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Academy of Social Science Journal
ACJS Today
African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies
African Journal of Political Science and International Relations
American Journal of Criminal Justice
American Journal of Qualitative Research
Asian Journal of Criminology
British Journal of Criminology
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Cityscape
Contemporary Justice Review
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 Law Bulletin
Criminology
Criminology and Criminal Justice
Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society
Criminology & Public Policy
Critical Criminology: An International Journal
Critical Issues in Crime and Society
EBP Quarterly
Feminist Criminology
International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts Journal
International Criminal Law Review
International Journal for Crime, Justice, and Social Democracy
International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice
International Journal of Cyber Criminology
International Journal Of Social Science and Humanities Invention
Journal of Advances in Social Science and Humanities
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 Law and Conflict Resolution (JLCR)
Journal of Law and Courts
Journal of Offender Rehabilitation
Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology (JQCJC)
Journal of Quantitative Criminology
Journal of School Violence
Journal of Security Education
Justice Quarterly
Justice Research and Policy
Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice
Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law
Palgrave Communications
Peking University Transnational Law Review
Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry
Perspectives on Terrorism
Police Practice and Research: An International Journal
Security Journal
Social Sciences
Social Science Computer Review
Sociological Imagination
Sociological Perspectives
Stability:  International Journal of Security and Development
State Crime - The Journal of the International State Crime Initiative
Trauma and Abuse
Trends in Organized Crime
Turkish Journal of Criminology
Victims and Offenders
Women & Criminal Justice
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal


ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE JOURNAL Back to Top

Online Submission

 Website: http://innovativejournal.in/assj

 Email: assj@innovativejournal.in


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 POLITICAL SCIENCE & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 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.

 
CALL FOR PAPERS

Sponsored by the Southern Criminal Justice Association, the American Journal of Criminal Justice was founded in 1975 to disseminate empirical research and academic commentary on a wide array of criminal justice topics and issues. Articles address contemporary developments, evidence-based practice discovery, and challenges across the three prongs of the criminal and juvenile justice systems. Additional interest areas include juvenile delinquency, applied criminology, the drugs-crime nexus, women and crime, immigration and crime, and other topics germane to the justice system. The AJCJ publishes original applied and pure research articles that feature a broad range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives. Manuscripts go through a blind review process. A new “namesake realization” initiative to elevate the publication includes a larger, diverse, and multidisciplinary editorial board of prominent and emerging scholars, thematic guest edited issues, and award of a social science citation index factor in 2018.

The American Journal of Criminal Justice is proud to announce an increase in publication to six times per year beginning in 2019. Prospective authors can submit their work by visiting www.editorialmanager.com/ajcj.

J. Mitchell Miller, Ph.D., Editor
Stephanie M. Koskinen, Managing Editor
Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice
University of North Florida
ajcj@unf.edu
www.southerncj.org

Special Issue: Research on Sexual Violence in the #metoo Era: Prevention and Innovative Methodologies

Guest Editor: Dr. Leah E. Daigle, Professor, Georgia State University, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Faculty Affiliate in Center for Interpersonal Violence

The American Journal of Criminal Justice invites submissions for a special issue “Research on Sexual Victimization in the #metoo Era: Prevention and Innovative Methodologies,” edited by Dr. Leah Daigle. This thematic issue aims to advance knowledge and understanding of sexual victimization prevention and research in the #metoo Era. Primary consideration will be given to manuscripts that:

• advance our understanding of “what works” to prevent sexual victimization
• evaluate sexual victimization prevention programs and identify factors that enhance or hinder efficacy
• are interdisciplinary in focus
• use innovative techniques and methods to study risk factors for sexual victimization
• discuss the social context of sexual victimization and its influence on victimization and prevention
• increase awareness of how involvement and awareness of social movements influences risk for sexual victimization and prevention efficacy.

The special issue welcomes both quantitative and qualitative research, as well as innovative theoretical or methodological papers related to the study of victimization over the life course. Interdisciplinary perspectives are strongly encouraged.

Submissions should arrive no later than May 15, 2020. All submitted manuscripts will undergo blind peer review. An abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief biographical sketch must accompany the manuscript. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages of double-spaced text (including tables, figures, and references). Send two electronic copies of the manuscript, one full version (with a cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional contact information; acknowledgments), and one blind copy (without any identifying information) to Leah Daigle at ldaigle@gsu.edu. All manuscripts should be in MS Word format and conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) and AJCJ formatting guidelines.


