ACS2020 Indicative Program

The 12th Annual Asian Criminological Society Conference will be held online-only.
The Conference will contain both live-streamed sessions as well as on-demand sessions.
On this page you will find a programme of live streaming sessions.
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Online Program Collection (PDF) is now available. Please take a look at it before the conference.
ACS2020 Program [PDF]

Update: 31 May 2021
*All times are Japan Standard Time (UTC+09:00).

【1st day】18 June (Fri)

Time Contents
16:00 - 16:45 Opening Ceremony
17:00 - 18:30 Keynote Session with Q&A Session 1 | Prof. Shadd Maruna
Title: Rehabilitation and Prison Release during the Pandemic: Perspectives from British Prisons
Abstract (PDF)
18:45 - 20:15 Plenary Session with Q&A Session 1 | Prof. Anqi Shen
Title: Internal Migration, Crime, and Punishment in Contemporary China: Migrant women and their involvement in criminality
Abstract (PDF)

【2nd day】19 June (Sat)

On this day there will be two live-streamed sessions running simultaneously, Session 1 and Session 2.

Live-streamed sessions (1)

Time Contents
9:00 - 10:30 Keynote Session with Q&A Session 2 | Prof. David Garland
Title: What’s wrong with “penal populism”? Politics, the public, and penological expertise.
Abstract (PDF)
10:45 - 12:15 Plenary Session with Q&A Session 2 | Ass. Prof. Mai Sato
Title: Politics of abolition: international advocacy against the death penalty
Abstract (PDF)
13:00 - 14:30 Round Table 1
Theme: Politics of Death Penalty Abolition and Retention in Asia
Chair: Ass. Prof. Mai Sato (Director of Eleos Justice, Monash University, Australia)
Panellists (alphabetical order by surname):
- Karen Gomez Dumpit, Commissioner, Philippines Commission on Human Rights, the Philippines
- Thaatchaayini Kananatu, Senior Lecturer, Monash University Malaysia, Malaysia
- Saira Rahman Khan, Professor, School of Law, Brac University, Bangladesh
- Anup Surendranath, Assistant Professor, Director of Project 39a, National Law University Delhi, India
- Tobias Smith, Wilson Fellow, Wilson Center, US
Outline (PDF)
14:45 - 16:15 Plenary Session with Q&A Session 3 | Prof. John Pratt
Title: The Pandemic as an Antidote to Populism: Punishment, Immobilization and Covid-19
Abstract (PDF)
16:30 - 18:00 Round Table 2
Theme: Covid-19 and Criminology
Chair: Dr. David Brewster (Kanazawa College of Art, Japan)
Coordinator: Prof. Koichi Hamai (Ryukoku University)
Outline (PDF)
19:00 - 20:30 Pre-arranged theme sessions
Title: Trends of Smart Policing in Different Cultures
Chair: Prof. Ko Shikata (Chuo University, Japan)

Live-streamed sessions (2)
Time Contents
9:00 - 10:30 N/A
10:45 - 12:15 Pre-arranged theme sessions
Title: Community and Crime: Neighborhood Crime Control in Asian and Pacific Countries
Chair: Dr. Takahito Shimada (National Research Institute of Police Science, Japan)
13:00 - 14:30 N/A
14:45 - 16:15 N/A
16:30 - 18:00 Pre-arranged theme sessions
Title: Current Issues in Child Abuse Research and Prevention Policies in Japan
Chair: Prof. Kana Sasakura (Konan University, Japan)
19:00 - 20:30 Pre-arranged theme sessions
Title: Images of Criminal Justice in Japan
Chair: Setsuo Miyazawa (Kobe University (Emeritus); ACS President)

【3rd day】20 June (Sun)

On this day there will be two live-streamed sessions running simultaneously, Session 1 and Session 2.

Live-streamed sessions (1)

Time Contents
9:00 - 10:30 Keynote Session with Q&A Session 3 | Prof. Lorraine Mazerolle
Title: Policing Health Regulations during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Procedural Justice Encounters in Maintaining the Rule of Law and Protecting the Population
Abstract (PDF)
10:45 - 12:15 Plenary Session with Q&A Session 4 | Ass. Prof. Adam Lyons
Title: Prison Ministry in Contemporary Japan
Abstract (PDF)
13:00 - 14:30 Keynote Session with Q&A Session 4 | Prof. Dennis S. W. Wong
Title: Cybercrime Perpetration and Victimization among Adolescents: Prevalence, Risk Factors and Preventive Strategies
Abstract (PDF)
14:45 - 16:15 Plenary Session with Q&A Session 5 | Prof. Doris Chu
Title: The Application of Positive Psychology Intervention to Female Inmates’ Rehabilitation Program
Abstract (PDF)
16:30 - 18:00 Plenary Session with Q&A Session 6 | Prof. Natti Ronel
Title: Spiritual and Positive Criminology - contemporary applications of established knowledge
Abstract (PDF)
19:00 - 20:30 Round Table 3
Title: The Dark Side of the Criminological Moon: Writing and the Peer Review Process
Chair: Dr. David Brewster (Kanazawa College of Art, Japan)
Panellists:
- Prof. Jianhong Liu (University of Macau)
- Prof. Setsuo Miyazawa (Kobe University (Emeritus); ACS President)
- Prof. Karen Joe Laidler (University of Hong Kong)
- Dr. Adam Edwards (Cardiff University)
Outline (PDF)

Live-streamed sessions (2)
Time Contents
9:00 - 10:30 N/A
10:45 - 12:15 Individual Presentations (LIVE) 1
Speakers: Group of the Central Police University, Taiwan
Chair: Dr. Yishiou LI (Criminology Research Center, Ryukoku University, Japan)
13:00 - 14:30 N/A
14:45 - 16:15 N/A
16:30 - 18:00 Individual Presentations (LIVE) 2
Speakers: Group of the Central Police University, Taiwan
Chair: Dr. Yishiou LI (Criminology Research Center, Ryukoku University, Japan)
19:00 - 20:30 Pre-arranged theme sessions
Title: A Comparative Study on Criminal Policy for Sex Crime among Japan, the US and the UK.
Chair: Mari Hirayama (Hakuoh University, Japan)

【4th day】21 June (Mon)

Time Contents
11:00 - 12:00 Closing Plenary Session with Q&A Session| Prof. Koichi Hamai
Title: The paradox of criminology in a ‘safe’ country: The case of Japan – How has Japan maintained a low crime rate?
Abstract (PDF)
12:00 - 12:45 Closing Ceremony

Sponsors

- SECOM Science and Technology Foundation
- Egusa Foundation for International Cooperation in the Social Sciences(EFICSS)
- THE MURATA SCIENCE FOUNDATION
- THE KAJIMA FOUNDATION

Ryukoku Criminology Research Center
E-mail crimrc2016@ad.ryukoku.ac.jp / FAX +81-75-645-2240
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