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Call for Papers

Police, Law & Society: Tying the Caribbean to the Black Experience

In honor of the 150th anniversary of Howard University, the Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center is hosting a conference highlighting the relationship between the US and the Caribbean.  We are seeking paper abstract submissions, panel proposals and workshop proposals as part of the conference entitled Police, Law & Society: Tying the Caribbean to the Black Experience.  Workshops and papers should emphasize current topics of particular interest to community members from all academic disciplines.

This Program’s Theme Will Focus On:

  • Police and Community Relations
  • Regulatory Challenges and Barriers Preventing Effective Policing
  • Community Oversight
  • Youth and Police Interactions
  • Policing Models
  • Administration of Law Enforcement Agencies and Personnel
  • The Role and  Impact of the Media
  • The Effect of Colonialism on Personal Views
  • Police Brutality
  • Crime Prevention as a Bridge

Submissions are not limited to the aforementioned topics and the committee will welcome those covering related issues.  All inquiries and proposals should be emailed to Tiffany Simmons at tiffany.simmons@howard.edu no later than June 2, 2017.   Acceptances will be emailed starting May 15, 2017 and will be issued on a rolling basis through the deadline.  Early submissions are encouraged. Please see the attached flyer for requirements and proposal formats.