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You are invited to submit your proposal for a presentation at Congress 2019 organized by the Canadian Criminal Justice Association(CCJA) and the Societe de Criminologie du Quebec (SCQ). This event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the CCJA which inspired the theme of 100 years of criminal justice. Your submissions will be accepted until the Updated Deadline on December 21, 2018.

This national event will be taking place November 6-9 2019 in Quebec City at the scenic Concorde Hotel. Make plans to attend this event, learning and networking opportunity, meeting professionals like you who work to improve our communities. You will have an opportunity to discuss the most recent research results, share best practices and create partnerships in various aspects of criminal justice.

The CCJA, the SCQ and the planning committee invite researchers, students, practitioners, managers and policy leaders to submit presentation proposals touching one or more of the sub-themes noted below. Please note that the elements within the sub-themes are not exclusive and other subjects can be added if they are connected with scholarship and interventions in criminology or justice.

Updated Deadline for submissions: December 21, 2018 

Given the significance of this 100th anniversary, we are impatient to begin the process of developing our four-day program.


Personal Rights

Human Rights

The rights of people in conflict with the law | Diversity and inclusion: Indigenous people, youth, women, elderly, LGBTQ2 and visible minorities | Victims’ rights

Rights to Service

Education | Health | Employment and training | Integration | Community reintegration | Protection | Information

Philosophical Perspectives, Ethics and Historical Developments 


Modernization of the Justice System and Access to Justice

Access to Justice 

The complexity of the justice system | Delays | Unburdening the courts | Specialized courts | Educating the public | Alternatives to incarceration | Community solutions | Parallel social movements (e.g. #Metoo)

Legal Aspects and Governance 

Modernization | Legalization of cannabis and decriminalization of psychotropics | Reform of the criminal law | Role of prisons | Application in prisons of Medical assistance in dying | Sentence management: long-term and intermittent sentences | Conditional release | System values and philosophy


Artificial intelligence use in justice | Integration of new technologies and restructuring of the justice system | Cyber access to justice.


Links to Confidence and Communication

Restoring Confidence 

Public opinion | Role of citizens | Social acceptance | Impacts of negative views of the justice system on victims and offenders | Rebuilding confidence between citizens and institutions

Communication Aspects 

Media coverage | Role of media | Technological solutions to improve practices | Management of information


Prevention, Intervention and Risk Management

Intervention and Prevention Programs 

Integrating efforts of the various professionals | Developing skills of practitioners working with offenders | Responsivity in interventions | Substance abuse and overdoses | Sexual exploitation | Community reintegration | New and bet practice | Youth justice legislation

Risk Management 

Evaluation of interventions and actuarial tools | Indicators of success | Management of youth and adults in conflict with the law | Risk measurement.



90-minute sessions including a question period will be provided for individuals or groups of 3 or 4 to discuss related topics. Interaction with attendees is especially encouraged.

Short Presentations 

These will be limited to 20 minutes and may be grouped with other related presentations to form a workshop.

Scholarly Poster Presentations 

A Poster session will allow for research results and encouraging breakthroughs to be presented in written and graphic format. Presenters should be available at scheduled times to explain their findings and respond to questions from Congress delegates.

Documentaries, Short Film, Podcasts 

90-minute sessions to inform and share experiences related to the Congress sub-themes. Discussion time should be built in.

Institutional and Programme Visits 

These can be scheduled for up to 3 ½ hours in order to educate delegates on interesting programmes for specific clientele. Organizations offering institutional visits should preferably provide transportation and indicate the number of delegates that can be received.

Note: Presentations can take many forms- debates, lectures, presentation of research results, innovative projects, artistic initiatives, specific communities, etc. In all cases, audience participation should be emphasized. Presentations may be made in English, French or both. Plenaries and some individual sessions will be translated simultaneously.



Web-Based Form 

Please complete the form available on the website of the CCJA or the SCQ.

Priority will be given to submissions directly related to the Congress sub-themes. If your presentation is beyond these themes, it will be judged based on its importance, its scholarly value and its practical impact.



  • All presenters must register and pay the congress registration fees as in the program.
  • Should you be unable to attend you must find a replacement in order to not disrupt the Congress programme.
  • Preference will be given to presenters attending all sessions in order to stimulate discussion and networking.
  • Deadline for presentations: Updated Deadline December 21, 2018
  • Response from us regarding submissions: February 15, 2019
  • Congress dates: November 6-9, 2019

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