Join us in Long Beach, CA
for the 45th annual conference of the WSC!

 General Information:

Dates: Thursday, February 1, 2018 through Saturday, February 3, 2018
Hotel: Hilton Long Beach
701 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA  90831-3102
(562) 983-3400

Room Rate: $189 per night plus taxes and fees. Following this link to leave the WSC website and connect to a special portal for WSC guests to register at this hotel: 

Register: Press here to register for the February 2018 conference in Long Beach.

Presenters: Please Note — All conference presenters must preregister and prepay the nonrefundable conference fees no later than Wednesday, January 3, 2018 or their paper/presentation/poster will be removed from the final program.

Attendees Who Are Not Presenting — The cutoff date for all late registrations for non-presenters is Wednesday, January 24, 2018 .  No one will be able to register online after that date.  Although on-site registrations will be accepted at the conference, no one registering on-site is guaranteed a printed conference program, their first-choice meal selection, or a printed name tag.

Present: The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2018 conference in Long Beach is Friday, October 6, 2017.

Press here to submit an abstract.

Please be advised that submission of an abstract indicates the submitter’s availability to present the paper at the conference.  Absent medical or religious necessity, requests for particular time slots on particular days cannot be honored.

Conference Participants, please note the following:

  1. Panel chairs are responsible for bringing laptops for other panelists to use during their presentations. People who use Apple computers (Macs) should bring a dongle that allows them to connect to a projector via a VGA cable.
  2.  Internet connections are not available to presenters during conference breakout sessions. Accordingly, attendees should not prepare presentations using Prezi or similar internet-based presentation software.  Rather, presenters are encouraged to store all of the files they may need on a laptop or portable hard drive.

 Future Conferences

  • 2019: Honolulu, HI — February 7th to 9th at The Hilton Waikiki Beach
  • 2020: Phoenix, AZ — February 6th to 8th at The Camby, a Marriott Autograph Collection
  • 2021: Vancouver, BC — Specific Dates and Location to be Determined

Our Sister Organization, the American Society of Criminology

The WSC was originally established a regional subdivision of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).  Although we are now fully independent, the ASC remains our close working partner.  The ASC is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.  If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join!  For information about the ASC’s annual conference, press here.

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