16th World Congress of Criminology in Kobe, Japan, 5-9 August 2011
The International Society for Criminology will devote its next World Congress to the General Topic of „Global Socio-Economic Crisis and Crime Control Policies: Regional and National Comparison”.
The Conference Host, i. e. the Japanese Federation of Criminological Associations, has already launched a detailed website: http://hansha.daishodai.ac.jp/wcon2011/index_en.html
The first international Circular has recently been made available in* Chinese
* English* Japanese and* Korean.The relevant PDF-Files can be downloaded at: http://hansha.daishodai.ac.jp/wcon2011/congress/first_en.html
The 16th World Congress of the International Society of Criminology (ISC) will be held at the Kobe International Conference Center in Kobe , Japan , on August 5-9, 2011, located on a man-made island in the Port of Kobe. (http://kobe-cc.jp/english/index.html) It is conveniently surrounded by a group of hotels with varying prices, and all congress sessions will be held in the fully air-conditioned rooms under one roof of the Conference Center .
The local host is the Japan Federation of Criminological Associations (JFCA), which is formed by the eight criminological associations in Japan covering a wide range of disciplines from sociological criminology to correctional medicine. JFCA has started its preparation for the Congress with close consultation with the ISC leadership.
Kobe is a port city with 1.5 million inhabitants located near Osaka in western Japan . (http://www.kvca.or.jp/convention/english/index.html) One of the first ports opened to the outside world in the late 19th century, it has a distinctive international atmosphere which attracts tourists both from abroad and from Japan . Although devastated by the earthquake of 1995, Kobe , the “ Phoenix ”, has quickly risen again, and now fully enjoys its prosperity.
The city is served by two nearby international airports (the Kansai International Airport and the Osaka International Airport ) as well as a municipal airport. A day trip to Kyoto and Hiroshima can easily be made by train, and a trip to Tokyo in eastern Japan is also easy by train or plane.
The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, August 2011.