GERN Summer School / Ecoles d’été du GERN

GERN Summer School / Ecole d’Eté du GERN

For who?

The GERN Summer School addresses to research students undertaking doctoral research on deviance, crime and social control. This is an opportunity for PhD students to present their research, have it discussed by leading European researchers and, if selected, published in an edited and peer-reviewed volume. The summer school is probably best suited to research students in their second and third year of PhD studies.

What to expect?

  • Presentations and discussions of doctoral students’ research.
  • 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.

7th GERN Summer School 2019. Porto (Portugal)

7 th GERN Summer School on “Emerging Trends in Criminology” School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Porto,has been held at the Faculty of Law, University of Porto 9 – 11 September, 2019. 

The Summer School has been dedicated to the theme “Emerging Trends in Criminology”. Students have been challenged to think of new problems to be tackled within Criminology, or to incorporate new methodologies to solve old problems.

Program: More details here. 

Publication: GERN Research Paper Series n°7. To be published

6th GERN Summer School 2018. Ljubljana (Slovenia).

The 6th GERN Summer School on Challenges of Comparative Criminological Research was held in Ljubljana at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security, University of Maribor.

Presentation, pictures, program…

Publication: GERN Research Paper Series n°6. To be published in 2020

5th GERN Summer School 2016. Dortmund (Germany)

Publication: GERN Resear Paper Series, n°5. A. Groenemeyer, C. Gayet-Viaud, G. Mesko, P. Ponsaers, J. Shapland. (Eds). « Deviance and Crime – Social Control, Criminal Justice and Criminology in Europe », 2019, 167 pages. Maklu-Online

This is the fifth volume stemming from the annual doctoral conferences organized by the GERN in September 2016 in Dortmund, Germany. The selected theme for this Summer School was “Deviance and Crime – Social Control, Criminal Justice, and Criminology in Europe”; reflecting the variety of theoretical frameworks and methodologies covered by the current PhD theses in the field of criminal justice and deviance as well as fresh and new perspectives on deviant and criminal careers, on the history of restorative justice and on crime as the central theoretical concept in criminology.

4th GERN Summer School 2015. Paris (France)

The Fourth GERN Doctoral Summer School on Crime, Deviance and Criminal Justice washeld in Paris (France), 7-9 September 2015. It has been organized by CESDIP (CNRS, University of Versailles, Ministry of Justice)

Publication: GERN Research Paper Series, n°4. J. de Maillard, A. Groenmeyer, P. Ponsaers, J. Shapland & F. Viannello (eds.)
« Crime and order, criminal justice experiences and desistance » , 2016, 186 pages. Maklu-Online

This is the fourth volume stemming from the annual doctoral conferences organized by the GERN. Last edition of the Summer School was held in September 2015 in Paris. The selected theme for this Summer School was “Crime and order, criminal justice experiences and desistance”, reflecting the variety of theoretical frameworks and methodologies covered by the current PhD theses in the field of criminal justice and deviance as well as the fresh and new perspectives on subjective experiences of the criminal justice system and trajectories of desistance.

3rd GERN Summer School 2014. Porto (Portugal)

Third GERN Doctoral Summer School on “Criminology, Security and Justice: methodological and epistemological issues”. School of Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Porto, Portugal. 4-6 September 2014.

Publication: GERN Research Paper Series, n°3. Cândido da Agra, C., Cardoso, C., de Maillard, J., O’Reily, C., Ponsaers, P ., Shapland, J. (eds.) (2015). Criminology, Security and Justice: Methodological and Epistemological issues , GERN Research Paper Series n°3, Antwerpen/Apeldoorn/Portland: Maklu, pp. 186. Maklu-Online

This is the third volume stemming from the annual doctoral conferences organized by the GERN. Last edition of the Summer School was held in September 2014 in Porto (Portugal). The selected theme for this Summer School was ‘Criminology, Security and Justice: methodological and epistemological issues’, searching for a fruitful debate about the methodological and epistemological aspects relevant for the development of PhD thesis. Scientific research is, in its essence, critical thinking. What is critical thinking? It is a kind of thinking that differs from magic reasoning, common sense, and speculation. Scientific evidence contrasts with belief, immediate and apparent knowledge, illusion and opinion. This is valid for every knowledge domain that claims to be scientific. It is thus true for the science of crime, criminology.

2nd Gern Summer School 2013. Sheffield (UK)

Publication: GERN Resear Paper Series, n°2, Joanna Shapland, Jacques de Maillard, Stephen Farrall, Axel Groenemeyer, Paul Ponsaers (Eds), « Desistance, Social order and responses to crime », 2014, 200 pages. Maklu-Online

This book contains a selection of papers, which were presented and discussed at the second GERN Doctoral Conference for PhD students, organised by the White Rose Consortium of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York and held in September 2013 at the University of Sheffield, UK. The book is the result of intensive reflection and engagement between the authors and the editors. The essays in the book coalesce around three themes: desistance from offending; creating and recreating social order; and responses to crime and violence. It contains cutting-edge research by emerging European scholars in the field of ‘Desistance, Social Order and Responses to Crime: Today’s Security Issues’.

1st Gern Summer School 2012. Ghent (Belgium)

The 1st GERN Summer School on « Crime, Justice, Social Control and Security » (September 2012) has been organized by Ghent University, Faculty of Law (Belgium).

Publication: GERN Research Paper Series n°1. Edited by Paul Ponsaers, Adam Crawford, Jacques de Maillard, Joanna Shapland, Antoinette Verhage. « Crime, Violence, Justice and Social Order. Monitoring Contemporary security issues ». Maklu Publisher, Belgium, 298 pages, 2013. Maklu online

This book contains a selection of papers, which were presented and discussed at the first GERN Summer School for PhD students held in September 2012 at Ghent University, Belgium. The essays in the book coalesce around four overarching themes: the use and meaning of violence; policing the informal economy and tackling social disorder; methodological issues in research on crime; and contemporary penal institutions. It is a rich compilation of new work by emerging European scholars in the field of ‘Crime, Violence, Justice and Social Order’.

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