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 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.