Turning the lens: Researching sentencers

Empirical research on sentencing (ERoS) annual conference

Ljubljana, 3 & 4 September 2020

The third annual conference of the ERoS community of researchers will take place in Ljubljana on September 3 & 4th. The meeting will be an opportunity to share experience, opinions, and knowledge on sentencing research and foster informal relationships among researchers interested in the topic, with the particular aim of bringing together researchers from various jurisdictions and sentencing systems.

We welcome paper proposals on sentencing in a broader sense. This year’s focus will be the role of the authority making a sentencing decision, be it a single judge, a panel of judges, a magistrate court, a parole board, a social worker, the prosecution, or any other body making relevant sentencing decisions in your jurisdiction and your research. The various strands of discussion within this broader theme may include but are not limited to issues of disparities, prejudice and stereotyping, the decision-making process, the burden of the position, self-awareness and professional culture and so on. The conveners will strive to compound a programme containing a mixture of different approaches to sentencing research, including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed empirical methods.

Papers are welcome from any jurisdiction, and from applicants of any level and any affiliation, including doctoral students, independent scholars, and researchers in government institutions or the voluntary and community sector.

To submit a paper, please send a paper title and an abstract (max. 250 words) to mojca.plesnicar@pf.uni-lj.si by 31st May 2020.

Registration and costs

There is no registration fee. To register, please email Mojca Plesničar at the address above. Participants will be expected to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.