Call for Abstracts: Special Issue Kriminologisches Journal – Sociotechnical Perspectives for Criminology
Deadline: March 15 2016
The special issue at hand aims to present theoretical elaborations about the potentials and limits, possible contradictions and potential method(olog)ical frictions of an integration of STS-perspectives into criminological thought. Empirical studies are of crucial interest as well. For example, a case study of surveillance devices and the corresponding practices analysed through a sociotechnical and artefact-sensitive lens could be a suitable contribution to this special issue.
We invite contributions that engage with (but are not limited to) the following questions:
- What are the implications of analyzing control or security practices as sociotechnical?
- What is the special role of the technology in a corresponding context of interaction and what are its specific effects? How does the technology intervene and what specific functions are taken on by the artifacts? How is the control practice shaped by the utilization of the technological artefact? What kind of network(s) emerge(s) from this?
- What are the analytical capabilities of the artefacts? In what way do they shape the corresponding control practices?
- Which values, anticipations and scripts are inscribed into the technologies?
- In what ways does the increased usage of such technologies transform control assemblages, and ultimately, society as a whole?
Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words including contact details of the author(s).
Contributions can be written in English or German and should be send by March 15th 2016 to Bettina Paul (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Simon Egbert (email@example.com).
Key information for final contributions
- Manuscripts should be formatted in Times New Roman (12 pt.), 1.5-spaced, including footnotes and a works cited section.
- The entire text (including spaces, footnotes, works cited, and abstracts) should not contain more than 45.000 characters. Please state the corresponding number of characters at the end of the manuscript. The revision may be given a longer limit.
- The manuscripts will be reviewed by two anonymous referees (peer review).
- Texts should be submitted in word-format.
For more details see the mandatory submission guidelines: http://www.krimj.de/images/Einreichungsmaterialien/2015_Journal_Manuscript_submission_guidelines.pdf
Dates and deadlines
- Deadline for the submission of abstracts: 15th March 2016
- Notification of acceptance/rejection: 15th April 2016
- Deadline first draft submission: 15th October 2016
- Feedback of peer reviews and editors: 31st December 2016
- Deadline final version submission: 15th February 2017
- Planned publication date: July 2017
See here for a detailed version of the call:
Call for Abstracts KrimJ Special Issue – Sociotechnical Perspectives for Criminology
If you have any further questions, please contact the Special Issue Editors:
Bettina Paul & Simon Egbert