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ACJS Today
African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies
African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
American Journal of Criminal Justice
Applied Geography (Special Issue: The Geography of Crime and Crime Control)
Argument and Critique
Asia Pacific Journal of Police & Criminal Justice
Asian Journal of Criminology
British Journal of Criminology
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Cityscape
Contemporary Issues in Criminology & the Social Sciences (CICSS)
Correctional Health Today
Corrections Compendium
Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal
Criminal Justice Policy Review (Special Issue on Justice Involved Veterans)
Criminal Justice Review
Criminal Justice Studies: A Critical Journal of Crime, Law and Society
Criminal Justice: The International Journal of Policy and Practice
Criminology
Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society
Criminology & Public Policy
Critical Criminology: An International Journal
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
Critical Issues in Justice and Politics
EBP Quarterly
Eyes on the ICC
Feminist Criminology
French Review of Criminology
Global Crime
Indian Journal of Criminology
Interdisciplinary Journal of Human Rights Law (IJHRL)
Interdisciplinary Research on Terrorism and Political Violence (IRTPV)
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts Journal
International Criminal Justice Review
International Criminal Law Review
International Journal for Crime, Justice, and Social Democracy
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
International Journal of Comparative Criminology
International Journal of Cyber Criminology
International Journal Of Social Science and Humanities Invention
Intersectionality and Images of Female Aggression in 21st Century Media
Jones & Bartlett Crime Types Book Series (Call for Book Proposals)
Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research
Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
Journal of Crime and Justice
Journal of Criminal Justice Education
Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (JEAPS)
Journal of Experimental Criminology
Journal of International and Transnational Crime
Journal of Juvenile Justice
Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR)
Journal of Law and Courts
Journal of Medical Law and Ethics (JMLE)
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology (JQCJC)
Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Journal of School Violence
Journal of Security Education
Journal of Social Criminology
Journal of Urban Affairs
Justice Research and Policy
Law and Social Inquiry Graduate Student Paper Competition
NSU International Journal of Criminal Justice
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
Pakistan Journal of Criminology
Palgrave Communications
Peking University Transnational Law Review
Perspectives on Terrorism
Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
Policing - A Journal of Policy and Practice
Security Journal
Solving Social Problems
Stability:  International Journal of Security and Development
State Crime - The Journal of the International State Crime Initiative
Trauma and Abuse
Trends in Organized Crime
Trends in Organized Crime: Special Topic Edition
Turkish Journal of Criminology
Victims and Offenders
Western Criminology Review
Women & Criminal Justice
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal


ACJS TODAY Back to Top

ACJS Today is the official online journal for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and is sent out electronically to over 2,500 academics and criminal justice practitioners.  Five issues are published every year.  It is the perfect venue for scholars wishing to showcase work which highlights substantive criminal justice and criminological issues.  One of the major benefits of publishing in ACJS Today is that the review process is extremely efficient.  In most cases, it is quite possible for an article to be reviewed and published within four to six weeks after it has been submitted.  Also, EBSCO Publishing is currently archiving the latest issues of ACJS Today in Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.  So, once an article is published in ACJS Today, it will be seen by an even wider audience.  ACJS Today is particularly well-suited for succinct articles.  Typically, most submissions are between 2,000 to 4,000 words in length; however, a submission can be shorter or longer depending upon the subject matter.  Scholars are also encouraged to submit book reviews and op ed pieces to ACJS Today.

Please send all submissions electronically to:

Robert M. Worley, Ph.D.
Editor, ACJS Today
Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Texas A&M University - Central Texas
Founder's Hall
1001 Leadership Place
Killeen, Texas 76549
(254) 519-5706
email:  worley_r@ct.tamus.edu


AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES Back to Top

The African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies, an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal, invites contributions on issues relevant to criminology, social and justice systems of interest to Africans at home and the African Diaspora globally. Comparative studies or research on related fields, and pedagogical papers on how to develop criminology and criminal justice education in Africa are particularly welcome. The journal accepts research articles, policy analyses, commentaries or brief research notes. Particularly, it encourages articles on innovative theoretical, methodological and policy interventions that deepen the understanding of how to prevent or repair the crimes against humanity that people of African descent have suffered and how to reverse the crisis of over-representation that people of African descent continue to suffer in correctional institutions around the world.

AJCJS is published at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The length of articles should not exceed 6,000 words (in double-spaced pages) with a 100-word abstract. Commentaries and research notes should be approximately half this length. Limited number of reviews per issue will also be accommodated. Submission instructions to authors are posted at the journal’s website: http://www.umes.edu/ajcjs/.

Publishers and authors who may want to send copies of their books for review should send 4-6 copies directly to the managing editor: Emmanuel Onyeozili, Dept. of Criminal Justice, 3018 Hazel Hall, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. 21853.

For further information, please contact the editor, Biko Agozino at: oagozino@fss.uwi.tt  or bagozino@yahoo.com. 
All contributions should be sent electronically to: ajcjs@umes.edu.


AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND JUSTICE STUDIES Back to Top

African Journal of Political Science and International Relations (AJPSIR) is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. AJPSIR publishes rigorous theoretical reasoning and advanced empirical research in all areas of the subjects. We welcome articles or proposals from all perspectives and on all subjects pertaining to Africa, Africa's relationship to the world, public policy, international relations, comparative politics, political methodology, political theory, political history and culture, global political economy, strategy and environment. The journal will also address developments within the discipline. Each issue will normally contain a mixture of peer-reviewed research articles, reviews or essays using a variety of methodologies and approaches.

Manuscripts must be sent as e-mail attachment to ajpsir.acadjourn@gmail.com

AJPSIR editorial board makes an objective and quick decision on each manuscript and informs the corresponding author within four weeks of submission. If accepted, the article is published online in the next issue.

AJPSIR is an open access journal and all articles published are available online without restriction to scientific researchers in the public and private sectors, government agencies, educators and the general public. The journal also provides a medium for documentation and archiving of research articles. AJPSIR papers are exposed to the widest possible readership.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next available issue.

Please visit http://www.academicjournals.org/AJPSIR to view our current issue.


AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Back to Top
The Journal of the Southern Criminal Justice Association

Editorial Policy

The American Journal of Criminal Justice, sponsored by the Southern Criminal Justice Association, is a refereed publication and manuscripts go through a blind review process.  The focus of AJCJ is on a wide array of criminal justice topics and issues.  Some of these concerns  include items pertaining to the criminal justice process, the formal and informal interplay between system components, problems and solutions experienced by various segments, innovative practices, policy development and implementation, evaluative research, the players engaged in these enterprises, and a wide assortment of other related interests.  The AJCJ publishes original articles that utilize a broad range of methodologies and perspectives when examining crime, law, and criminal justice processing.

Submission Procedures

The strongly preferred way for authors to transmit manuscripts is via e-mail (WordPerfect or Word format).  Submissions sent through the postal service should include one hard copy of the manuscript along with an IBM-compatible file on a 3 ½ inch disk.  Manuscripts should include a title page listing the author(s) and affiliation(s) along with postal and e-mail addresses, an abstract page that does not exceed 150 words, and a brief biographical sketch of the author(s).  Papers are not to exceed 25 pages in total length (including tables, figures, and references) and style should conform to that outlined in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2001).  Submission of a manuscript to AJCJ is regarded as a commitment to publish therein. Manuscripts submitted simultaneously to another journal will be rejected automatically.

AJCJ is abstracted or indexed in Criminal Justice Abstracts; Criminal Justice Periodical Index; Criminology, Penology, and Police Science Abstracts; International Political Science Abstracts; Psychological Abstracts; Public Affairs Information Service; and Sociological Abstracts.

 
Address Manuscripts and Inquiries to the Editor:
Wesley G. Jennings, PhD
American Journal of Criminal Justice
Department of Criminology
University of South Florida
4202 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL 33620
ajcjscja@usf.edu


APPLIED GEOGRAPHY Back to Top

Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Geography on "The Geography of Crime and Crime Control"


ARGUMENT AND CRITIQUE Back to Top

Argument and Critique is a newly formed, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access, international, online journal. Our articles aim to stimulate debate and critical thinking around controversial topics. We welcome submissions at any time from academics, service providers and service users. We are interested in research papers, creative pieces and writings that focus on social reform in policy and practice. We are particularly interested in receiving submissions that contribute to the Libertarian agenda.

We aim to provide a publishing process that is friendly to authors and hence we offer a number of benefits that many other journals do not offer. Our feedback is unusually detailed, timely and transparent. Our journal is ‘open’, to expand the maximum audience reach. Moreover, we do not require exclusive submission.

Our rigorous peer review process provides very detailed, constructive feedback on manuscripts. We aim to have a decision on the manuscript within one month. Our peer review process is fully open and transparent so you will know the criteria against which the manuscript is assessed. You will also know the identity of your reviewers and they will know your identity. For full details of our process of peer review and guidance on manuscript preparation, visit the ‘For Authors’ section of the website http://www.argumentcritique.com/for-authors.html

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ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF POLICE & CRIMINAL JUSTICE Back to Top

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ASIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

The Asian Journal of Criminology seeks submission on studies of crime, criminology, and criminal justice in Asia or about the impact of Asian crime groups in America, Europe and elsewhere. We are especially interested in receiving manuscripts with a comparative or empirical focus and that also address legal issues pertinent to criminal justice. The coverage spans criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies and more. The journal also invites shorter reviews or research notes. Studies with a focus on Asian context is most desirable, but not required for submission to the the Journal.

The Journal publishes in both print and online versions. On the homepage of Asian Journal of Criminology at springer.com you can:
-Read the most downloaded articles for free
-Sign up for the Table of Contents Alerts
-Get to know the complete Editorial Board
-Find submission information

You may access the homepage of the Journal at: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/11417

For paper submission please visit: http://www.edmgr.com/ajoc/default.asp

For paper format and reference issues, please access the Instructions for Authors at:
: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/11417


BRITISH JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top
Edited by Pat Carlen

The British Journal of Criminology: An International Review of Crime and Society is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology. BJC is a valuable resource for academics and researchers in crime, whether they be from criminology, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, politics or social work, and for professionals concerned with crime, law, criminal justice, politics and penology. In addition to publishing peer-reviewed articles, BJC contains a substantial book review section.

The Journal welcomes submissions from a variety of perspectives focusing on crime and society; and especially articles written from sociological, historical, philosophical, geographical, psychological, jurisprudential, cultural, political or policy standpoints. Submitting your article to the BJC offers the benefit of fast, timely publication in a publication consistently highly ranked in the ISI social science citation index. For full instructions on submitting an article to the BJC, visit the ‘For Authors’ section of the website: www.bjc.oxfordjournals.org.



CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE Back to Top

The Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice invites contributions on any aspect of crime or delinquency, or criminal or juvenile justice. CJCCJ has been publishing continuously for almost 50 years, making it one of the oldest scholarly journals in the field. Preference is given to articles with particular relevance to Canada, but the Journal also welcomes comparative studies and work which is of general interest.  The journal accepts research articles, research notes, commentaries, and book reviews. The length of most research articles is 20-30 double-spaced pages. Commentaries and research notes tend to be considerably shorter. An editorial decision is normally provided within three months of submission. 

Instructions to authors and book reviewers and the contents of recent issues are posted at the journal’s websites at: www.ccja-acjp.ca/en/cjc.html.

For further information, please contact the editor, Peter Carrington, at: pjc@uwaterloo.ca. For further information, please contact the editor, Peter Carrington, at: pjc@uwaterloo.ca.


