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ANNOUNCING THE SCHOOL’S 2015 SHORT ESSAY COMPETITION

ANNOUNCING THE SCHOOL’S 2015 SHORT ESSAY COMPETITION

The Competition

All UFV Criminology and Criminal Justice students are invited and encouraged to enter the competition by submitting a short essay, at the latest by noon on March 15th, 2015.

Maximum length of the essay: 2,000 words.

Format: APA style.

The Topic for this year’s competition:

2014 marked the 250th anniversary of the publication of “On Crimes and Punishments” by Cesare Beccaria. Beccaria came to be a symbol for the case of humanity in the criminal law. Beccaria’s work was perhaps the beginning of modern penology. It remains a very significant publication.

The question to be discussed in the essay is: Is Beccaria’s work on “crimes and punishment” still relevant to Canadian society? How is it relevant and can it inspire policy makers?

THE PRIZES:

First prize for best essay: $500.00 and a certificate of accomplishment

Second prize: $250.00 and a certificate of accomplishment

 

Beccaria’s text:

The translated text of Beccaria’s “On Crimes and Punishments” (1764) can be found at UFV’s Library and, online, at: http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2193

Criteria: The essays will be judged on the basis of their structure and organization, their content and originality, and their overall quality (logic, strength and clarity of analysis and arguments, documentation).

For more information, contact: Yvon.Dandurand@ufv.ca

How to enter the competition: Submit your essay, Microsoft Word or RTF, by e-mail to: criminfo@ufv.ca

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