The main aim of the 2-yearly GCN conferences is to stimulate collaborative and comparative research. Researchers from all affiliated universities prepare papers regarding a specific theme and discuss these papers intensively during a conference at one of the affiliated universities.
The inaugural symposium of the Global Criminology Network was hosted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and held in Boston on November 16-17, 2014. The theme of the conference was ‘Preventing Violence and Upholding Justice in the Modern City’. The papers of the conference focused on policing, multi-agency collaboration, and emerging issues. The papers of this conference have been published as a special issue of the peer-reviewed criminological journal Crime, Law and Social Change. The special issue was edited by Brandon Welsh and Edward Kleemans and was titled ‘Global Perspectives on Preventing Violence and Upholding Justice’.
The next conference will be held in Amsterdam on September, 19-20, 2016, and will be hosted by VU School of Criminology at VU University Amsterdam. The theme of the conference is ‘After Conviction’ and includes papers on prisoners, resocialization and reintegration, with a special focus on international crimes, responses and rehabilitation.