CITYSCAPE Back to Top

Cityscape, published three times a year by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R), is accepting submissions involving issues related to the nexus of housing and crime. These submissions will appear in Cityscape’s new Refereed Papers section. Historically, PD&R has supported research on such topics as crime prevention through environmental design and crime-in-public housing.  We have always welcomed high-quality submissions in all areas of housing and urban policy and consider crime issues to be important here. Cityscape is published both in hard copy and online. Our referee process is double-blind and timely, and our referees highly qualified. The Managing Editor also will give guidance to authors about the suitability of papers proposed in outline form. Send manuscripts or outlines to Cityscape@hud.gov.


CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN CRIMINOLOGY & THE SOCIAL SCIENCES Back to Top

Contemporary Issues in Criminology and the Social Sciences is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that includes research and/or policy papers from a broad range of disciplines. Disciplines that are specifically earmarked as appropriate for this journal include Criminology & Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, and Social Work. The primary area of focus for this journal is criminal and antisocial behavior. Social issues that are corollary to crime and justice are also welcomed topics for this journal.

Both quantitative and qualitative manuscripts are welcomed. Evaluative studies of agency programs and/or interventions, theoretical applications, analyses of organizational behavior, and qualitative critiques of different social issues are all appropriate for submission to CICSS. In addition, CICSS seeks to provide a multinational perspective to the study of criminal behavior and welcomes cross-national comparisons of social issues around the world. It is expected the future issues of CICSS will include comparative social science themes as their primary foci.

CICSS comes in both the traditional hardcopy format and in the form of an online journal. All subscribers have access to the on-line version and also receive a typical hardcopy version. CICSS is officially affiliated with the Cardean Learning Group, with that program’s staff providing logistic and technological support.

CICSS has an established group of reviewers and we are currently seeking submissions for this journal. If you know of anyone interested in submitting a manuscript to this journal, please have them indicate interest and have them send their potential submission to Robert D. Hanser at rhanser@cardean.com. The submission will be forwarded to the associate editors so that the submission can be placed under review. Potential authors should allow 4 to 6 weeks for the review process to be completed before making further inquiries as to acceptance of a particular manuscript. From November 1st, 2007 onward, the official website for CICSS will be cicssjournal.org. All potential authors are encouraged to check this website once it is fully operational.

Please note that all papers should be submitted in current APA format. Manuscripts must not exceed 25 pages in length, including title page, abstract, and references. Prospective authors should provide their name, title, agency or university affiliation, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address when submitting manuscripts to CICSS.

Please direct all inquiries to:

Robert D. Hanser, Ph.D.
Editor-in-Chief, (CICSS)
Ellis College &
University of Louisiana at Monroe
111 N. Canal, Suite 455
Chicago, IL 60606
Ph# 318-791-2633
E-mail: RHanser@cardean.com


CORRECTIONAL HEALTH TODAYBack to Top

Correctional Health Today (CHT), the interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal of ACA’s Healthcare Professional Interest Section, is seeking quality submissions for upcoming issues. CHT will include articles on a range of correctional health care issues in all areas of corrections — adult, juvenile, jails and community/reentry. All peer-reviewed articles must meet rigorous standards and can represent a broad range of topics, including medical and mental health care, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, legal and ethical issues, administration and public health.

CHT is published twice a year and is available to section members in both print and electronic versions. Our review process allows for a thorough analysis by expert peer reviewers with a time frame that is often less than other journals. Authors should follow the Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, guidelines for manuscript preparation. Submission criteria can be found at www.aca.org or you may contact the managing editor at CHTeditor@aca.org.


CORRECTIONS COMPENDIUM Back to Top
ACA Seeks Article Submissions for Peer-Reviewed Research Journal 

Have you just completed a research study or scholarly essay that you think would be of interest to those in corrections? Corrections Compendium, the bimonthly journal of the American Correctional Association, is seeking submissions for upcoming issues. Its international readership includes individuals involved in various sectors of the corrections and criminal justice fields, including individuals employed in academia, state and local correctional agencies, and community corrections, to those in probation and parole and juvenile services. A leading peer-reviewed publication in the corrections field, Compendium welcomes you to submit your research-based papers for possible publication. We are open to submissions on all subjects — provided that they relate to corrections and adhere to standards of quality scholarship. A typical article is approximately 3,000 to 6,000 words, excluding references, endnotes, tables, charts, etc. All submissions are reviewed by members of our editorial advisory board. Articles must not have been published elsewhere or be under consideration by another publication. Do you think you may have just what we are looking for? If so, please e-mail your article to Susan Clayton, Managing Editor, Periodicals, ACA, at susanc@aca.org in Microsoft Word or WordPerfect format, double spaced, with any tables or charts at the end of the text. Please remember to include your name, title, affiliation, address, daytime telephone number, fax number and e-mail address.



CRIME, LAW AND SOCIAL CHANGE: An International Journal  Back to Top

Crime, Law and Social Change is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes essays and reviews dealing with the political economy of organized crime whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels anywhere in the world.  In addition, the Journal publishes work on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations.  The Journal is also committed to publishing in the general area of Human Rights including studies of genocide, essays of compensation and justice for survivors of mass murder and state-sponsored terrorism, analyses of international human rights organizations (both governmental and NGO’s), and essays focused on gender, racial and ethnic equality. 

Crime, Law and Social Change invites scholars from all disciplines to submit book reviews.  The Journal recently expanded its book review section, and will work with scholars to match their research interests with books we have received for review.  Furthermore, Crime, Law and Social Change will, on occasion, solicit books from publishers at the request of prospective authors.  Young scholars looking for publishing opportunities are also encouraged to submit reviews.  For further information, please contact 

Nikos Passas, Professor
Northeastern University
College of Criminal Justice
400 Churchill Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000
tel. 1-617-373-4309
fax: 1-617-373-8998
Email; n.passas@neu.edu

Peter Manning
Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Trustee Professor
Northeastern University
College of Criminal Justice, 400 Churchill Hall
Boston, MA 02115-5000, USA
tel. 1-617-373-7748
pet.manning@neu.edu


 CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW Back to Top

The Criminal Justice Review is a quarterly scholarly journal dedicated to presenting a broad perspective on criminal justice issues.  It focuses on any aspect of crime and the justice system, and can feature local, state, or national concerns.  Both qualitative and quantitative pieces are encouraged, providing that they adhere to standards of quality scholarship.  As a peer-reviewed journal, we encourage the submission of articles, research notes, and commentaries that focus on crime and justice-related topics broadly defined.  Five copies of manuscripts should be submitted in English, follow APA style, be double-spaced throughout, including references, tables and indented quotations, and cannot be under consideration by another publication.  An abstract not to exceed 200 words must be included with submissions.  Send to:

Dean Dabney, Editor
Criminal Justice Review
Georgia State University
Department of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 30302-4018
Phone: (404) 413-1039
Fax: (404) 413-1030
Email: ddabney@gsu.edu


CRIMINAL JUSTICE STUDIES: A CRITICAL JOURNAL OF CRIME, LAW AND SOCIETY
A refereed journal published quarterly by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group Back to Top

Criminal Justice Studies publishes articles that deal with substantive criminal justice and criminological issues relevant to the issues of criminal justice, as well as those that may be outside the field but have relevancy to the topic of criminal justice.  We welcome articles from other fields such as public administration, issues of public policy as well as public affairs issues.  Literature review, reserach notes, and summary reports of innovative reserach projects in criminal justice are also covered.
 
Previously published under the title The Justice Professional this journal is a referred journal now published quarterly.  Qualitiative and quantifiable articles are sought mainly from academics and reserach in the field, though articles from professional may also be considered.  

The journal receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/GJUP. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform.

For more information contact:

Richard Tewksbury
Editor-in-Chief
University of Louisville, USA
richard.tewksbury@louisville.edu


CRIMINAL JUSTICE:  THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE
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This is a peer-reviewed journal that includes scholarly articles that focus on the policy-making process, current criminal justice policies and practices, and the gap that sometimes exists between policy and practice. It also includes regular features on policy development and national practice initiatives and a book review section. For submission details, contact the following. Regarding papers from Europe, contact Tim Newburn (t.newburn@lse.ac.uk). Regarding papers from Australia, contact David Dixon (D.Dixon@unsw.edu.au). Regarding papers from the Americas, contact Martin D. Schwartz (schwartz@ohio.edu)


CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

Please see ASC's main Publications page for more information.


CRIMINOLOGY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, LAW & SOCIETY Back to Top

Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS), formerly Western Criminology Review (WCR), is the official journal of the Western Society of Criminology.  This peer-reviewed journal builds on the mission of its predecessor by promoting understanding of the causes of crime; the methods used to prevent and control crime; the institutions, principles, and actors involved in the apprehension, prosecution, punishment, and reintegration of offenders; and the legal and political framework under which the justice system and its primary actors operate.  Historical and contemporary perspectives are encouraged, as are diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

CCJLS publishes theoretical and empirical research on criminology, criminal justice, and criminal law and society; practice-oriented papers (including those addressing teaching/pedagogical issues); essays and commentary on crime, law, and justice policy; replies and comments to articles previously published in CCJLS or WCR; book and film reviews; and scholarly article reviews.

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically through the journal’s portal on Scholastica (https://scholasticahq.com/criminology-criminal-justice-law-society).  Submissions must be in English and formatted according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition (2009).  All correspondence is conducted online to speed the review process.  Due to the advantages of being an online journal, there are no page, color, or appendix restrictions, although a 30-page upper limit for the body of papers is recommended.  Additionally, authors may, at their discretion, include images (in .jpg. or .gif formats), as well as hyperlinks to web pages, source documents, You Tube videos, and similar multimedia materials on the Internet to take full advantage of the digital nature of the journal.  Our evaluation process involves an internal review by editorial staff, followed by a blind assessment by two external reviewers.  Inquiries about CCJLS should be directed to the editors—Henry F. Fradella, Aili Malm, and Christine S. Scott-Hayward—via email at CCJLS@WesternCriminology.org.


CRIMINOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY Back to Top

Please see ASC's main Publications page for more information.


CRITICAL CRIMINOLOGY:  AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL Back to Top

Critical Criminology is the official journal of the Division of Critical Criminology of the American Society of Criminology. The journal deals with questions of social, political and economic justice. Critical Criminology is for academics and researchers with an interest in anarchistic, cultural, feminist, integrative, Marxist, peace-making, postmodernist and left-realist criminology. The journal does not limit the scope of the inquiry to state definitions of crime and welcomes work focusing on issues of social harm and social justice, including those exploring the intersecting lines of class, gender, race/ethnicity and heterosexism. The journal is of interest for all persons with an interest in alternative methodologies and theories in criminology, including chaos theory, non-linear analysis, and complex systems science as it pertains to the study of crime and criminal justice. The journal encourages works that focus on creative and cooperative solutions to justice problems, plus strategies for the construction of a more inclusive society.

Manuscripts should be approximately 6,000 to 8,000 words (including tables, illustrations, notes and references). Please send four hard copies of manuscripts, as well as an electronic copy (on 3.5 diskette or on CD-ROM)  to Dr. Shahid Alvi, Editor-in-Chief, Faculty of Criminology, Justice & Policy Studies, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, 2000 Simcoe St. N, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada L1H 7K4. 

Prior to submission, please access the following URL and follow the posted author’s guidelines: http://link.springer.com/journal/10612 (NOTE: this link will lead you to the Springer website with links to author instructions.)

For our colleagues outside the U.S. and Canada, electronic submission is available, and should be sent to: Shahid.alvi@uoit.ca.

For markets outside the U.S., please consider working with either Mark Israel, Editor for the Pacific Rim (mark.israel@finders.edu.au) or Joanna Goodey, European Editor (jo.goodey@eumc.eu.int).

Our Book Review Editor, Mindy Bradley, is looking for book recommendations as well as individuals willing to review them. You may contact her at: mwbradl@uark.edu.


