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Mexico 2012 - Call for Papers
Different Paths, One Vision: Transforming Corrections
28 October - 2 November 2012
Hotel Intercontinental Presidente, Mexico City
CLOSING DATE: 21st JULY 2012
The ICPA Program Committee invites people interested in presenting papers at the Association's 2012 Annual Conference later this year to submit ideas for consideration.
The theme of the ICPA Conference this year is "Different Paths, One Vision: Transforming Corrections".
The Conference will be held in the Hotel Intercontinental Presidente in Mexico City, October 28-November 2, 2012.
This year's event will explore the way in which different strategies have been employed in different jurisdictions across the globe with the aim of improving prison conditions, enhancing public safety, reducing re-offending and enhancing leadership and staff professionalism.
Though other aspects of corrections may be considered, priority will be given to those papers that are clearly related to the Conference's main theme. We particularly welcome papers from the Latin American region. We welcome any proposals (for individual papers, symposia or panel presentations) within this general theme and particularly within each of the following areas:
Staff Development and Training;
Risk and Case Management;
Best Practices in Re-entry Programmes and Initiatives;
Special Needs Offenders
Women in the Justice System;
Offenders with Mental Health problems;
Architecture, Planning and Design
The impact of architecture and design on Regime
Community Corrections and Probation
Healthcare (prison and community-based)
Corrections in Post Conflict and Developing Nations
Presentations should offer creative views of anticipated changes in trends, technologies, operational practices, and system responses to managing diverse offender populations.
Again this year, the Committee will identify a number of outstanding submissions for presentation at the main Plenary Sessions at the conference. The selection will be based on relevance to the conference topic, breadth of innovative practice and evidence of a strong research/empirical base. Individuals and/or agencies who may be interested in being considered for a Plenary Session are encouraged to present a coherent and convincing proposal of no more than 400 words. Preference will be given to those proposals that are developed with across-agency or across-jurisdiction collaboration.
The ICPA conference attracts some 350-400 delegates from more than 60 countries. The format of the conference is a mixture of plenary sessions and workshops. The maximum time allocation for individual workshop papers is 45 minutes. We welcome presentations in either English or Spanish. There will be limited Spanish/English translation facilities at the conference (consideration will be given to papers in any other language providing the presenter can supply a suitable interpreter).
The closing date for submissions is 21 July, 2012 and the ICPA's Program Committee will inform you of the outcome shortly after this date. Any questions or further information can be obtained from the Program Committee via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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