Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference 2022: Call For Papers


Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference 2022 (Hybrid, virtual and in-person)
Theme: "Children in conflict with the law: Experiences from Western and African criminal justice systems”
Venue: United States International University-Africa, Nairobi, Kenya/ZOOM
Keynote speaker: TBA

About the conference:

The Criminology and Criminal Justice Conference (CCJC) is a creation of the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at the United States International University-Africa. The CCJC’s mission is to provide the forum for academics, practitioners and students a platform to share research relating to crime prevention, good practice and strategies for policy and prevention of crime. The CCJC is the only conference in the East African region that is held annually and brings together academics, practitioners and students across the East Africa region, Africa and the World.

Thematic areas:

  1. The police and juvenile offenders
  2. COVID-19 on children’s access to justice
  3. Children in conflict with the law and mental health
  4. The juvenile court: Trial and disposition
  5. Juvenile, corrections, probation and aftercare
  6. Community-based programs and juvenile offenders
  7. Treatment and technologies
  8. Criminology and youth offending
  9. Legal aid for juvenile offenders
  10. International juvenile justice

Instruction for submissions:

Submissions should be of a high standard, unpublished and suitable for scientific or professional publications. They could be theoretical, or field research-based papers as well as practical/experimental papers based on individual, institutional or community experience. All submitted abstracts and papers will be referred to blind reviewers to uphold the high standards of the conference. All papers should follow the APA citation format.

Papers are expected to have a uniform structure/format, Times New Roman font, size 12, 1.5 line spacing, maximum of 20 pages including references, appendices, figures, etc.

Abstracts should not exceed 200 words and should be organized as (1) title, context and objectives, (2) methodology, contribution and not more than 5 keywords.

Electronic submissions of abstracts and papers should be emailed to

Conference fees and payments:

This will be a hybrid conference (in-person and virtually). A standard fee of $50 or Kes 5,000 will be paid by participants. It will be FREE for Students. Upon submission of abstracts, students must submit copies of student IDs.

Important dates:

  • April 22 - Deadline for individual paper abstracts submission, and panels due.
  • May 3 - Notification of abstract acceptance or rejection.
  • June 30 - Deadline for full paper submission.
  • July 28-29, 2022 - Conference dates.