New Resource on the Justice System and People with Disabilities
People with intellectual and developmental disabilities often face unique and serious challenges when involved with the juvenile and criminal justice systems, whether in courts, prisons, detention centers, or community encounters with law enforcement. They may, for example, experience difficulty responding to questions, explaining what happened, or understanding and following instructions. Justice professionals may misinterpret behaviors of individuals with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or other disabilities as intent to harm others or as defiance when the individual is actually acting out of confusion, distress, fear or lack of understanding.
The new publication, Impact: Feature Issue on the Justice System and People with Intellectual, Developmental, and Other Disabilities (ici.umn.edu/products/impact301) offers justice professionals and the disability community leading-edge articles that help them work together to address these and other challenges, and support equal access to justice for all. Impact is published by the Institute on Community Integration at the University of Minnesota, and among the topics in this issue are:
• What justice system professionals need to know about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
• Models for identifying barriers to equal access and providing accommodations in courtrooms, prisons, and precincts
• Creating positive relationships among law enforcement, individuals with disabilities, families, and disability organizations
• Why families, educators, and disability service professionals need to discuss sexual nuances with youth and young adults
• Models for supporting successful re-entry of youth with disabilities from juvenile justice facilities into the community
• Prisons, the death penalty, and the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
• Training for de-escalation and diversion in encounters between law enforcement and people with disabilities
• Personal stories from justice system professionals, parents, individuals with disabilities, and disability service providers
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 78th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 3-7, 2018. The theme of the Program is “Sustainable Futures.”
The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2017. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net/annual- meeting/).
Journal of Collateral Consequences of Conviction and Reentry
A new journal has recently been developed and is now accepting submissions. The Journal of Collateral Consequences of Conviction and Reentry is the first peer-reviewed outlet specifically devoted to the issues of collateral consequences and reentry. The central objective of the journal is to strengthen the role of research in the formulation of collateral consequence and reentry policy. The journal will encourage submissions of both empirical and essay/review manuscripts within the areas of collateral consequences and reentry. Specific aims and guidelines can be viewed at jcccr.org.
International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences
Manuscript Reviewers Needed - The International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences (IJCJS), a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on contemporary issues in criminology, criminal justice and victimology, is currently seeking manuscript reviewers. As the official journal of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) it provides a publication outlet for established and emerging researchers worldwide. IJCJS is indexed by SCOPUS, ProQuest, and EBSCO, among others.
If you are interested in serving as a manuscript reviewer or if you would like to submit a manuscript for consideration, please contact Dr. Curtis R. Blakely, Managing Editor, Truman State University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Educational Measurement at Excelsior College is seeking subject-matter experts in criminal justice to develop original test items for five new associate-level examinations: Intro to Criminal Justice, Intro to Criminal Justice Administration, Intro to Criminal Procedure, Intro to Corrections and Intro to Law Enforcement. Qualified item writers must be currently teaching one of these courses at an American accredited institution of higher education, and must have at least a masters degree in Criminal Justice, Criminology, or related field.