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Harm and Harm Reduction in the Criminal Justice System Conference

June 21 @ 8:00 am - June 22 @ 5:00 pm

June 21-22, 2018
Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS


A joint conference of the Department of Criminology of Saint Mary’s University, the Nova Scotia Criminal Justice Association and the National Committee of the Critical Perspectives Conference.


It brings together critical scholars, and people working in criminal justice and social justice fields to exchange ideas and interrogate issues related to ‘harm’ and ‘harm reduction’ in relation to people, policies, and practices in the criminal justice system.

Call for Submissions 

Deadline: January 15, 2018 

Submissions from critical scholars, students, practitioners, policy-makers, advocates/activists, and others who study and work on issues of harm and harm reduction in criminal justice contexts are welcome.

Examples include presentations that speak to:

  • the criminalization of human behaviour
  • social harm
  • (in)justice and crime
  • critical perspectives on harm reduction
  • strategies for reducing harms in the criminal justice system

The conference will be held in both official languages; as such submissions for presentations delivered in French or Englished are welcome.


For individual oral presentations, please provide….

  • an abstract of up to 200 words describing the material or paper that will be presented
  • a brief bio (up to 100 words) for the presenter

Individual oral presentations each will be 15 minutes in length and will be delivered within a concurrent session.


For symposium presentations, please provide…

  • an abstract of up to 200 words for each presentation
  • a brief bio (up to 100 words) for each presenter

Symposium submissions must consist of 3 to 5 speakers with thematically linked presentations and will be 60 minutes in length.


To submit an abstract, visit:

To ask a question, email:

Further details about the ‘Harm and Harm Reduction’ conference and registration will be communicated in early 2018. 


June 21 @ 8:00 am
June 22 @ 5:00 pm


Saint Mary’s University
Halifax, NS Canada + Google Map
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