CRITICAL ISSUES IN CRIME AND SOCIETY Back to Top

Critical Issues in Crime and Society (Rutgers University Press) seeks manuscripts and proposals for books offering critical analyses of contemporary controversies in crime and justice. The series is particularly well suited to works critical criminological works that bring sociological, political-economic, feminist, postmodern, critical race, and/or global frameworks to the study of barriers to justice. The series offers books that are accessible to students and other interested audiences beyond the academy, as well as to scholars in justice studies. Please direct your questions, proposals or manuscripts to Raymond Michalowski, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Box 15005 Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, or via electronic mail to raymond.michalowski @nau.edu, or fax (520-523-8011).


CRITICAL ISSUES IN JUSTICE AND POLITICS Back to Top

The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Southern Utah University launched a new academic journal last year.  The journal, Critical Issues in Justice and Politics (ISSN 1940-3186), is a refereed (peer-reviewed) journal which contributes to the theoretical and applied nature of justice and politics.  Our emphasis is on the exchange of qualified material in order to generate discussion and extend the often limited boundaries of scholarly exchange.  We printed our first edition in March and are busy putting together the next edition due in late September.  We have a few spots left for September and are already working ahead.

We are accepting new submissions for upcoming editions.  If you have an article or material for consideration then please visit our website at: https://www.suu.edu/hss/polscj/cijp/.  You will find submission guidelines and related material.

We are also in need of peer-reviewers.  If you are an academic or professional in the fields of justice and politics then please consider serving as a peer-reviewer.  Submit your name, institution/agency, background, and the areas of your interest directly to me at this email address:  Carl Franklin, Editor, franklinc@suu.edu.


EBP Quarterly Back to Top

We are pleased to announce the start of EBP Quarterly, a practitioner-oriented publication focused on the use of evidence-based policies, programs, and practices, along with the development of evidence-based organizations and evidence-based professionals. EBP Quarterly will be of interest and use by those working and studying in such fields as criminal and juvenile justice, behavioral health, and other human and social service agencies.

EBP Quarterly will be published online in March, June, September, and December, and will be provided to members of the Society for Evidence-Based Practitioners and Organizations (EBP Society; http://www.ebpsociety.org). It will include the following types of scholarship:

  • Original essays and research notes on evidence-based approaches and organizational development. Scholarship from both researchers and practitioners is encouraged.
  • Reviews of recently published research on any aspect of the evidence-based movement, including (but not limited to): a. risk and needs assessment, b. strategic planning and performance measurement, c. policy analysis and program evaluation,  d. organizational leadership, e. organizational culture, f. internal and external collaboration, and g. capacity-building and sustainability.
  • Reviews of recently published books on any aspect of the evidence-based movement.
  • Reviews of recently enacted public policy and/or funding opportunities relevant to the evidence-based movement.
  • Interviews with evidence-based professionals and policymakers.
EBP Quarterly is a non-peer-reviewed publication. Submitted manuscripts will be reviewed by the Editor and/or Associate Editors to assess appropriateness for publication and conformity to manuscript guidelines. Manuscripts declined for publication will be returned to authors with a brief explanation.

EBP Quarterly will be published collaboratively by Joyfields Institute for Professional Development, the Society for Evidence-Based Practitioners and Organizations, and Justice Performance Consultants, LLC. These organizations are committed to the advancement of evidence-based strategies and methods, along with the development of evidence-based organizations and practitioners. David Myers, PhD, will serve as Editor, and Daniel Lee, PhD, and Dennis Giever, PhD, will serve as Associate Editors.

Manuscript Guidelines: Articles may vary in writing style, length, and tone, and should be a minimum of 500 words and maximum of 3,000 words. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor as a Microsoft Word document, double-spaced with 1-inch margins, in 12 point font. Citations and references should conform to the current Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA style guidelines).

Manuscripts and inquiries should be sent to:
David Myers, Editor, EBP Quarterly
david.myers@iup.edu

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EYES ON THE ICC Back to Top

Eyes on the ICC is published annually by the Council for American Students in International Negotiations. The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to international criminal law and policy. Occasionally, exceptional student work will be accepted. Manuscripts are accepted on a rolling basis until August 31.

Manuscripts must be computer generated and submitted electronically, via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press's ExpressO submission service, at http://law.bepress.com/expresso. Each submission should contain an abstract, a CV, appropriate contact information, and a cover letter to the editor assuring the manuscript has not been submitted or published elsewhere. Articles may range in length from some 25 to 80 pages, double-spaced. Book reviews run from some 1,000 to 2,500 words. Please adhere closely to the Chicago Manual of Style and cite sources in legal format according to the Harvard Blue Book.

Peer Review: Submissions outside the expertise of the editorial board are subjected to external, double-blind peer review. Additionally, authors are encouraged to seek comments on their manuscripts from colleagues within their discipline. The journal invites commentary on the quality of its submissions, whether by private correspondence or published letter.


FEMINIST CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

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FRENCH REVIEW OF CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

1.  The review will be independent from any public or private institution, however, it may develop a close co-operation with the French Association of Criminology, provided the latter agrees with the concept.

2.  The review will be digital (internet), nonetheless, we’re considering publishing regularly a bunch of articles in traditional books (creation of a collection, with an editor, entitled identically).

3.  The review will welcome French, and maybe English, articles, preferably in those two languages.

4.  It will concern all the disciplines of the criminological field (sociology and its co-disciplines,  law, medicine and sciences of psyche ).

5.  An international editorial comity will be in charge of selecting the articles, it will be constituted – and administered – so as to guarantee the scientific quality of the articles in the different domains of competence while encouraging multi-disciplinarity.

6.  Particular attention will be paid to issues of professional ethics in the running of both the editorial comity and the review as a whole.

7.  The elaboration of the implementation rules will be the object of a wide consultation of the scientific community in question/concerned.

8.  The comity will operate via internet.

9.  The review will chiefly be concerned with scientific studies, however, it will also include a Debate section, distinct from the others, and much more open (predominantly to the experiences of the partakers in the criminological field, but also to ideological debates, current affairs and so forth).

10.  Any reaction from you to this personal project will, of course, be welcome.
Looking forward to sharing this adventure soon,

Best regards,

Pierre V. Tournier
Directeur de recherches au CNRS
Le Champ Pénal, 
c/o Pierre V. Tournier 
43, rue Guy Môquet F - 75017 
PARIS
Tél. Fax Rép.  33 (0)1 42 63 45 04 
tournier@ext.jussieu.fr


GLOBAL CRIME Back to Top

Global Crime is a social science journal devoted to the study of crime across international settings. Its focus is multi-disciplinary and its principal aim is to make the best scholarship on crime available to specialists and non-specialists alike. It draws on authors from a variety of disciplines, including criminology, sociology, economics, history, political science, anthropology and area studies.

The editors welcome empirical studies and original research reviews on issues relating to general crime trends, organized criminality, corruption, crime and women studies, illegal migration, terrorism, illicit markets, violence, police studies, state crime, and the process of state building. Submissions of articles in the area of methodology are especially welcome. In addition to research articles, the editors encourage submission of book reviews, shorter pieces on methodological advances or research findings, and field reports from governmental and para-governmental officials.

Global Crime is published four times per year, with one to two issues per year devoted to special themes that are covered by guest editor(s).

Papers may be submitted electronically at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fglc

Editor: Carlo Morselli, University of Montreal
Associate Editor: Martin Bouchard, Simon Fraser University
Assistant Editor: Marie Ouellet, Simon Fraser University

Journal link: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17440572.asp


INDIAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

Call for Papers


INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS LAW (IJHRL) Back to Top

IJHRL is an annual, peer-reviewed journal published by the Council for American Students in International Negotiations. The journal invites quality submissions from scholars, jurists, and professionals in fields related to human rights and international humanitarian law. IJHRL also welcomes review essays, book reviews, and comments/notes.

Manuscripts must be computer generated in MS Word and submitted electronically, via e-mail or Berkeley Electronic Press's Expresso submission service, at http://law.bepress.com/expresso. Each submission should contain an abstract of no more than 150 words, a cover letter, a brief biographical sketch, and appropriate contact information. Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor-in-Chief with assurance that they have not been published or accepted for publication elsewhere. Manuscripts should range from 3,000 to 10,000 words (approximately 15-25 pages) and be typed, double-spaced. Manuscripts exceeding the maximum length may not be considered. Book reviews may run from 1,000 to 2,500 words. Submissions must follow the style guidelines of either the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) 5th Edition or The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation 17th Edition. Upon receiving comments from referees, notification of acceptance, rejection or need for revision will be given within 4-6 weeks of receipt of manuscript.

Submissions and other editorial correspondence should be addressed to ijhrl@americanstudents.us.


INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ON TERRORISM AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE Back to Top

We are pleased to announce the launching of the new flagship journal of the Society for Terrorism Research, Interdisciplinary Research on Terrorism and Political Violence (IRTPV). The journal will be published three times per year by Taylor and Francis, and Routledge Publishers, with an inaugural release date set for January 2009. You may find out more about IRTPV and STR at our new website (www.societyforterrorismresearch.org), as well as on the publisher’s website (www.informaworld.com/irtpv). Members of STR will receive copies of the journal as they are released, and information about joining STR is located on our website.

With this launch, we are also announcing a call for papers for IRTPV, and invite scholars across the behavioral and social sciences to submit their papers to the journal for review and potential publication. All manuscripts are subject to a peer review process with the goal of producing a high-quality reference work in the field. Please submit your papers to the Editors at the following email address: TR@SocietyForTerrorismResearch.org.


INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT INTELLIGENCE ANALYSTS JOURNAL Back to Top

The International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA) publishes a peer-reviewed journal twice a year. The journal is a scholarly publication that strives to "bridge the gap" between academic research and the practical techniques employed by criminal research specialists and intelligence experts worldwide. Its central objective is to publish articles that advance the theoretical and research agenda of the intelligence and analytical fields related to military, law enforcement and criminal justice. Its emphasis is upon empirical research, qualitative studies and scientific methodology, with priority given to articles reporting original research. Moreover the Journal strives to provide a more informed dialogue about analytical policies and practices and the empirical procedures related to these policies and practices

Submissions are considered from many sources including field-level analysts, investigators, senior policy-making officials, and college and university faculty and researchers. Only original manuscripts not previously published or under consideration by another periodical will be considered for review. If accepted for publication, all manuscripts become the exclusive property of IALEIA Journal, and cannot be published elsewhere without the written consent of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. Submissions must adhere to American Psychological Association (5th Edition) standards. Scholarly research or best practice articles should be between 15 and 30 pages in length (double-spaced, full justification, 12-point courier or times new roman font).

Manuscripts may be submitted electronically: Email the document attachment to journal@ialeia.org for consideration. If Microsoft Word is not available, save the document as a "rtf" file. Please be sure to check all documents for viruses prior to submission, as infected files will not be opened or reviewed for publication. Please visit the Journal's website for additional information: http://www.ialeia.org/publications-resources/ialeia-library/journal.html

Editor Information:
Jeremy G. Carter
Editor - IALEIA Journal
Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Ph: (904) 620-1723
jeremy.carter@unf.edu


INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE REVIEW Back to Top

The International Criminal Justice Review is a quarterly scholarly journal dedicated to presenting system wide trends and problems on crime and justice throughout the world.  Articles may focus on a single country or compare issues affecting two or more countries.  Both qualitative and quantitative pieces are encouraged, providing they adhere to standards of quality scholarship.  Manuscripts may emphasize either contemporary or historical topics.  As a peer-reviewed journal, we encourage the submission of articles, research notes, and commentaries that focus on crime and justice-related topics in an international and/or comoparative context broadly defined.  Five copies of manuscripts should be submitted in English, folow APA style, be double-spaced throughout, including references, tables and indented quotations, and cannot be under consideration by another publication.  An abstract not to exceed 200 words must be included with submissions.  Send to:

Dean Dabney, Editor
International Criminal Justice Review
Georgia State University
Department of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 30302-4018
Phone: (404) 413-1039
Fax: (404) 413-1030
Email: ddabney@gsu.edu
http://icj.sagepub.com/


INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW REVIEW Back to Top

Sociology and Criminology of International Criminal Justice

The Review, one of the leading journals in the field worldwide, hopes to expand the Criminological/Sociological/ and Socio/legal submissions by extending a call for quality manuscripts to those doing research in relevant areas. Two of the five annual volumes will have a special, regular section for criminological and sociological submissions. This is a unique opportunity to combine legal and criminological concerns and research.

