Seventh International Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference: A Cross Disciplinary Exploration


Fall 2016
Conference Registration Table will be Open in Conference Hotel Lobby
Sunday, September 21, 2014 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Indiana State University
Terre Haute, Indiana

Sponsored by:
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Indiana State University



Founder and Conference Chair:

Franklin T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Indiana State University

Conference Administrative Assistant:

Conference history and Goals

The conference was originally established by Dr. Franklin T. Wilson as part of the University of Central Missouri’s Institute of Justice and International Studies Annual Conference and originally entitled “Crime and Popular Culture Conference” in 2008. After being invited to bring the conference to Indiana State University Dr. Wilson renamed the conference the Annual International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies Conference. The conference was held for the first time at Indiana State University in 2009 where it is currently still housed. In 2014 the conference moved from an annual conference to a biannual conference.

The Annual International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies Conference was established to encourage an international cross-disciplinary exchange between both academic scholars and practitioners who are engaged in research, teaching and practices associated with crime, deviance, history, social justice, policy, and law and their relationship with the media and popular culture. The conference serves as a forum for the dissemination of knowledge associated with these areas of study in an effort to engender further growth of the discipline among students, academicians and practitioners. The conference welcomes quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodology researches equally.


*Early abstract submission is recommended


(Those planning on presenting must pay by May 1, 2016: No extensions)


Visa/Invitation Letters will not be issued to those who make payments after June 1st, 2016

*Everyone planning on attending the conference, whether presenting or just attending, must register and pay a registration fee in order to gain access to conference presentations.

*If you are presenting, failure to register and to pay registration fee by this date will result in removal from program.

*If you are from ISU you only need to register if you are presenting.

*If you are just attending you must show your ISU ID Card at the door.

Featured Speakers 6TH iCmpcs conference


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Monday September 22nd

Jeff Ferrell, Ph.D.

Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Texas Christian University
Visiting Professor of Criminology
University of Kent, UK

"Imagining Other Methods: Alternative Approaches to Crime and Culture" 


Monday September 22nd

SpearIt, Ph.D., J.D..
Thurgood Marshall School of Law
Texas Southern University

Fellow, Institute for Social Policy & Understanding

"Sonic Jihad: Muslim Hip Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration"

Monday September 22nd

Travis Linnemann, Ph.D.
Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
Old Dominion University

"Capote's Ghosts: Violence, Media and the Spectre of Suspicion"


Tuesday September 23rd

Michael Chemers, Ph.D.

            Department of Theater Arts              University of California

""Call a Wolf, Invite the Pack"; Monstrous Jurisprudence and the Legal Werewolf


Tuesday September 23rd

Emily Satterwhite, Ph.D.
Department of Religion and Culture
Virginia Tech


Tuesday September 23rd

Edgar Barens, M.F.A.
Jane Addams Center for Social Policy and Research
University of Illinois at Chicago

"Prison Terminal: From the prison cell to the oscars"

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Wednesday September 24th
Jon Simons, Ph.D.
Department of Communication and Culture
Indiana University Bloomington

"Happy are those who act justly': Visual representations of the crimes of occupation through social media"

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Wednesday September 24th

Kishonna Leah Gray, Ph.D.
School of Justice Studies
College of Justice and Safety
Eastern Kentucky University 

"Punishing Blackness in Xbox Live: Exploring the Significance of Race in a Virtual Gaming Community "

Evening and additional Events


By Appointment Only


If you wish to take a tour of the Eugene V. Debs home on Tuesday September 23rd or Wednesday September 24th you must call (812) 232-2163 Tuesday - Saturday between 1pm and 4pm.