Policing and Society Conference

For the 6th time, the Policing and Society Conference takes place at UNAK - The theme of this year's conference is Violence

Call for Abstracts

The Police Science Program at the University of Akureyri (Iceland) invites abstracts for its 6th Policing and Society Conference on October 4 and 5, 2023. The conference is a venue where Icelandic and international academics and professionals meet and converse about policing in a broad sense. Professionals and academics who work in fields that involve policing in one form or another are encouraged to submit abstracts that build on their work and/or research.

The keynote speakers reflect the theme of this year’s conference: Violence – in a broad sense. Violence refers to the use of physical force or power to cause harm. Manifestations of violence are various and are not limited to physical violence. Violence exists everywhere and has serious consequences. Thus, it is always important to identify ways to address and reduce violence.

We strongly encourage abstracts that deal with crime violence but we, of course, welcome all contributions that intersect with policing in one form or another. To reiterate: this conference is a joint venue for academics and professionals to share their research and experience involving policing, learn from one another, and engage with the public.

Keynote speakers will be announced later

Registration for the conference

Useful Information:

  • The conference will be held October 4 and 5, 2023, in the Miðborg house of the University of Akureyri. The conference runs from 9:00 Wednesday October 4 to 13:00 Thursday October 5.
  • Each presentation is allotted 25 minutes, which includes Q&A. Abstracts (maximum 250 words) should be submitted via email (goddsson@unak.is) no later than June 15. Abstracts should include a title, short description, methods, main results and/or arguments. Include information about academic position, profession, and the order of the authors (if more than one).
  • The conference registration fee is €55 per person and the program, coffee and refreshments are included. University students attend free of charge. Conference attendees pay for their own travel and accommodation.
  • There will be a conference dinner Wednesday October 4.
  • Several airlines fly to Iceland, including Icelandair
  • Icelandair flies from Reykjavík to Akureyri, see informations here. NiceAir flies direct to Akureyri from Copenhagen, Alicante, etc. See informations here.

Further information:

For more information contact Guðmundur Oddsson, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Akureyri goddsson@unak.is; tel. +354 460 8677