Papers should be sent to:

Professor Dawn Rothe, PhD
Criminology and Sociology Editor
International Criminal Law Review
drothe@odu.edu

A house style guide will be sent to authors on acceptance of the submission. The Review does not use the Bluebook or sociological/criminological citation style.

Please find below an excerpt from the webpage of ICLR: http://www.brill.nl/icla

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR CRIME, JUSTICE AND SOCIAL DEMOCRACY Back to Top

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The journal is committed free to open access creative commons publishing. It is published by the Centre for Crime and Justice, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

The journal invites 6-8000 word submissions that address: Penal Policy and Punishment in the Global Era; Policing, Security and Democratic Freedoms; Sex, Gender and Justice; Eco-Justice, Corporate Crime and Corruption; Crime, Courts & Justice Institutions; Counter Colonial Criminologies & Indigenous Perspectives.

The International Editorial Board is comprised of distinguished leading scholars from 14 countries and five continents.

Existing journal-linked databases
Ulrich; Proquest; Australian Policy Online (APO); DOAJ; EBSCO; National Library of Australia’s Trove; ARC Excellence in Research Australia 2014 Journals List. Scopus application pending.

https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE AND APPLIED CRIMINAL JUSTICE
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The International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice, the official journal of the AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY -- DIVISION OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINOLOGY is a scholarly peer-reviewed biannual journal.  The journal welcomes theoretical, quantitative, and qualitative manuscripts for feature articles (7,000-10,000 words).  In addtion, the journal also features country profiles, research notes, and cases studies (4,000-6,000 words).  Please send three copies of typewritten, double-spaced original manuscripts and a soft copy preferably on Microsoft Word not published previously or currently under consideration to Mahesh Nalla, Editor IJCACJ, Michigan State University, School of Criminal Justice, 560 Baker Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824--1118 USA.  Authors are encouraged to send electronic submissions to nalla@msu.edu.  Guidelines for authors and additional information is available at www.cj.msu.edu/~international.


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

IJCC is a new peer-reviewed journal that focuses on transnational crime, corruption and organized crime, victimization, criminal and social (in)justice, delinquency, and crime prevention.  The journal is particularly interested in material for the Research Notes section to inform readers about current, ongoing, and proposed international and comparative projects, including information regarding study tours, conferences, publications, research grants and funding.

Please submit an electronic copy of articles and research communications to: Shivu Ishwaran, Editor ishwaran@yorku.ca

Send books and book reviews to:

John Winterdyk
Department of Criminology
4825 Richard Rd., S.W.
Mount Royal College
Calgary, Alberta
T3E 6K6 Canada
JWinterdyk@MtRoyal.AB.CA

Business Correspondence to:
International Journal of Comparative Criminology
de Sitter Publications
374 Woodsworth Rd.
Willowdale, ON
M2L 2T6 CANADA
ishwaran@yorku.ca


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CYBER CRIMINOLOGY  Back to Top

International Journal of Cyber Criminology (IJCC) is an open access, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal published biannually and devoted to the study of cyber crime, cyber criminal behavior, cyber victims, cyber laws and cyber investigations. IJCC is one of the top open access criminal justice journals. IJCC will focus  on all aspects of cyber/computer crime: Forms of Cyber Crime, Impact of Cyber crimes in the real world, Policing Cyber space, Cyber-terrorism, International Perspectives of Cyber Crime, developing cyber safety policy, intrusion investigations, information security, Cyber Victims, Cyber offender behavior, Cyber Geography, cyber crime law, Cyber Pornography, Physical Computer Security, Privacy & Anonymity on the Net, Internet Fraud & Identity Theft, Mobile Phone Safety, Online Gambling, Copyright and Intellectual property Law, Detection of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, Firewall Testing and Digital Forensics. As the discipline of Cyber Criminology approaches the future, facing the dire need to document the literature in this rapidly changing area has become more important than ever before. The IJCC will be a nodal centre to develop and disseminate the knowledge of cyber crimes to the academic and lay world. The journal publishes theoretical, methodological, and applied papers, as well as book reviews.

All manuscripts must be submitted in APA format.  Please follow APA guidelines for Manuscript Preparation, including title page for blind review, referencing, and tables and figures.  All manuscripts will undergo blind review by two or more reviewers. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.  Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher.  All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.  IJCC welcomes articles throughout the year. The IJCC encourages quality scholarship articles from relevant academic disciplines as well as from practitioners in the private and public sector. IJCC is receptive to scholarship coming from a variety of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches. All research should be understood and examined through a transnational perspective. Articles previously published or submitted for publication in any other journal will not be accepted.

All articles must be grounded on relevant and recent scholarship in the fields of our interest. The maximum length should not exceed twenty five pages (6000-8000 words), including notes and illustrations. Please avoid footnotes, however, endnotes are encouraged. References in the notes should conform to the mode specified in APA Style. Manuscripts should be submitted as MS Word attachment to the Editor-in-Chief at cybercrimejournal@gmail.com Hard copies are not needed, if sent, will not be processed. The Editor-in-Chief reserves the right to edit submissions if accepted for publication. Every effort will be made to inform contributors of the outcome of the peer review process in a timely manner. The review process is via e-mail, and should take no more than 4 to 6 weeks with the possible help of selected experts. This process is launched as and when papers are submitted to us.

All the issues are available for free download at http://www.cybercrimejournal.com/

Please send completed manuscripts by email to:
K. Jaishankar
Editor-in-Chief, IJCC,
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Abishekapatti, Tirunelveli 627 012
Tamil Nadu India
E-mail: cybercrimejournal@gmail.com
Website: http://www.cybercrimejournal.com/


INTERSECTIONALITY AND IMAGES OF FEMALE AGGRRSSION IN 21ST CENTURY MEDIA Back to Top

This collection uses an intersectional lens to analyze how "aggressive girls" are treated in the media and the criminal justice system. Our hope is that the edited book will be multidisciplinary including authors from criminology, sociology, psychology, gender and women's studies, and media studies/cultural studies. The book is intended to be areference for researchers, policymakers, professionals, and students interested in images of female aggression and violence in popular culture.

Preference will be given to abstracts received before May 31, 2016 and should be 500-700 words. Please include a brief biographical statement and curriculum vitae.

The submitted proposals will be evaluated by the editors. Acceptance will be communicated to the authors by June 30th, 2016 including the procedures for the full contribution submission. Full contributions should not exceed 15,000 words (including references) and should be submitted in APA Style by July 31st, 2016.

Call for Papers


JONES & BARTLETT CRIME TYPES BOOK SERIES Back to Top

Call for Book Proposal

Jones & Bartlett Learning is requesting proposals for an exciting new book series, edited by Professor Heith Copes. The series will consist of a number of books where each is devoted to a specific form of crime and is written by a top scholar in the field. The goal of the series is to provide a convenient resource for those researching a type of offense or offender that will be much more comprehensive, efficient, and effective than book chapters or encyclopedia entries. This series will enhance education for criminal justice and criminology students and researchers, provide useful information for instructors and professors teaching these topics, and will help policy makers develop effective policy.

We welcome book proposals on a wide variety of crimes including, but not limited to, homicide, rape, burglary, drug crimes, computer crimes, and motor vehicle theft. Above all, we wish to publish books that will advance understanding on specific types of crime by synthesizing the vast knowledge about particular infractions.

All proposals will be evaluated strictly according to their individual merits and compatibility with the aims of the series. In accord with this policy, we welcome proposals from new authors as well as from those with an established publishing record. Titles accepted for publication in the series will be supported by an engaged and careful peer review process, including impartial assessments by members of an international editorial advisory board consisting of leading scholars in the field.*

We are seeking proposals that fit the previous description. Please send book proposals or questions to Heith Copes (jhcopes@uab.edu), Series Editor, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1201 University Boulevard, Suite 210, Birmingham, AL, 35294.

*The Advisory Board for this series includes Wim Bernasco (NSCR), Andy Hochstetler (Iowa State University), and Travis Pratt (Arizona State University)


JOURNAL OF AGGRESSION, CONFLICT AND PEACE RESEARCH Back to Top

Call for papers


JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE  Back to Top

Special Issue:   Using Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations (CACC) in Criminal Justice Research (May 2017 issue)

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on the use of Conjunctive Analysis of Case Configurations (CACC) in Criminal Justice Research. Primary consideration given to submissions that feature original, innovative, and empirical work employing a CACC format. Manuscripts considered for this special issue may focus on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to); (a) Victims and victimization, (b) Offenders and offending,( C) Offense characteristics, (D) Criminal justice outcomes (e.g., crime reporting, arrest, prosecution, bail, charging, conviction, sentencing) and (E) Theory building and testing. The special issue is especially welcoming of interdisciplinary perspective on these topics, and all forms of crime are welcome subjects of discourse for the special issue. All submitted manuscripts should seek to advance theory, and feature key implications for crime policy and practice.  

All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.  An abstract of approximately 100 words must accompany the manuscript.  Manuscripts must be 30 pages or less, double-spaced, including the abstract, references, and all figures and tables.  Manuscripts should be received no later than December 1, 2016.  Please send two electronic copies of the manuscript one complete version (with a cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional affiliation with complete address, email and phone contact information; acknowledgments; research grant information), and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review, to Callie Marie Rennison (callie.rennison@ucdenver.edu). Please include "Special Issue of JCCJ" in the subject line.   Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). 

 

Special Issue:   Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism (August 2017 issue) guest edited by Gary LaFree and Joshua D. Freilich

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on Understanding and Countering Violent Extremism. Primary consideration will be given to submissions that feature original, innovative, and empirical work. Manuscripts considered for this special issue may focus on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to); (a) radicalization to extremist violence, (b) law enforcement efforts to counter violent extremism,( c) group offenders versus lone offenders, (d) building individual, and or/community resilience to violent extremism, (e) the etiology of violent extremism versus gangs or hate groups, and (f) the impact of legislation and/or other interventions by both governments and non-state actors to counter violent extremism  The special issue is especially welcoming of interdisciplinary perspective on these topics, and all types of methods and theoretical orientations are welcome subjects for the special issue. All submitted manuscripts should seek to advance theory, and feature key implications for crime policy and practice. 

All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.  An abstract of approximately 100 words must accompany the manuscript.  Manuscripts must be 30 pages or less, double-spaced, including the abstract, references, and all figures and tables.  Manuscripts should be received no later than September 1, 2016.  Please send two electronic copies of the manuscript one complete version (with a cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional affiliation with complete address, email and phone contact information; acknowledgments; research grant information), and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review, to Gary LaFree (glafree@umd.edu) and Josh Freilich (jfreilich@jjay.cuny.edu). Please include "Special Issue of JCCJ-CVE" in the subject line.   Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). 

