19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology

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(19-09-2019) From 18 to 21 September the faculty hosts the 19th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology: more than 1400 participants, over 100 topics in 350+ sessions.

Conference title:
ConverGENT - Convergent roads, bridges and new pathways in criminology

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.

Over 100 topics will be discussed in 350+ sessions, with more than 1400 participants.

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The European Society of Criminology was founded in 2000. The Society aims to bring together in Europe persons actively engaged in research, teaching and/or practice in the field of Criminology.

The Society wishes to foster criminological scholarship, research, education and training, and to encourage scholarly, scientific and practical exchange and cooperation among criminologists in Europe and elsewhere. Its objective is further to serve as a forum for the dissemination of criminological knowledge at the European level.

Annual Conference of ESC

The annual conferences of the Society provide an opportunity for the members to present papers on the results of their own research projects as well as learn about the research being done elsewhere in Europe. The conferences are also an occasion where the members can meet each other and discuss on mutual research interests; the meetings have already proved to be an important platform for new pan-European research initiatives.