19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology


Convergent roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology

Ghent, Belgium
18.09. - 21.09.2019

Belgium is a relatively small country on the world map, yet it has among the highest density of criminologists and criminology students and played an important historical role in the development of different schools of thought.
​Belgium also has something unique to offer as a meeting point for social scientists. Its complex political structure and its central location at the heart of institutional Europe draws the interests of political sciences. Because of its high population density, specific opportunity structure and growing diversity in the urban contexts, its cities constitute interesting social laboratories for criminologists.
​The 19th conference of the ESC is an ideal moment to collectively reflect about what unifies and divides criminologists in the 21st century: roads, whether convergent or divergent, provide strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. Some paths will be less trodden. Some (criminological) bridges are in desperate need of repair after years of dilapidation, other bridges have never been built strong enough to hold new ideas and pathways.

​The organizing committee and the board of the ESC kindly invite you to take part in discussions on (cross)roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology.

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PRATO 2019

Working with violence in adults and youth. 
Effective clinical, welfare and legal strategies


30 September – 2 October 2019 PRATO, ITALY
Post-conference workshops on 3 October

to the following themes:

• Understanding violence and offending
• Exploring youth violence and anti-social behaviour
• Family violence and child welfare
• Gender and cultural effects
• Legal reforms for managing violent offending
• Advances in offending programs and approaches to desistance from violence
• Mental illness, trauma, personality dysfunction, substance misuse and violence
• Risk, intervention, diversion and decarceration approaches and policy.

The conference will offer considerable opportunity for cross-national dialogue.
Keynote speakers, presented papers and roundtable forums, address the aims of the conference.

For more information about the Conference:

Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science
Swinburne University of Technology
Phone: (+61 3) 9214 3887
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Information: swinburne.edu.au/prato2019