 

Special Issue:  The Impact of the Media in Criminal Justice (November 2018 issue)

The Information presented by media outlets (news programming, television shows, movies, etc.) often has a very significant impact on individuals’ perceptions of the world around them.  This is especially true when considering crime and criminal justice related events.  The average individual has had very little direct contact with the criminal justice system and/or its actors.  As a result, much of what most Americans know of the system and those within it comes from the information they’ve obtained from the various media and popular culture outlets.  This seems true now more than ever, as those within the criminal justice system are being closely examined within the media.  Unfortunately, this could easily cause individuals to develop very skewed perceptions of reality.  However, little is known as to just how much of an impact such source material has had.  While there have been studies focusing on the role of media on the public’s perceptions, most of those studies have been sporadically published and often focus on rather broad topics, such as perceptions of crime frequency or fear of gangs.  Little research has been performed on how the media influences the public’s perceptions of the more specific components of crime and the criminal justice system (e.g., treatment of sexual assault victims, racial profiling, use of deadly force by police).  This special issue is intended to help shine a spotlight on the extent of the media’s influence, as well as the accuracy of the information presented.  Both quantitative and qualitative research articles are welcomed.
 
All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed.  An abstract of approximately 100 words must accompany the manuscript.  Manuscripts must be 30 pages or less, double-spaced, including the abstract, references, and all figures and tables.  Manuscripts should be received no later than December 1, 2017.  Please send two electronic copies of the manuscript one complete version (with a cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional affiliation with complete address, email and phone contact information; acknowledgments; research grant information), and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review, to Billy Henson (bwhenson@ship.edu).  Please include "Special Issue of JCCJ" in the subject line.   Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).

 

Special Issue:  Replication Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice (August 2018)

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue focusing on replication research. It is well understood that evidence from a single study is not sufficient to reject or accept a theory, policy initiative, or any other knowledge claim. In the natural sciences, replication is a routine part of the research process. Replication (or reproducibility) is currently emerging as a central concern in the social and behavioral sciences as well. A common complaint among those promoting replication research is that journals are reluctant to publish studies that are not novel or original. This special issue of JCCJ responds to this need by providing a forum dedicated exclusively to reproducibility of findings in criminology and criminal justice research.

Although contributions of any type will be considered, the editors prefer replications of studies published in highly ranked journals, studies that are highly cited, and studies that have influenced criminal justice policy. Replications submitted to this issue may improve upon the methodology of the original study and/or analyze data that are different from the original study. However, replications that use the same data source as the original study will be preferred. A convenient way to identify replicable studies is to search the bibliography of the National Archive of Criminal Justice Data. This database contains roughly 40,000 citations linked to more than 2,500 data sets available for download from the NACJD website: https://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/NACJD/publications.jsp

The  Editors for this issue are Jukka Savolainen and Matthew VanEseltine.  All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. Manuscripts must be 30 double-spaced pages or less, including references, figures and tables, and a 100–200 word abstract. Manuscripts should be received no later than September 15, 2017. Please prepare two electronic copies of the manuscript: one complete version (with a cover page containing the name of the author(s), title, institutional affiliation with complete address, email and phone contact information; acknowledgments; research grant information) and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review. Attach both copies in an email to jccj.replication@gmail.com and begin the subject line with "Submission". Use the same address for any inquiries to the editors. Manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).



JOURNAL OF CRIME AND JUSTICE Back to Top

The Journal of Crime and Justice, the official publication of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, is a triannual peer-reviewed journal featuring original scholarly work in the area of crime and criminal justice. JC&J welcomes quantitative and qualitative articles and theoretical commentaries. Special topic issues are also welcomed. Michael J. Leiber, is the Editor at the University of South Florida. 

Current and forthcoming issues can be found at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RJCJ/ .  

Prospective authors should send a cover letter with contact information and the manuscript electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rjcj

JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION Back to Top

The Journal of Criminal Justice Education (JCJE) is an official publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JCJE provides a forum for research and debate of a broad range of issues concerning post-secondary education in criminal justice, criminology and related disciplines. The aim of JCJE is the pedagogical enhancement of criminal justice and criminology higher education. Quality articles that address specific educational, academic, or professional development issues in these areas are encouraged and will be considered for publication. Articles that deal principally with applied training or practitioner concerns unrelated to criminal justice and criminology higher education are not likely to be considered or accepted for publication. All articles selected for publication will be subjected to peer review.  JCJE will also feature book review essays devoted to thematic topics and a small number of individual book reviews per issue.  For publication consideration, submit manuscripts electronically via Manuscript Central (http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcje) in accordance with the guidelines for submission. Please direct inquiries about JCJE to: Christopher J. Schreck, Ph.D., Editor, Department of Criminal Justice, Rochester Institute of Technology, 1 Lomb Memorial Drive., Rochester, NY, 14623.


JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND POLICY STUDIES Back to Top

The Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies (JEAPS) publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in all areas of the subject. All articles published in JEAPS will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:

I. Original articles in basic and applied research.
II. Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.

Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/IJEAPS. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to JEAPS@acadjourn.org  

Open Access
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. JEAPS is fully committed Open Access Initiative by providing free access to all articles (both abstract and full PDF text) as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.


JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

The Journal of Experimental Criminology focuses on high quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in the development of evidence based crime and justice policy.  The journal is also committed to the advancement of the science of systematic reviews and experimental methods in criminology and criminal justice.  The journal seeks empirical papers on experimental and quasi-experimental studies, systematic reviews on substantive criminal justice problems, and methodological papers on experimentation and systematic review.  The journal encourages submissions from scholars in the broad array of scientific disciplines that are concerned with crime and justice problems.

For more information about the Journal of Experimental Criminology and for Authors’ Instructions, we kindly refer you to the journal homepage at http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/11292

For additional information please contact the Editor-in-Chief, Professor David Weisburd, at either The Hebrew University or University of Maryland: 
Institute of Criminology 
Faculty of Law 
The Hebrew University 
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905 
ISRAEL 
msefrat@mscc.huji.ac.il

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland  20742
USA 
msefrat@mscc.huji.ac.il

Please send your submissions to:
Managing Editor:
Mrs Rochelle Schnurr
expericrim@savion.cc.huji.ac.il


JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL AND TRANSNATIONAL CRIME Back to Top

We are pleased to call for articles for the inaugural issue of the Journal of International and Transnational Crime.  The initial issue will explore the range of crimes we will examine in greater depth in future editions.  We are looking for 2500-3500 word op-ed style essays describing, at a macro-level, the current challenges to US security posed by these crimes.  We would like each essay to focus on a single transnational criminal issue.  This could include, but is not limited to:

•       national security crimes—espionage and/or illegal tech transfer/counter proliferation;
•       money laundering, racketeering, and organized crime;
•       narcotics and/or arms trafficking;
•       transnational cybercrime;
•       terrorism;
•       human trafficking;
•       genocide/crimes against humanity and the ICC 

Articles will be due by 15 June, but we would like to lock in authors as soon as possible.  We invite you to forward this on to colleagues with appropriate research interests; graduate students and current or retired security/law enforcement officers are also welcome.  Please contact me directly to express interest.

We will also publish a case study of an investigation on transnational organized crime.  It will be one that has already been adjudicated so we can get the best access to case materials.  We are looking for volunteers to work on this case study—let me know if you or one of your colleagues/students might be interested in that project. 

Regards,

Gabriel C. Lajeunesse, J.D.                                                                           
Assistant Professor
School of National Services;
and
International Law Research Fellow                                                          
Director, Prg. on Int’l./Trans. Crime
Norwich University
802-485-2464    


JOURNAL OF JUVENILE JUSTICE Back to Top

The Journal of Juvenile Justice (JOJJ) is a NEW peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). JOJJ will be launched in March 2011 at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences annual meeting in Toronto.

JOJJ staff invite manuscripts for consideration for its first and second issues, scheduled for publication in 2011. Manuscripts may address any of the full range of issues in juvenile justice, such as juvenile victimization, delinquency prevention, intervention, and treatment. Journal readers are expected to include practitioners, clinicians, administrators, researchers, policy analysts, educators, and students.

An online submission and review system for JOJJ is available at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jojj. Manuscripts should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages and should follow current American Psychological Association (APA) style. Further instructions for authors can be found on this site. For more information, please contact Monica Robbers, Ph.D., Managing Editor, JOJJ, at mrobbers@csrincorporated.com or visit the journal’s Web page at http://www.journalofjuvjustice.org/.


JOURNAL OF LAW AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION Back to Top

The Journal of Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR) publishes high-quality solicited and unsolicited articles, in all areas of the subject. All articles published in JLCR will be peer-reviewed. The following types of papers are considered for publication:

I. Original articles in basic and applied research.
II. Critical reviews, surveys, opinions, commentaries and essays.

Our objective is to inform authors of the decision on their manuscript(s) within four weeks of submission. Following acceptance, a paper will normally be published in the next issue.

Instruction for authors and other details are available on our website www.academicjournals.org/JLCR. Prospective authors should send their manuscript(s) to JLCR@acadjourn.org 

Open Access
One key request of researchers across the world is unrestricted access to research publications. JLCR is fully committed Open Access Initiative by providing free access to all articles (both abstract and full PDF text) as soon as they are published. We ask you to support this initiative by publishing your papers in this journal.

Invitation to Review
JLCR is seeking for qualified reviewers as members of the review board team. JLCR serves as a great resource for researchers and students across the globe. We ask you to support this initiative by joining our reviewer’s team. If you are interested in serving as a reviewer, kindly send us your resume to JLCR@acadjourn.org


JOURNAL OF LAW AND COURTS Back to Top

The University of Chicago Press and the Law and Courts Organized Section of the American Political Science Association are pleased to announce a new journal intended for all scholars with an interest in legal institutions, actors, processes, and policy. The Journal of Law and Courts will publish in print and electronic formats beginning in 2013, and is now accepting submissions.

For complete submission guidelines, visit the journal’s home page: www.journals.uchicago.edu/jlc

“The journal will be a truly interdisciplinary forum for those who study law and courts regardless of methodological or theoretical approach,” said David Klein, a professor at the University of Virginia’s Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics and the journal’s inaugural editor. “Most journals in this field are focused narrowly on specific subtypes of scholarship. In the end, we too often read and write for only small groups of scholars much like ourselves and fail to keep up with the ideas of those who share our broad interests but approach them differently. The Journal of Law and Courts will have the central mission of promoting communication and intellectual fertilization across traditional boundaries.”

To that end, the editorial team seeks submissions from scholars in political science departments and law schools as well as from departments of anthropology, economics, history, psychology, and sociology. The journal will welcome both qualitative and quantitative empirical studies as well as purely theoretical essays.

“As we consider papers for publication, substance will be valued far above either form or method,” Dr. Klein said.  “The most important criteria for publication in JLC will be that the core issues or questions addressed in a paper strike a wide swath of the law and courts community as interesting and important and that they be addressed in a highly professional and effective manner.”

Serving along with Editor David Klein is an editorial board of highly accomplished scholars who are representative of the journal’s theoretical and methodological diversity:

Brandon Bartels, George Washington University
Pamela Brandwein, University of Michigan
Keith Bybee, Syracuse University
Javier Couso, Universidad Diego Portales, Chile
Charles Epp, University of Kansas
Leslie Goldstein, University of Delaware
Stacia Haynie, Louisiana State University
Ran Hirschl, University of Toronto
Jeffrey Lax, Columbia University,
Lynn Mather, University at Buffalo, SUNY
Julie Novkov, University at Albany, SUNY
Suzanna Sherry, Vanderbilt University
Georg Vanberg, University of North Carolina

Each submission selected for publication by the editor will be reviewed by at least one board member to ensure that the piece has cross-boundary appeal. In other respects the journal will follow standard peer-review procedures, with a minimum of three referees providing reports on each submission via a double-blind review process. The journal accepts only single submissions.

The journal’s electronic edition will be included with all University of Chicago Press Journals in the JSTOR Current Scholarship Program, making its content available and discoverable for scholars all over the world. Content will also be available through leading third-party search and discovery services. Individual subscriptions are available through the Press and via membership in the Law and Courts Organized Section of APSA.

