Conference: Understanding European Crime and Criminal Justice and its Research

25-01-2018 13.30 - 17.45

2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the European Journal of Crime, Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. This occasion will be celebrated by a conference, which will take place on 25 January 2018 at Maastricht University. The conference will focus on the various trends that can be distinguished in crime [in Europe?] and in combating it, including the evolving approach of stakeholders in cooperating with each other and the creation of new institutions that strengthen cooperation within the European Union, such as Eurojust, Europol and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office. The conference will also look at the future to see what potential scenarios could develop in a contradictory world, in which some EU Member States intensify cooperation (i.e. EPPO) and others pull out (Brexit). In addition to these criminological and legal developments, attention will be paid to their meaning for research.

As part of the celebration, the Editorial Board encouraged young scholars to submit articles to the Journal. The best four articles will be published in the Journal and the authors will present their papers at the conference in Maastricht.