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Nominations Requested for the 2012 Student Paper Competition

August 15, 2012

The Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology invites submissions for the Student Paper Competition.  The winners will be recognized at the annual conference and awarded cash prizes of $500.00 to the winner of the graduate competition and $250 to the winner of the undergraduate competition.  In cases in which there are multiple authors, the award will be divided among the recipients.

Deadline:  Papers should be RECEIVED by the committee chair by September 15, 2012.

Eligibility:  Any undergraduate or graduate student who is currently enrolled or who has graduated within the past three months is eligible.  Note, any co-authors must also be students, that is, no faculty co-authors are permitted.  To document eligibility, every author/ co-author must submit proof of student status.  This eligibility proof may be in the form of a letter from your department chair or an unofficial transcript.

Paper Specifications:  Papers should be of professional quality and must be about, or related to, feminist scholarship, gender issues, or women as offenders, victims or criminal justice professionals.  Papers must be no longer than 35 pages including all references, notes, and tables; utilize an acceptable referencing format such as APA; be type-written and double-spaced; and include an abstract of 100 words or less.

Papers may not be published, accepted, or under review for publication at the time of submission.

Submission:  One electronic copy using MSWord must be received by the co-chair of the committee by the stated deadline (please do not send a PDF file).   In the reference line, identify whether this is to be considered for the graduate or undergraduate competition.  Please refrain from using identifying (e.g., last name) headers/ footers, as the papers will be blind-reviewed. 

Judging:  The Awards Committee will evaluate the papers based on the following criteria: Content is relevant to feminist scholarship; Makes a contribution to the knowledge base; accurately identify any limitations; Analytical plan was well developed; Clarity/organization of paper was well developed.

Notification:  All entrants will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than November 1st.  Winners are strongly encouraged to attend the conference to receive their award. 

Co-Chairs of Committee

Email all paper submissions send to:                                                      

Angela R. Gover, Ph.D. │School of Public Affairs │ University of Colorado Denver│

Phone (303) 315-2474angela.gover@ucdenver.edu

Please send all other correspondence to:

Lisa A. Murphy, Ph.D. │ Department of Psychology│La Sierra University│

Phone: (951) 272-6300 x1008│ lmurphy@lasierra.edu

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