Fourth GERN Doctoral Summer School on

Crime, Deviance and Criminal Justice

To be held in Paris, France – 7-9 September 2015

The fourth GERN Summer School for doctoral students will take place in Paris (Maison des initiatives étudiantes, 50 rue des Tournelles, 75003 Paris) from Monday 7 September to Wednesday 9 September 2015. It will be organised by Cesdip (University of Versailles, CNRS, Ministry of Justice).

Who is it for?

Research students undertaking doctoral research on crime, deviance and criminal justice issues.  This is an opportunity to present your research, have it discussed by leading European researchers and, if selected, published in an edited book.  The summer school is probably most suited to research students in their second and third years.

The working language of the Summer School is English.

What does it include?

  • Presentations and discussion of research by doctoral students
  • Lectures and discussion sessions with leading European researchers
  • An opportunity to learn about criminology around Europe and meet other doctoral students
  • An opportunity to submit your revised paper for publication

What does it involve?

Doctoral students will need to send a detailed abstract of their paper (two pages setting out their theoretical framework, concepts and research findings/research plans), together with a letter of engagement from their supervisor, agreeing to help them, by 1 May 2015.  We can admit up to about 24 students – initial acceptance will be made known by 15 May 2015.

Those students who have been initially accepted will need to send their paper to be discussed at the summer school, of some 6,000 words (in English) by 31 July 2015 and final acceptance will be on receipt of the paper.

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What does it cost?

Students (or their institutions) will need to bear the cost of their own travel to Paris and accommodation and subsistence in Paris

The cost of the conference will be 60 euros for students whose institution is a Gern member (and 150 euros for students whose institution is not a member of Gern), which will include tea and coffee, lunches and an informal dinner for all the participants on one night.


Application form for the fourth GERN European Doctoral Summer School on Criminology and Criminal Justice - 7-9 September 2015




Postal address:


University or research institute:


E-mail address:


Supervisors’ names and e-mail addresses:






Title of PhD thesis:


I am attaching my two page abstract            ...


I am attaching a letter of support/engagement from my supervisor             ...


I understand that I will need to write a paper of about 6,000 words and submit it by 31 July 2015


I understand that the conference will cost € 60 euros for Gern members and 140 euros for non-Gern members (to be paid by 31 July 2015) – instructions on how to pay will be given with provisional acceptance by 15 May 2015.


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