13th International Symposium in Tunisia: Delinquency, Crimes and Repression in History

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Call for papers

The Tunisian-Mediterranean Association for Historical, Social and Economic Studies (TMA for HSES) & The Tunisian World Center for Studies, Research and Development (TWC for SRD) will organize the thirteenth International Symposium around the theme: “Delinquency, Crimes and Repression in History”, on December 17, 18, and 19, 2020.


Call for papers

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The theme of "Delinquency, Crimes and Repression in History" could be approached along the following lines: 


1. The origins of delinquency and crime

  • The innate and the acquired
  • Individual, hereditary, and pathological factors
  • Social factors, family and school deficiencies, cultural factors, habits, gang phenomena, gender, age
  • Economic factors, standard of living, professional skills, unemployment - Times of crisis, wars, invasions, occupations, economic depressions
  • Imperialism and colonization 


2. Types and forms of delinquency and crime

  • Typology according to the nature of victims and crimes, according to times and countries
  • Political crime, electoral fraud, foreign surveys, insurrections, coups d'etat, attacks, terrorism, political assassinations
  • Crime and international relations, war crimes, crimes in the name of state reason
  • Crimes against humanity and genocides
  • Crimes against peace or crimes of aggression
  • Organized crime, mafias, cartels, tongs, yakuza…
  • Financial crime, scams, tax fraud, fraudulent bankruptcies, insider trading, money laundering
  • Theft and burglary, simple theft and aggravated theft, robbery
  • Rural crime, theft of livestock and crops, poaching
  • Juvenile delinquency, urban violence
  • Sexual delinquency: prostitution, rape, touching, pedophilia, harassment
  • Environmental crime
  • Ritual crimes and honor killings
  • Cybercriminality
  • Complex crimes, serial crimes, recklessness, crimes of omission
  • Significant criminal cases


3. Types of offenders and criminals

  • Men and women
  • Biological and psychological theories
  • Age of offenders
  • Social explanations, delinquency and living conditions
  • Foreigners, immigrants, displaced persons
  • Political instrumentalization
  • States, "rogue states"


4. Society's reactions to delinquency and crime 

  • Statistics, reliability and uncertainties, interpretations
  • Prevention, education, internships, supervised leisure activities, city policy, integration of immigrants, strengthening of the protection of individuals. 
  • Legal repression
  • Relativity and contingency of the law
  • Police forces, organization and their powers, judicial police, political police, international police
  • Justice and its organization, functioning, typology of courts, international courts
  • Customary law, Koranic law, civil law, common law, national and international jurisprudence
  • Philosophy of law, sentencing, torture, death penalty, convicts, ankle monitors
  • Social views on crime, the seriiousness of crimes, behavior of young people, actions of the police
  • Citizen fights against crime, taking the law into one’s own hands, vigilantish, neighborhood watches, private militias, bodyguards, surveiullance cameras,
  • Prisons, conditions of detention, daily life, prison staff
  • Reintegration after completion of sentences: methods, successes and failures
  • The representations of crime in arts, painting, music, literature, cinema, comics.


Terms of submission

  • Individual proposal: must be a new topic that has not already been published or presented at a scientific symposium.
  • Fill the registration form carefully.
  • Proposals may be submitted in Arabic, English, French, Spanish and Turkish.
  • Detailed abstract: one page at least in WORD 2003 or Word 2007 format (Font: Times New Roman 12 / Line spacing: single, justified alignment, margins 2.5 cm),
  • A detailed and up-to-date C.V. of the author,
  • A full English translation is compulsory for summaries in French, Spanish and Turkish (one page at a minimum).
  • A full translation in English or French is mandatory for Arabic abstracts (one page at least).


Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission the proposals: December 10, 2020.

  • Notification of abstract acceptance or abstract rejection: December 30, 2020.

  • Deadline for submission the Final Text: February 25, 2021 (Text: Times New Roman 12.5 / line spacing: single / alignment: justified / References: Garamond 11 / Margin: Up + Down: 4.5 cm, Right + Left: 4 cm).

  • Thirteenth International Conference: April 1, 2, and 3 / 2021. Beja, TUNISIA.

  • Selected papers by the Scientific Committee will be published in the Tunisian-Mediterranean Review of Social and Economic Studies (Refereed multidisciplinary journal / ISSN: 2233-2502) or elsewhere (Series: knowledge without Frontiers). 

(Note: if if the "Coronavirus" epidemic (COVID-19) persists with all its repercussions, the thirteenth international congress will be postponed to the beginning of April 2021).

More information about Symposium and Call 

Registration form for Symposium.

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