AMERICAN JOURNAL OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH Back to Top

ABOUT THE JOURNAL          
AJQR is a biannually peer-reviewed academic journal that publishes qualitative research articles from a number of social science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, criminology, education, political science, and administrative studies. The journal is an international and interdisciplinary focus and greatly welcomes paper from all countries. The journal offers an intellectual platform where researchers, practitioners, administrators and policy makers can contribute and promote qualitative research and analysis. For more information please check the website of the journal www.ajqr.org 

 

Call for Papers: Drugs and Drug Market

American Journal of Qualitative Research (AJQR) is pleased to announce a special issue on “Drugs and Drug Market” to be published in Spring 2020. The objective of this issue is to understand the current illegal drug market in various countries as a reference for policy makers and academics given the fact that qualitative research can provide more insight and information, which could be helpful for understanding the structure and dynamics of the illegal drug markets.

AJQR publishes purely qualitative research which includes but not limited to ethnography, interviews, content analysis, case studies, historical analysis and descriptive research. To that end, the guest editors welcome to have any manuscripts written in a variety of qualitative perspectives. We are specifically interested in having manuscripts from different countries and regions, which are coauthored by scholars and practitioners. The possible topics include, but are not limited to:

New Trends in Illegal Drug Market
Drug Trafficking
New Psychoactive Substances
Drug Law Enforcement and Investigations
Drug Market in Correctional Institutions
Legal and Policy Changes in Illegal Drugs
Impact of Legalization / Decriminalization of Cannabis
Online Drug Market, Darknet and Cybercrimes

All manuscripts will be peer reviewed and should be between 3000-8000 words with an unstructured abstract of 150-200 words. Manuscripts must be written in English with APA format. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is March 31, 2020. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit their proposal (e.g., an abstract, a cover letter including authors’ name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address) to the guest editors, Dalibor Doležal (dolezal.dalibor@gmail.com) and Arif Akgul (arif.akgul@gmail.com) by December 1, 2019.

For more information about the journal, please check its website: https://www.ajqr.org

Special Issue Editors:

Dalibor Doležal
Department of Criminology
University of Zagreb, Croatia

Arif Akgul
School of Criminology & Security Studies
Indiana State University, USA


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.


BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS --
SPECIAL ISSUE OF JUSTICE RESEARCH AND POLICY 
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The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is announcing a call for papers to appear in a special issue of Justice Research and Policy (JRP), sponsored by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA). BJS wants to showcase the utility and relevance of NIBRS data for criminal justice stakeholders. In furtherance of this objective, BJS and JRSA have partnered to publish a special issue of JRP devoted to NIBRS that demonstrates the importance of crime data analyses in local areas. The papers for this special journal issue should be authored by state Statistical Analysis Centers (SAC), State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs, crime analysts, law enforcement agencies or other researchers whose NIBRS analyses serve the information needs of the diverse members of the criminal justice community at the local level. The analyses must demonstrate the use of NIBRS data to inform and assess the characteristics of and responses to crime in specific localities. The special journal issue is tentatively slated for release on or about April 2020. The substantive topics of the journal articles are open; however, the papers should highlight topics for which NIBRS data provide more thorough information, particularly as compared to summary crime data. Dr. Shannan Catalano of BJS and Dr. Howard Snyder will be serving as editors, and Dr. Brad Brick will be serving as the JRSA liaison. If you are interested in collaborating with us on this journal, please contact Shannan Catalano at Shannan.Catalano@usdoj.gov or 202.616.3502.



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.


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 JUSTICE REVIEW Back to Top

Contemporary Justice Review is an interdisciplinary journal for scholars, activists, and practitioners of social and restorative justice around the globe who seek to design and implement models of justice that take into account the needs of all. The journal publishes cutting-edge work on: social and restorative justice theory; restorative justice demonstration projects; peacemaking criminology; state crimes and healing from genocide; peaceful methods of conflict resolution; truth and reconciliation commissions; environmental justice; critiques of criminal justice institutions and law; structural issues of justice in the family, school, and workplace; utopian visions of a just society; and non-violent, needs-meeting solutions to needs-denying, power-based social arrangements.

The journal embraces a variety of formats: scholarly articles; electronic roundtable discussions; interviews on social and restorative justice; narrative histories on crime and punishment; film and book review essays; and justice watch statements on timely issues that affect the quality of life around the globe. The editors prefer articles written in engaging and accessible prose which avoid academic jargon and offer insights in how to foster justice in daily life. 

