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Call for papers
"Crime in Latin America" International Congress Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 25, 26 and 27 


Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro (Law Post-Graduate Programme), Brazil & University of Oslo, Norway

The international conference Crime in Latin America brings together social science scholars who conduct empirical research on crime and criminal justice in Latin America. Topics of interest include:

  • The causes of crime.

  • The social conditions in which crime occurs.

  • The lives of people who commit criminalized acts.

  • The dynamics of criminality and organized crime.

  • The processes of criminalization.

  • The criminal justice system, including prisons.

  • The dynamics of victimization.

  • The social consequences of crime.


The conference brings together diverse perspectives and cover a variety of topics to compile solid, broad, and in-depth knowledge about crime on the continent.

Organization: The event will be in-person. There will be parallel sessions throughout the day (from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.) and five plenary sessions (one opening, one intermediate, and one closing; morning sessions from 10:30 to 12:00, night sessions from 18:00 to 19:30). The parallel sessions will be panels with multiple presentations (between three and four), where each presentation will last 20 minutes, and the session will last one and a half hours. Each plenary session will last one and a half hours.


Language: Presentations will be in English, Portuguese, and Spanish—some of these panels will have live translation.

Participation fee: Participation will be free of charge for both people presenting papers and attending the event. However, all participants will need to cover their own transportation, accommodation, and meals.

Registration: Submit your abstract, of no more than 120 words, to the organising committee by 1 June 2024, through this link:

Organising committee: Salo de Carvalho, Universidade do Estado de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; David R. Goyes and Sveinung Sandberg, University of Oslo, Norway.

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