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THE CRIMINALIZATION OF POLITICAL DISSENT SERIES

Series Editor: Judith Bessant, RMIT University (Judith.Bessant@rmit.edu.au)

This challenging new book series explores the way governments and key institutions from across the political spectrum have intensified their efforts to criminalize and regulate traditional and new forms of political dissent. The series features major contributions from the social sciences, law and legal studies, media studies, the arts and philosophy to document what happens when the state and other power elites regard the actions of political activists as illegal.

This timely book series explores the legal, political and ethical implications when governments now routinely engage in electronic and digital surveillance, outlaw public assembly and freedom of movement in physical and virtual space and prosecute activists. The books in this series are a must read for anyone interested in the future of democracy.

To propose a book for this series please email Judith.Bessant@rmit.edu.au

For more information please visit www.routledge.com/books/series/CRIMPD

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MANUSCRIPT REVIEWERS NEEDED - The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS), a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on contemporary issues in criminology, criminal justice and victimology, is currently seeking manuscript reviewers.  As the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) it provides a publication outlet for established and emerging researchers worldwide.  IJCJS is indexed by SCOPUS, ProQuest, and EBSCO, among others.

If you are interested in serving as a manuscript reviewer or if you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Blakely, Managing Editor, Truman State University, cblakely@truman.edu.


NEW SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE

NIJ RESEARCH AND EVALUATION ON DRUGS AND CRIME FY2017

NIJ Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime FY2017
Application Deadline:  March 23, 2017
Funding:  Estimate $1.5 million for multiple grant awards under two categories
Solicitation:  https://nij.gov/funding/Documents/solicitations/NIJ-2017-12043.pdf

The Drugs and Crime Research Program furthers the Department’s crime prevention and law enforcement goals by supporting research on drug-related crime to promote effective law enforcement, court, and corrections responses to illegal drug markets (including diversion of legal drugs) and criminal behavior related to drug use. This funding opportunity seeks proposals to conduct applied research that examines criminal justice tools, protocols, and policies concerning drug trafficking, markets and use, applicable to State, tribal and local jurisdictions.

NIJ has identified two drug priorities:
1.         Heroin and other opioids (including diverted prescription drugs)
2.         Novel psychoactive substances (also known as synthetic drugs)

Applications must address one of two research categories:
1.         Criminal investigation and prosecution (including narcotics enforcement, forensic science, and medicolegal death investigation)
2.         Drug intelligence and surveillance

General information on applying for NIJ awards can be found at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/welcome.aspx. Answers to frequently asked questions that may assist applicants are posted at www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/faqs.aspx. For assistance with this solicitation, contact the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center: toll-free at 1-800-851-3420; via TTY at 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only); email grants@ncjrs.gov; fax to 301-240-5830; or web chat at https://webcontact.ncjrs.gov/ncjchat/chat.jsp.