Western Society of Criminology

Book Exhibit

Information about the Book Exhibit for Conference Participants

Each year, the WSC organizes a book sale to raise funds for the June Morrison Travel Scholarships that enable students to attend the conference. Books donated by various criminal justice publishers are featured on display for the duration of the meeting. At the close of the meeting, the books are sold for a nominal charge (i.e., at a substantial discount over the cover price). All proceeds go to the June Morrison Scholarship Fund. Once students have had a chance to buy books, the sale is then opened up to the rest of the registered conference attendees. Be sure to end your conference experience with a little gift to yourself that will benefit a worthy cause!

Information about the Book Exhibit for Publishers

About the Conference Audience: Attendance at the WSC conference ranges from 175 to 300 participants, including university faculty, students, and criminal justice practitioners. The conference provides an excellent opportunity for publishers to display materials for review by faculty and students from the western region and other parts of the country.

About the Book Exhibit: The WSC book exhibit is somewhat different than other book exhibits. We do not charge a fee for displaying books and materials. Also, we do not require publishers to send representatives to the conference. (Our book exhibit room is fully staffed during the day and locked at night.) However, we do ask that publishers donate the books and journals that are on exhibit. On the last day of the conference, after the last panel session is over, WSC conducts a book sale. WSC members attending the conference are given the opportunity to purchase the books and materials that have been on display. Proceeds from the book sale go toward WSC’s June Morrison Student Scholarship Fund. The Student Scholarship Fund is used exclusively for the following two purposes: (1) to provide partial scholarships for students to attend the conference; and (2) to provide cash awards for the student paper competition.

As an incentive, if a publisher donates books valued at $200 or more, we offer a complimentary half-page ad in our conference program!

How to Contribute Materials: We ask that publishers confirm their intent to participate by January 15 and provide the number of titles. Table space may be limited and will therefore be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Confirmation should be sent to:

Weston J. Morrow
Department of Criminal Justice
University of Nevada, Reno
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557
(775) 682-8920

Sponsorship Opportunities: Publishers may also host coffee breaks and/or the reception ($1,000 – $5,000). The institutional or company names of sponsors are listed in the conference program and acknowledged at each event. Please notify Dr. Michael D. White by December 1, 2018 to sponsor an event at our 2019 conference.