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The American Society of Criminology's publications consist of the following: the journals, Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy, and the newsletter, The Criminologist.

In addition, the Crime and Justice Research Alliance (a joint initiative of the American Society of Criminology and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences) publishes a monthly newsletter - CJRA Newsletter.

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Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy:
A Manuscript Submission Guide for Authors

The American Society of Criminology publishes two peer-reviewed journals, Criminology and Criminology & Public Policy.  While each journal seeks to publish state-of-the-art research on important substantive issues, their individual publication focus differs.  To provide more guidance to authors in their manuscript submission decisions, the following descriptions of each journal’s publication priorities are provided.  Although inevitable overlap between the two journals is to be expected, we hope the descriptions below will prove helpful. 


  • Its central objective is to publish articles that advance the theoretical and research agenda of criminology and criminal justice.
  • It is committed to the study of crime, deviant behavior, and related phenomena as addressed in the social and behavioral sciences and the fields of law, criminal justice and history.
  • Its emphasis is upon empirical research and scientific methodology, with priority given to articles reporting original research.
  • It includes articles needed to advance criminology and criminal justice as a scientific discipline.

Criminology & Public Policy

  • Its central objective is to publish articles that strengthen the role of research in the development of criminal justice policy and practice.
  • It is committed to empirical studies that assess criminal justice policy or practice, and provide evidence-based support for new, modified, or alternative policies and practices.
  • Its emphasis is upon providing more informed dialogue about criminal justice policies and practices and the empirical evidence related to these policies and practices.
  • It includes articles needed to advance the relationship between criminological research and criminal justice policy and practice



D. Wayne Osgood, Lead Editor  
Crime, Law and Justice/Sociology
Pennsylvania State University
211 Oswald Tower
University Park, PA 16802 
814-867-4335 (Ph)

Eric P. Baumer, Co-Editor
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Pennsylvania University 
1011 Oswoald Tower
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-5436 (Ph)


Rosemary Gartner, Co-Editor
Centre for Criminology &
Scio-legal Studies
University of Toronto 
14 Queen's Park Crescent West 
Toronto, ON M5S 3K9 
416-978-6438 x235 (Ph)

Decisions for new manuscripts submitted on or after October 1, 2016 will be the responsibility of the incoming Criminology editorial team for the 2018-2020 volumes: David McDowall, Lead Co-Editor; Janet L. Lauritsen, Co-Editor; Jody Miller, Co-Editor; Brian D. Johnson, Co-Editor

The current Criminology editorial team will maintain responsibility for invited resubmissions of manuscripts originally submitted before that date.

Criminology:  An Interdisciplinary Journal is an official publication of the American Society of Criminology.  The journal is interdisciplinary in nature, devoted to crime and deviant behavior, as found in sociology, psychology, design, systems analysis, and decision theory as applied to crime and criminal justice.   The major emphasis is on empirical research and scientific methodology, and article reporting on the original research are given priority.  Articles which review the literature or deal with theoretical issues stated in the literature are also dealt with and suggest the types of investigation which might properly be carried out in the future. Criminology is published four times annually  -- February, May, August, and November.  Submissions to the journal should be sent directly to the Editor via the on-line submission process (see link below).  The most recent journal rankings from the Institute for Scientific Information identifies Criminology as the leading professional journal in the field of criminology (first out of 27), sixth of 96 in the field of sociology, and 29th of 101 in the field of law.




William D. Bales, Editor
Florida State University
112 S. Copeland St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 644-7113

Daniel S. Nagin, Editor
2508B Hamburg Hall
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
(412) 268-8474

L Sergio Garduno, Managing Editor
Florida State University
112 S. Copeland St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Criminology & Public Policy
, an official publication of the American Society of Criminology, is a peer-review journal devoted to the study of criminal justice policy and practice. The central objective of the journal is to strengthen the role of research findings in the formulation of crime and justice policy through publishing empirically based, policy-focused articles. Authors are encouraged to submit papers that contribute to a more informed dialogue about policies and their empirical bases. Papers suitable for CPP not only present their findings but also explore the policy-relevant implications of those findings. Appropriate papers (1) empirically evaluate criminal justice policy or practice, (2) provide scientific support for new policies or practices, or (3) review existing research from a policy framework. CPP welcomes papers that address international criminal justice policy issues. All articles published in CPP are followed by one or more ‘policy essays’ in which subject matter experts further discuss the policy issues raised in the empirical paper. Policy essays are invited essays that appear in the journal immediately following the lead article on which they are based. An electronic copy of the manuscript should be emailed as an attachment to cpp@fsu.edu. You will receive an emailed acknowledgment of receipt for the submission.


The Criminologist is an official publication of the American Society of Criminology.  The newsletter is designed to provide members with information on societal activities, news concerning criminal justice events, and appropriate news related to the members themselves.  See our advertising rates to print position announcements, full or half pages ads, and more. For advertising questions, please send an email to kvanhorn@asc41.com. The Criminologist is published six times annually (approx. dates) -- January 20, March 20, May 20, July 20, September 20, and November 20.  Deadlines for the The Criminologist are as follows:  December 15 (January/February); February 15 (March/April); April 15 (May/June), June 15 (July/August), August 15 (September/October), and October 15 (November/December).  Non-Member subscriptions are available for $50.00 per year within the United States and $60.00 per year outside the United States.  Single issues may be purchased for $10.00 per copy. Members, universities, and criminal justice agencies are invited to submit dates of events, and appropriate announcements to the ASC Executive Office for inclusion in The Criminologist.  All such materials should be emailed to kvanhorn@asc41.com. For information on submitting other materials of interest, please send an inquiry to kvanhorn@asc41.com.