“Section members told us they wanted a forum that encouraged greater intellectual cohesion in the section," said Christopher Zorn, professor of political science at Penn State and chair of the APSA Law and Courts Section. “JLC will accomplish that goal.”

The University of Chicago Press Journals Division distributes more than 50 journals and hardcover serials, presenting original research from international scholars in the social sciences, humanities, education, biological and medical sciences, and physical sciences.


JOURNAL OF MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS (JMLE) Back to Top

Paris Legal Publishers are proud to announce the launch of a brand new medical law journal early next year, entitled: The Journal of Medical Law and Ethics (JMLE). This new journal is peer-reviewed by qualified professionals and leading academics in medicine, law and bioethics from all around the world, bringing exciting competition to this fascinating field of study.

We are now opening submission for the first ever edition to be published early next year. We accept conference presentations, case notes, research projects, short and long articles. The topics accepted include medicine, law, science, clinical research, health regulations, bioethics, social medicine, international medicine, and all other areas of medical law. Instructions for authors and further information is provided on our website: www.jmle-online.com or www.parislegalpublishers.com. We anticipate publication of the 1st edition by 31st March 2013.


JOURNAL OF OFFENDER REHABILITATION Back to Top

Journal of Offender Rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary journal of innovation in research, services and programs in criminal justice and corrections. This refereed journal is an essential professional resource for practitioners, educators and researchers who work with individuals involved in the criminal justice system and study the dynamics of rehabilitation and individual and system change. Original research using qualitative or quantitative methodology, theoretical discussions, evaluations of program outcomes, and state of the science reviews will be considered. A primary journal focus is the use of research to improve practice, with articles clearly defining the theoretical and empirical basis for program models and establishing connections between research findings and needed interventions and services. Programs and services for correctional populations residing in prison, as well as in the community, are examined. The range of topics is broad and includes alternatives to incarceration; community reentry and reintegration; alcohol, substance abuse and mental health treatment interventions;  services for correctional populations with special needs; recidivism prevention strategies; educational and vocational programs; families and incarceration; culturally appropriate practice and probation and parole services.

The journal receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wjor. ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors and reviewers via a web-based platform. If you have any other requests please contact the journal's editor at journal@uic.edu.

Manuscripts should be limited to 25 pages maximum. Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the publisher. All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the publisher.
 
All parts of the manuscript should be typewritten, double-spaced, with margins of at least one inch on all sides. Number manuscript pages consecutively throughout the paper. Authors should also supply a shortened version of the title suitable for the running head, not exceeding 50 character spaces. Each article should be summarized in an abstract of not more than 100 words.
 
Please list 5 or 6 keywords that identify manuscript content. Avoid abbreviations, diagrams, and reference to the text in the abstract. Be sure to include an updated corresponding address and e-mail for each author.

For more information, please click here


JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND CRIMINOLOGY (JQCJC) Back to Top

Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology (JQCJC), a new journal to be published in the spring of 2013, is currently soliciting manuscripts for volume one. 

JQCJC is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on the qualitative interpretation and analysis of deviance, law, and social control. The journal will feature both theoretical and analytical research, as well as manuscripts based on methods such as interviewing, participant observation, ethnography, historical analysis, content analysis, and others which do not rely primarily on numerical data. JQCJC will welcome submissions from a variety of perspectives focusing on the qualitative study of crime and society, including criminological, criminal justice, sociological, historical, philosophical, cultural, political, psychological, anthropological, and jurisprudential approaches.

Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 pages in length, typed double-spaced, in APA format (6th Edition).  Articles should be submitted electronically to jqcjc@shsu.edu

Book reviews of qualitative studies and/or qualitative research methods are also encouraged. 

For further information regarding submissions and the journal, please contact Dr. Willard M. Oliver, Editor, at jqcjc@shsu.edu

http://www.jqcjc.org/


JOURNAL OF QUANTITATIVE CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

The Journal of Quantitative Criminology publishes papers that use quantitative techniques to address substantive, methodological, or evaluative topics in criminology and criminal justice.  While some articles are at the forefront of quantitative methodology, others apply familiar methods to substantively important topics.  JQC emphasizes the use of sound quantitative methods, not methodological sophistication for its own sake. Persons interested in submitting their work to JQC should send four copies of their manuscript to:

Journal of Quantitative Criminology
School of Criminal Justice
University at Albany
State University of New York
Albany, NY  12222

Style guidelines and a sample copy are available at the Journal's web
site:  http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/10940.


JOURNAL OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE Back to Top

From playground bullying to mass murder, the Journal of School Violence tracks the causes, consequences, and costs of aggressive or violent behavior in children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. It presents up-to-date research, practice, and theory with a focus on prevention and intervention. The Journal of School Violence offers tested information on such urgent matters as threat assessment, hostage situations, stalking behavior, and teacher safety, as well as articles on longer-range strategic planning. This peer-reviewed journal shows teachers and counselors how to deal with immediate problems and helps administrators and policymakers plan effectively to ensure school security. Four copies of the manuscript should be submitted. The manuscript should be approximately 15–20 pages double-spaced with a one-inch margin on all four sides and should include an abstract of 100 words, a title page, and a brief biographical sketch of author(s). References, citations, and general style of manuscripts should follow the APA style (as outlined in the latest edition of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.). References should be double-spaced and placed in alphabetical order. Send all requests and manuscripts to: Edwin R. Gerler, Jr., EdD, Department of Educational Research, Leadership & Counselor Education, College of Education & Psychology, North Carolina State University, Box 7801, Raleigh, NC 27695–7801; Tel: (919) 515–5975; Fax: (919) 515–6891; 
E-mail: ergerler@gw.fis.ncsu.edu or edwin_gerler@ncsu.edu. Visit the journal’s Web site at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wjsv20/current


JOURNAL OF SECURITY EDUCATION Back to Top
New Directions in Education, Training, and Accreditation

The Journal will report on the development, implementation, and operation of security education and training programs. The Journal will provide essential information of the highest standards on recent developments in security academic programs, security research, the theory and practice of security, management and technology, distance learning, training, and assessment. The Journal will contain web site and book reviews alongside its peer-reviewed articles.

Prospective authors are invited to request an "Instructions for Authors" brochure. Inquiries may be directed to:

Editor, John  I. Kostanoski
Chair and Professor, Department of Security Systems
Farmingdale State University of New York
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Phone: 631-420-2538
Fax: 631-420-2582
john.kostanoski@farmingdale.edu

http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/wzse20/current


JOURNAL OF SOCIAL CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

The Journal of Social Criminology (JSC) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal dealing with issues surrounding criminology, penology and rights and justice.  The Journal of Social Criminology will publish edited collections of papers from an international pool of academics, relevant professionals and researchers on a twice yearly basis. The journal is an online free access journal aimed at facilitating academic knowledge sharing in the field of social criminology.  A call for papers for regular or special editions has been issued by the JSC's Editorial Board and submissions can be forwarded to Senior Editors:   Liam Leonard at liam_leonard@yahoo.com or Paula Kenny at kenny.paula@itsligo.ie 

 


JOURNAL OF URBAN AFFAIRS Back to Top

The editorship of The Journal of Urban Affairs (JUA) moves to the University of California, Irvine in 2005.  The interdisciplinary editorial team at UCI seeks scholarly manuscripts addressing theoretical and empirical analyses of urban and metropolitan phenomena/issues.  Manuscripts may be sent to:

Victoria Basolo or Rodolfo Torres
Journal of Urban Affairs
320A SE I
University of California
Irvine, California 92697-7075

JUA, published five times a year by Blackwell, is the official journal of the Urban Affairs Association.  According to the most recent Journal of Citation Reports, JUA is one of the most widely cited scholarly journals in urban studies. JUA has an interdisciplinary and international audience including political scientists, sociologists, economists, geographers, planners, policy analysts and others.  It is abstracted/indexed in SSCI, PAIS, Social Sciences Index, Sociological Abstracts, International Political Science Abstracts, Sage Urban Studies Abstracts, Expanded Academic ASAP, as well as many others.


JUSTICE RESEARCH AND POLICY  Back to Top
The Journal of the Justice Research and Statistics Association

Justice Research and Policy is a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal that strives to bridge the gap between criminal justice researchers and practitioners.  We welcome manuscripts that relate to some aspect of applied criminal justice research, program evaluation, or data analysis.  The peer-review process normally takes three to four months.
SUGGESTED TOPICS
Suggested Topics

  • The impact of programs and policies on problems in the criminal and juvenile justice systems
  • Research or data analysis that has influenced the passage of legislation or resulted in changes in policies in federal, state, and local agencies
  • The development of new analytical approaches and their application to justice issues
  • The improvement of data systems
  • Research or analysis that has provided a basis for the development of new programs
  • Analysis of issues that has had a demonstrable effect on policymakers or programs

EDITORIAL BOARD
Submissions
JRP only considers original, unpublished manuscripts not under review by other journals. Manuscripts should be 20 to 30 pages in length, double-spaced, and include an abstract of 50-100 words. We prefer graphics in either jpeg or tiff files, placed at the end of the manuscript, along with any tables, with call-outs in the text to indicate placement. References and citations as well as general manuscript format should conform to the guidelines in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

JRP considers three types of articles:

  • Research Articles should contain a literature review, description of the methodology, description of results, and a conclusion. The relevance of the findings to the formation of policy should be specifically addressed.
  • Policy Articles should contain a statement of the problem that prompted the investigation, a review of other policy or practice concerned with the same issue, and a description of the steps taken to understand and solve the problem. A conclusion should address the implications of the findings and/or the impact of the investigation on policy. References may or may not be needed.
  • Research Notes are brief articles with a smaller focus. Literature reviews are not necessarily required, although some background to place the research in context is needed.

http://jrx.sagepub.com/

Please send all manuscripts and questions to nmichel@jrsa.org.

Nancy Michel 
Justice Research and Statistics Association
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002


LAW AND SOCIAL INQUIRY Back to Top
Graduate Student Paper Competition

The editors of Law and Social Inquiry are pleased to announce a competition for the best journal-length paper in the field of sociologal studies written by a graduate student.  The author must be a graduate student or law student at the time of submission.  The winning paper will be published in Law and Social Inquiry and the author will receive a cash prize of $500.   Entries should be received by March 1. 

Law & Social Inquiry

Contact:
The Editors
Law and Social Inquiry
American Bar Foundation
750 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL,  60611
Isi-abf@abfn.org
312-988-6517


NSU INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE Back to Top

This innovative journal is dedicated to articles related to the field of criminal justice. The NSU International Journal of Criminal Justice (journal) invites individuals (academics, practitioners, and others) to submit manuscripts for consideration for publication. A broad range of submissions are encouraged, and must follow the procedures provided below for the journal. Manuscripts for a proposed article should be received no later than the 15th of the month for consideration for the next month’s journal. The journal is currently published six (6) times each year (October, November, December-January, February, March, and April-May). 

Requirements for submission consideration


OHIO STATE JOURNAL OF CRIMINAL LAW Back to Top

 The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, published by the Michael E. Moritz College of Law, is a semi-annual, interdisciplinary scholarly journal.  The primary audience includes legal academics in English-speaking nations, and professionals in the criminal justice system; the secondary audience includes academics in related criminal justice fields.  Each issue includes a symposium, with solicited scholarly articles on the symposium topic, and briefer Commentary essays on a wide range of topics.

 The journal currently is seeking relatively short (up to about 5000 words, including footnotes) “Commentary” essays on criminal justice subjects.  These essays may be written in less formal manner if the author wishes (e.g., fewer footnotes; first-person language; etc.).  What we seek are thoughtful, provocative, insights on matters relevant to our audience.

