CRIMINOLOGICAL SOCIETY 12th Annual Conference

Announcement regarding the 12th Annual Asian Criminological Society Conference

We are deeply moved by the commitment of our criminological colleagues from Asia and across the world to come together and share expertise at this year’s ACS Conference despite it being one of the most challenging climates for international dialogue in recent times.
Although we have endeavored our utmost to be able to welcome some of you to Kyoto, based on the current situation the Local Organizing Committee has determined that it will not be feasible to proceed with the in-person elements that were planned for the Conference. Consequently, the 12th Annual Asian Criminological Society Conference will be held online-only.
In accordance with this adjustment, we would like to notify you about this online format. The Conference will contain both live-streamed sessions as well as on-demand sessions. More details about these are explained below:

Live-streamed Sessions
Throughout the entirety of the Conference, there will be live-streamed sessions available to view and participate in. In other words, at any given point in the Conference Schedule, there will be a live-streamed session available to participate in.

This includes all Keynote Speeches and Plenary Sessions. Moreover, these will be further supplemented with a series of Roundtable Events and a selection of Pre-arranged Thematic Panel Sessions. Roundtable Events and the selection of Panel Sessions for live-streaming will be based around the main conference theme of “Tradition and Innovation in Criminology”. The Representative of selected Panel Sessions will be notified separately in due course.

On-demand Sessions
In addition to the live-streamed sessions, there will be an on-demand service for Individual Paper Presentations and Pre-arranged Thematic Panel Sessions.
• For Individual Paper Presentations, each presenter will be required to record their own presentation (15mins).
• For Pre-arranged Thematic Panel Sessions, the Representative of the Panel Session will be required to organize an online meeting (via Google Meet, Zoom etc.) and record the whole session (90mins).

Recordings can be uploaded to the online platform from May 15 to June 11. More details concerning the procedures for submitting recordings will be sent in due course.

Recordings of Individual Paper Presentations and Pre-arranged Thematic Panel Sessions will be made available to participants from the opening of the Conference to June 30. During this period, you will be able to view any of the recordings at your own leisure. Moreover, through the interactive comment function, viewers and presenters will be able to share comments as well as pose and respond to questions.

Extension of the Abstraction Submission Deadline
Finally, the abstract submission deadline has been extended until 23:59 on 31 March (Japan Standard Time). As this is the final deadline, please ensure that any new submissions or changes to existing submissions are made by this date.
https://www3.e-kenkyu.com/acs2020/signin
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co-operation and we are looking forward to your participation.

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Update: March 18, 2021

Whats New

2021.04.26
Announcement of ACS2020 Indicative Program
2021.03.18
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
・Extension of the Abstraction Submission Deadline
・Announcement of Information for Participants
2021.01.15
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
We started Abstract Submission and Participation Registration!
2020.06.18
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
2020.06.12
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
2020.05.29
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
2020.04.21
Announcement from Chair of ACS2020
2020.01.30
Announcement of Conference Bursary Competition for ACS 2020
2020.01.21
Announcement of Plenary Speakers
2020.01.15
We started Abstract Submission!
2019.12.01
We started Participation Registration!
2019.10.02
Announcement of Registration
2019.10.02
Announcement of Abstract Submission
2019.08.09
Announcement of keynote speakers
2019.08.09
Announcement of indicative program
2019.06.21
Official website is launched

Important Dates

March 15, 2021 >>March 31, 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline
April 10, 2021
Online Registration Deadline (early bird)
February 25, 2021
Conference Bursary Competition Submission Deadline
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
2020.08.31
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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Prof. Dr. ISHIZUKA, Shin-ichi
Registration
Abstract Submission
Travel Information
About Kyoto

Ryukoku Criminology Research Center
E-mail acs2020@senkyo.co.jp / FAX +81-75-645-2240
WEB https://crimrc.ryukoku.ac.jp/en/