early-July.
Conference Bursary Competition Submission Deadline
2020.05.31 ->> June 15, 2020 or later >> Update information will be announced in early-July.
Abstract Submission Deadline
Online Registration Deadline

General Information

Welcome Message

12th Annual Conference of the Asian Criminological Society (ACS)
Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
18-21 June 2021

"Crime and Punishment under Asian Cultures: Tradition and Innovation in Criminology"

Perhaps nowhere is more symbolic of the dual existence of 'tradition and innovation' than that of the 2020 ACS Conference host country Japan, which whilst being world-leaders in innovative technologies, simultaneously continues to retain and reproduce a rich cultural identity.
Understanding how these two facets manifest in crime and punishment, and the pressures and opportunities that they give rise to, is a key challenge for criminology in Asia and beyond and forms the central theme for this year's annual conference. On behalf of the Asian Criminological Society and the Local Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to Kyoto, the cultural heart of Japan, to participate in the ACS 2020 Conference, "Crime and Punishment under Asian Cultures: Tradition and Innovation in Criminology".

Prof. Dr. ISHIZUKA, Shin-ichi
Ryukoku University, Kyoto

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