Queries and manuscripts (preferably in Word format) should be delivered by electronic mail to crimlaw@osu.edu.


PAKISTAN JOURNAL OF CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

The Pakistan Society of Criminology announces the establishment of the Pakistan Journal of Criminology, a peer-reviewed and research-oriented scholarly journal. The journal will be published on quarterly basis from Peshawar.  The Journal aims to advance the study of criminology and criminal justice; to promote empirically-based public policy in crime prevention; and to encourage comparative studies of crime and criminal justice in Pakistan. The journal will be interdisciplinary in nature and welcome researches from a variety of disciplines, including criminology, law, criminal justice, sociology, psychology, forensic science and social work as applied to crime and criminal justice in Pakistan or having implications for Pakistan’s criminal justice policies and law-enforcement. It provides a forum to all scholars, researchers, practitioners and law-enforcement officials to share their researches, views and experiences in order to support or take part in an informed dialogue about existing or new, modified or alternative criminal justice policies or practices in Pakistan.  All the researchers and practitioners are invited to publish their original research, arising from a variety of methodological traditions or their best practices with empirical evidence.  Send inquiries to pscatpeshawar@yahoo.com.


PALGRAVE COMMUNICATIONS Back to Top

Palgrave Communications is a new high quality online, open access journal for original research across all areas of the humanities, the social sciences and business.

In addition to its multidisciplinary approach, Palgrave Communications particularly welcomes interdisciplinary research, which fosters interaction, creativity and reflection between the rich disciplines that our project encompasses.

Quality, innovation and visibility

Combining the rich subject expertise of Palgrave Macmillan with the visibility and innovative technology of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Communications combines high quality editorial and production standards, including peer review and the backing of a distinguished international Editorial Board, with an innovative approach to open access publishing. Authors benefit from fast publication, industry-leading features for online publication such as altmetrics, and improved html view.

More information about Palgrave Communications is available at www.palgrave-journals.com/palcomms

Submissions can be made online at http://mts-palcomms.nature.com/cgi-bin/main.plex


PEKING UNIVERSITY TRANSNATIONAL LAW REVIEW Back to Top

Peking University Transnational Law Review (“Law Review”) is a journal focused on publishing the legal scholarship and other articles on Chinese, U.S., international and transnational law, as well as articles involving comparative law issues. The Law Review, founded in 2011, is published solely in English, publishes twice a year, in winter and summer. It is published independently by students of Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China.

Peking University School of Transnational Law School (“STL”) is a unique law school in the world that has brought both an American and Chinese legal education together. The students at STL pursue both an American J.D. degree and a Chinese J.M. degree.

The Law Review’s editors are working to become a globally well-known law review and are looking for authors with their manuscripts. The Law Review seeks to become an important tool for those researching and working on Chinese law, U.S. law as well as international, transnational and comparative law. We are focusing on publishing not only scholars’ papers, but also the Book Review, Speech Serials, Case Note or Legal Update. We welcome submissions made by professors, practitioners, and students worldwide. We accept manuscripts year round and undergo a review process once we receive submissions.

We have no minimum or maximum requirements as to page or word numbers. We encourage footnotes rather than endnotes and conformity to the 19th edition of The Bluebook.

Please submit your manuscripts in electronic form to lawreview@stl.pku.edu.cn. Please send us your inquiries to the same email address as well.



PERSPECTIVES ON TERRORISM Back to Top

Perspectives on Terrorism (PT) is accepting high-quality, original manuscripts for publication. PT publishes solicited and unsolicited articles in English. Articles submitted for publication should be based on recognized scholarly standards.

All papers submitted to Perspectives on Terrorism are peer-reviewed after which they usually undergo minor or major revisions by the author(s). The Editorial Board currently consists of 15 recognized scholars but outside referees are also approached for peer-review.  Our objective is to inform authors of the decision about the publication of their submitted texts within three months. Authors can expect comments on their submissions from two referees within two months. Following revision an accepted paper will normally be published in one of the next two issues of the journal. Copyright of articles remains with the authors, but so does legal liability. Prospective authors should send files of their manuscripts (including abstract) to the editor-in-chief at apschmid@gmail.com .

Authors considering to submit an article for possible publication in Perspectives on Terrorism, you should be aware that

  • Submissions should strive to be objective, non-partisan, evidence-based and carefully documented;
  • Articles should represent original research that has not been published elsewhere and that is when submitted not under consideration or review by another journal;
  • Copyright of articles remains with the authors - but so does legal responsibility for any content;
  • PT wishes to be informed beforehand about re-publication of articles originally published in PT;
  • PT does not require payment from, or offer payment to, authors of articles nor do the Editorial Team and the Editorial Board receive or accept payment for their work;
  • To guarantee unbiased peer-review, articles should be submitted to the editor-in-chief in two files: (i) full article with name(s) of author(s), abstract, complete text with endnotes and author(s) biography/-ies and (ii)  an anonymous version without the “About the Authors” section at the end.
  • Submissions should be about 4,000 words long, have endnotes in square brackets [not footnotes or Harvard citation] and should preferably be written in WORD, letter size .12, font Times New Roman. The length of articles is, however, negotiable. 

Legal Note

Perspectives on Terrorism hosts articles that reflect a diversity of opinions. The views expressed therein, and the empirical evidence cited in their support, remain the sole responsibility of the contributing authors; they do not necessarily reflect positions and views of the journal’s Editorial Team or its parent organisation,the Terrorism Research Initiative. 

For more information, visit http://www.terrorismanalysts.com/pt/index.php/pot/about/submissions



POLICE PRACTICE AND RESEARCH: Back to Top
An International Journal

Manuscripts are solicited for Police Practice & Research: An International Journal (PPR) through www.tandf.co.uk/journals or www.IPES.info. PPR is a peer-reviewed, international journal that presents current and innovative academic police research as well as operational and administrative police practices from around the world. Manuscripts are sought from practitioners, researchers, and others interested in developments in policing, analysis of public order, and the state of safety as it affects the quality of life everywhere. The journal seeks to bridge the gap in knowledge that exists regarding who the police are, what they do, and how they maintain order, administer laws, and serve their communities in the world.  

Submission of Manuscripts: 
Manuscripts should be electronically submitted to www.ipes.info. Please click on "Submit Online," and this will take the author through the submission process. Manuscripts should normally be no more than 7,500 words, including tables and figures. Manuscripts should be accompanied by an abstract of no more than 100 words, and up to 6 key words. For a complete “Notes for Contributors”, one should refer to www.tandfonline.com/journals.For additional assistance, please contact Danika McLeod at pprassociateeditors@gmail.com.

Police Practice and Research: An International Journal is published by Routledge / Taylor and Francis (UK) six times a year.


POLICING-A JOURNAL OF POLICY AND PRACTICE Back to Top

SPECIAL ISSUE ON POLICING THE CROWD
Guest Editors: 
Professor Clifford Stott, Keele University, Staffordshire, UK 
Dr TK Vinod Kumar, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Call for Papers
The crowd poses a range of complex and often contradictory challenges in terms of safety and security. For example, peaceful protest crowds are the manifestations of freedoms of expression and assembly, rights that lie at the heart of a functional democracy. However, as the ‘black lives matter’ protests demonstrate such protests can develop and evolve in direct response to the actions of the police, an institution charged with the maintenance of ‘public order’. 

In contrast crowds can also be instrumental in the denial of rights to others and act as a platform for criminality. Yet, as the Hillsborough and Duisburg disasters in the UK and Germany demonstrate crowds can also pose serious dangers in terms of their physical dynamics. Crowds also emerge in the wake of natural disasters or can be the target of terrorist attacks and as such attention must be paid to detecting threats and harnessing resilience. Given this complexity how can police and other safety and security agencies be best prepared to manage crowd events?

Policing approaches to crowds are influenced by a range of factors including police community relations, policy and guidance, principles on the use of force, the legal context, technologies, history and attention to human rights. Research in this area has therefore cut across a wide range of disciplines and encompassed an array of theoretical concepts and methodological approaches. This special issue therefore seeks to bring together inter-disciplinary advances in the understanding of policing the crowd. 

The special issue will consider papers from academics and practitioners. Those interested in contributing may submit both original and review articles of between 5-9000 words or book reviews of up to 2500 words. 

Interested authors should send a proposed title and abstract of 250 words to the guest editors by September 1st, 2016. Submission deadline for completed manuscripts is December 15, 2016. Expected publication date is August 2017.

Link to website:  http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/policing/special_issue_policing_the_crowd.html


SECURITY JOURNAL Back to Top

The Security Journal provides a forum for the debate and analysis of key issues within the field of security. It brings together papers written by some of the world's leading practitioners and academics with the aim of generating new ideas and improving the management and practice of security.  The papers will aim to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and good practice, and bridge the various disciplines, professions and countries. The ultimate criteria for a paper's acceptance are that the reader will learn something new from it and that it will advance learning in terms of generating ideas and/or improving practice. Contributors will include policy makers, professionals and academics.  The journal will include research-based papers and case studies, as well as papers aimed at developing theory and good practice (3,000 - 5,000 words) and where appropriate, shorter pieces describing work under consideration or in progress (1,000 - 2,500 words).  For more information about the journal, please visit the website: http://www.palgrave-journals.com/sj/author_instructions.html.  For inquires concerning submission guidelines and requirements, please contact co-editor Professor Bonnie Fisher at: Bonnie.Fisher@uc.edu.


SOLVING SOCIAL PROBLEMS Back to Top

Series Editor: Bonnie Berry, Director of the Social Problems Research, Group, USA

Call for Proposals


STABILITY: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT Back to Top

Stability welcomes articles from a range of disciplines, including political science, development studies, international relations, sociology, criminology, anthropology, psychology and the law, among others. The journal will focus upon stabilisation through international missions as well as by governments within their own territories. This may include crime prevention efforts or counter-narcotics strategies insofar as they include a range of means and tactics (e.g., coercive force, diplomacy, communications, humanitarian or development assistance, etc.). However, for demonstration purposes, the following topics would likely appear relatively regularly:

  • Civil-military interaction
  • Conflict prevention/risk reduction
  • Constitutional and legislative affairs
  • Correlates of conflict
  • Corruption and illicit networks
  • Counterinsurgency tactics
  • Crime reduction
  • Demographics and human geography
  • Disarmament, demobilisation & reintegration
  • Economic growth and livelihoods
  • Governance and political legitimacy
  • International cooperation/organization
  • Judicial/justice sector reform
  • Law and legal regimes
  • Organised crime and gang violence
  • Peacekeeping or peace support operations
  • Security sector reform
  • Stability operations
  • State- and nation-building
  • Urban studies and challenges
  • Whole of government or whole of system approaches

Many other topics will be considered for publication. If you are uncertain as to whether your research would match this journal’s criteria, please contact the editors.

Article Types

Stability will primarily publish research articles but will also feature shorter “practice notes” and “commentaries” insofar as they are well informed, critical and contribute to knowledge and thinking in a useful manner.

  • Research articles must be between 5,000 and 8,000 words, including all notes but not including the reference list/bibliography. Under special circumstances, articles up to 10,000 words may be accepted for publication. Research articles should present original findings based upon rigorous empirical or theoretical research.
  • Practice notes must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words, including all notes but not including the reference list/bibliography. These should provide an account of a programme related to stabilisation which appears to be particularly effective, ineffective, innovative or otherwise notable. These should NOT comprise glowing case studies of projects implemented by the author or his/her organisation and must contribute useful analysis.
  • Commentaries should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words and should reflect upon or critique a "happening" such as a policy shift, release of a major study or other notable occurrence related to stabilisation. Commentaries are particularly welcome from distinguished specialists. Authors interested in submitting a commentary piece should discuss the content with the editors before submitting a manuscript.
For full details, please see http://www.stabilityjournal.org/announcement/view/1

STATE CRIME - THE JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATE CRIME INITIATIVE Back to Top

We are delighted to announce the arrival of State Crime, the first peer-reviewed journal dedicated to state crime scholarship. The journal is interdisciplinary and international and seeks to develop deeper understandings of state crime and institutional deviance. Topics on which articles are invited include: torture; genocide and other forms of government and politically organised mass killing; war crimes; state-corporate crime; state-organised crime; natural disasters exacerbated by government (in)action; asylum and refugee policy and practice; state terror; political and economic corruption; and resistance to state violence and corruption. The journal is keen to feature both empirical and theoretical studies.

The journal will be published twice yearly by Pluto Press from April 2012. Details of the editorial board and peer review arrangements can be found in the Editorial Board and Notes for Contributors section at http://statecrime.org/journal. Articles should be limited to 8,000 words and written and submitted in accordance with the guidelines for authors.

All queries should be directed to the editorial board at journal@statecrime.org 


TRAUMA AND ABUSE Back to Top

Trauma & Abuse (TVA), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is devoted to organizing, synthesizing, and expanding knowledge on all forms of trauma, abuse, and violence. TVA is practitioner oriented, dedicated to professionals and advanced students in clinical training who work with any form of trauma, abuse, and violence, and is intended to compile knowledge that clearly affects practice, policy, and research.

Tva.sagepub.com

Impact Factor: 2.6
Ranked: 1 out of 39 in Social Work,1 out of 40 in Family Studies and 3 out of 46 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2010 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2011)

Manuscripts are commissioned by the Editorial Board and/or may be submitted. TVA accepts comprehensive reviews of research, legal cases, or conceptual and theoretical developments in any aspect of trauma, violence or abuse.  Each manuscript must begin with a clear description of the knowledge area that is being researched or reviewed and its relevance to understanding or dealing with trauma, violence, or abuse. Each review manuscript must also provide a clear discussion of the limits of the knowledge which has been reviewed, and must include two summary tables; one of critical findings and the other listing implications of the review for practice, policy, and research. The tables, which summarize critical findings and implications for practice, policy and research, must accompany submission.

Interested potential authors are encouraged to contact the editor with an idea for a review manuscript. Manuscripts should be prepared in APA style and may be up to thirty-five typed double spaced pages in length. All manuscripts are peer reviewed and should be submitted with a letter indicating that the material has not been published elsewhere and is not under review at another publication. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tva where authors will be required to set up an online account on the SageTrack system powered by ScholarOne. Inquiries may be made by e-mail at contej@u.washington.edu or fax at 206-543-1228.


TRENDS IN ORGANIZED CRIME Back to Top

Trends in Organized Crime offers a composite of analyses and syntheses from a variety of information sources to serve the interests of both practitioners and policy makers as well as the academic community.  It is both a stimulus to and a forum for more rigorous empirical research on organized crime, both nationally and internationally.

Published four times a year, Trends in Organized Crime is the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC). It has a distinguished international editorial board.

Trends publishes peer-reviewed, academically rigorous research, excerpts significant governmental reports; offers reviews of major new books, and, presents analyses and commentary on current issues in organized crime.

Manuscripts must follow APA style and must be submitted electronically, preferably as a Word file, to the Editor Klaus von Lampe editor@trends-in-organized-crime.net.

 For further information, contact the Editor at the above email address, or at +49-30-83870335.


TRENDS IN ORGANIZED CRIME - SPECIAL TOPIC EDITION Back to Top

Call for Papers: Prison Gangs as Organized Crime

The Journal: Trends in Organized Crime is seeking manuscripts and reviewers for a special topic edition on Prison Gangs as Organized Crime. This is a peer-reviewed journal in its nineteenth year of publication. The journal's audience includes those working in academia as well as criminal justice practitioners. This is an international journal affiliated with the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC). The editors for this special edition, Rajeev Gundur (ray [at] iasoc [dot] net) and Rebecca Trammell (rtrammel [at] msudenver [dot] edu), are the primary contact people for all inquiries.

Aims and Scopes: Our goal is to publish a special edition focusing on prison gangs, as organized crime, from an international perspective. Both qualitative and quantitative work will be considered. We would like to include work focusing on both male and female gang members, including studies focusing on people outside of prison who work with prison gang members to facilitate organized crime. We encourage practitioners to submit manuscripts. Topics could focus on all aspects of organized underground economies in the prison setting as well as prison to neighborhood crime networks. Book reviews will be considered as long as the book is applicable for this special topic. All work should be submitted in English.

In addition, we seek reviewers for this special edition who would be willing to participate in the double-blind review process.

Early Abstracts: In order to make the submission process as smooth as possible we encourage people to send an abstract (no more than 300 words) and your contact information to the editors of this special edition. The deadline for these abstracts is December 1, 2016. We can then determine specific themes emerging from the existing research. Those who are interested are encouraged to send an abstract to: gangs@iasoc.net.

Guidelines for Final Submission: The deadline for submission is June 15, 2017. To submit a manuscript, upload the complete manuscript, including an abstract, any tables, and references online to http://www.editorialmanager.com/tioc/default.aspx. For manuscript type, select "Prison Gangs as Organized Crime."

Also include a cover letter stating that the manuscript is not under review or published in any other outlet. Please see "instructions for authors" for further details, including how to format your manuscript, at http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/12117.

Reviewers: Those wanting to be an external reviewer for this special edition should contact the above editors at: gangs@iasoc.net with your contact information and three to four keywords that describe your specific expertise. Graduate students and practitioners are also encouraged to participate as reviewers.

Call for Papers


VICTIMS AND OFFENDERS Back to Top

Victims & Offenders is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an interdisciplinary and international forum for the dissemination of new research, policies and practices related to both victimization and offending throughout the life course. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers—both in the United States and internationally—from a wide range of disciplines (criminal justice, psychology, sociology, political science, economics, public health, and social work) to publish articles that examine issues from a variety of perspectives in a unique, interdisciplinary forum. We are interested in both quantitative and qualitative research, systematic, evidence-based reviews, and articles that focus on theory development related to offenders and victims. The journal is published quarterly.

Victims & Offenders receives all manuscript submissions electronically via the ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at:
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/UVAO . ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitating the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/ . If you have any other requests please contact the journal’s editor, Professor James Byrne, at profbyrne@hotmail.com or the managing editor, Dr. William Wood, at w.wood@griffith.edu.au


WESTERN CRIMINOLOGY REVIEW Back to Top

The Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (formerly Western Criminology Review) is the official journal of the Western Society of Criminology, and we invite all ASC members to submit their research to the journal.  Published three times a year, WCR is an on-line, peer-reviewed outlet for scholarly research in all matters important to criminology and criminal justice.  The journal is intended to reflect local (Western), national, and international concerns.  Manuscripts are submitted electronically, and all correspondence is conducted online to speed the review process.  Due to the advantages of being an online journal, there are no page, color, or appendix restrictions; authors can include hypertext links and images at their discretion.

Our evaluation process of submitted papers involves a brief internal consideration by editorial staff, followed by a blind assessment by at least two external reviewers.  Replies and Comments to previously published articles are encouraged.  All submissions should be formatted according to the journal’s guidelines for manuscripts, which can be found on the WCR web-site at http://westerncriminology.org/

Persons interested in submitting their work to WCR should send inquiries to Leana Bouffard or Jeffrey Bouffard, Co-Editors, Criminal Justice Program, Washington State University, P.O. Box 644880, Pullman, WA 99164-4880, wcr@wsu.edu.


WOMEN & CRIMINAL JUSTICE Back to Top

Women & Criminal Justice is the only periodical devoted specifically to scholarly interdisciplinary and international research on all concerns related to women and criminal justice. It provides scholars with a single forum devoted to this critical specialty area in the fields of criminal justice, human rights, law, politics, sociology, social work, and women’s studies. Both qualitative and quantitative studies are welcomed, as are studies that test theories about women as victims, professionals, and offenders.

The journal is refereed and features original research articles from academicians and professionals in the field that reflect its interdisciplinary and international focus, such as:

  • cross-cultural studies on gender, race, ethnicity, and criminal justice
  • socio-legal and historical studies on gender and crime and victimization
  • gender studies on women professionals
  • theory pertaining to women and criminal justice
  • women and the law
  • women in crime and punishment literature
  • women as victims of rape, incest, battering, stalking, and sexual harassment
  • women and human trafficking
  • implications of legally mandated change for professionals, victims, and offenders
  • juvenile females in the criminal justice system
  • women in criminal justice professions, including academia
  • incarcerated women (legal rights, programs, pregnancy, AIDS, children of incarcerated women, aged and infirm, women on death row)
  • legal restraints on improving the conditions for women in the criminal justice system
  • international efforts to respond to the needs of women in the criminal justice system.

Women & Criminal Justice periodically presents commentaries where authors exchange ideas and discuss methodological issues and present reports of ongoing research and research findings. A summary of the laws and court cases that pertain to women will also be presented. Special thematic issues have cov- ered such topics as the criminalization of a woman’s body; women and domestic violence; human sex trafficking; and, dating violence. A special issue on women, punishment and mental health is currently in process.

Women & Criminal Justice receives all manuscript submissions electronically via their ScholarOne Manuscripts website located at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/wwcj . ScholarOne Manuscripts allows for rapid submission of original and revised manuscripts, as well as facilitates the review process and internal communication between authors, editors, and reviewers via a web-based platform. ScholarOne Manuscripts technical support can be accessed via http://scholarone.com/services/support/ . If you have any other requests please contact Frances P. Bernat, the journal’s editor, at frances.bernat@tamiu.edu .

Please note that Women & Criminal Justice uses CrossCheck™ software to screen papers for unoriginal material. By submitting your paper to Women & Criminal Justice you are agreeing to any necessary originality checks your paper may have to undergo during the peer review and production processes.

Manuscripts
. Text should be readable copy for the purposes of peer review in a serif typeface (preferably Times Roman) at a font no smaller than 11 points (12 point is preferred). Manuscript text should be double spaced with margins of at least one inch all around the page. In addition to the main text, every submission must include (1) title page, (2) an abstract, (3) a reference list, and any (4) notes, (5) tables, or (6) figures mentioned in the text on separate pages. Authors should note that most published articles are about 25 pages (200 words per page) in length. Please organize your paper so that the elements are gathered in this order: title page, abstract, text, references, notes, figures, and tables. Your paper should not place figures and tables where they are discussed in the text, rather make a notation in the text as to where the table or figure would appear (e.g., Table 1 about here).

Title page. Title page should include your manuscript’s full title, the names and affiliations of all authors in the order that they are to appear, and the contact information for the lead author.

Abstract.
Your abstract page should have your manuscript’s title (without author information) and should be as close to 100 words as possible. It should include your research question or puzzle, identify your data, and give some indication of your findings. Your abstract is likely to be sent by email to potential readers; giving an accurate and efficient statement of your project is likely to increase your chances of enlisting their aid. Unfocused, verbose abstracts may make it harder to place your paper with referees.


YOUTH VIOLENCE AND JUVENILE JUSTICE:  Back to Top
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL

The journal welcomes article submissions.  Manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages, including text, tables, notes, references and other material.  The manuscript should be accompanied by a brief abstract of about 100 words.  Submissions should be typewritten, double-spaced, with notes, references, tables and figures on separate pages, and should follow the APA format.  Submit five copies for editorial evaluation.  Author's name, affiliation, mailing address, email address, telephone and fax numbers, and a biographical note of 25-50 words should be included on a separate cover pages.  Contact:

Eric J. Fritsch
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice
University of North Texas
Department of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 305120
Denton, TX   76203-5130
940-565-4400
juvjust@scs.cmm.unt.edu