To explore our journal's portfolio, visit https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gcjr20/current



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

Crime, Law and Social Change publishes peer reviewed, original research articles addressing crime and the political economy of crime, whether at the global, national, regional or local levels, anywhere in the world. The Journal often presents work on financial crime, corruption, organized criminal groups, criminal enterprises and illegal markets, state crime, terrorism and security issues, cybercrime, cross-border crime and environmental crime. In addition, Crime, Law and Social Change welcomes criminological research in the areas of human rights, comparative and international criminal justice, compensation and justice for serious crime victims, international criminal law and cooperation. Finally, the Journal publishes multi-disciplinary criminological research focusing on gender, age, racial and ethnic equality issues.

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:

Mary Dodge
School of Public Affairs
University of Colorado, Denver
1380 Lawrence St., Ste. 500
Denver, CO 80217-3364
(303) 315-2086
mary.dodge@ucdenver.edu

Wim Huisman
School of Criminology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Initium Building, De Boeleaan 1077, 1081 HV Amsterdam
+31 (0)20 59 83560
w.huisman@vu.nl


 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. 


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 LAW BULLETIN Back to Top

The Criminal Law Bulletin is a law journal that provides authoritative guidance and insight on the latest developments and trends in criminal law, criminal procedure, and criminal evidence. The Law Journal Rankings Project ranks the Criminal Law Bulletin as the #1 peer-edited journal in the field of criminal law and criminal procedure (on both combined score and journal citations metrics). The journal is published six time each year, typically allowing for publication of articles within six months of the date of acceptance. In addition to a formal print version, the Criminal Law Bulletin is also published online so that it is accessible via Westlaw and related databases. The journal is currently edited by Henry F. Fradella, J.D., Ph.D., a professor of criminology, criminal justice, and law at Arizona State University.

The Criminal Law Bulletin welcomes unsolicited submissions from both legal and social science scholars, as well as from justice practitioners, law students, and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and related fields. Although the editors will consider manuscripts of any length between 3,000 and 28,000 words, they prefer manuscripts containing between 4,000 and 15,000 words, inclusive of text, footnotes, tables, and figures. Citations in manuscripts should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes, and follow the style and conventions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (20th ed. 2015). Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and either uploaded via ExpressO or emailed to Criminal.Law.Bulletin@gmail.com. Authors are encouraged to submit a CV or résumé along with their manuscripts.


CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

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


CRIMINOLOGY AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE Back to Top

Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCJ) is the official journal of the British Society of Criminology It is a leading, peer reviewed, journal of original research and thinking in the field and seeks to reflect the vibrancy of the discipline of criminology throughout the UK and internationally. The journal publishes scholarly articles on all areas of crime and criminal justice: from policing to sentencing, community penalties and prisons; and from crime prevention to victims of crime. Criminology & Criminal Justice encourages the submission of articles that are of interest to an international and/or British readership. Some of the key types of articles which form the focus of the journal will include:

• original conceptual articles on crime, its prevention and control
• empirical studies, including those of criminological research findings, criminal justice policy-making and the implementation of laws, processes and criminal justice
• analyses of international crimes and criminal justice institutions and policy transfer, as well as evaluations of significant developments in criminal justice practices
• debates about the public role of criminology and criminologists.

https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/journal/criminology-criminal-justice#description


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

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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).


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

pdf of Announcement


FEMINIST CRIMINOLOGY Back to Top

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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 of Intelligence & Analysis 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 the Journal of Intelligence & Analysis, and cannot be published elsewhere without the written consent of the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts. Submissions must be in US English and 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.

ialeia.org/journal_of_intelligence_and_an.php

Editor Information:
Luisa Lazzarotto, M.A.
Editor, Journal of Intelligence & Analysis


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.

Submission information:

http://www.editorialmanager.com/ICLA/default.aspx

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.

https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/

Submissions: https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/about/submissions


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 https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcac


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/


JOURNAL OF ADVANCES IN SOCIAL SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES Back to Top

Online Submission

 Website: www.jassh.in     


JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY CRIMINAL JUSTICE  Back to Top

Special Issue: “Connecting Research, Policy, and Advocacy to Improve Justice” (May 2021)
Editors: Amanda Burgess-Proctor and Sheetal Ranjan
Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the May 2021 special issue highlighting efforts to improve justice by connecting research, policy, and advocacy. The goal of this issue is to share information that can serve as a reference for academics looking to engage more directly with policy work, and for policy-makers seeking ways to engage with researchers. Papers need not be empirical and may include essays on best practices or “lessons learned” written by individuals who have successfully navigated these relationships. To that end, we especially welcome manuscripts that are co-authored by scholars and policy-makers, practitioners, or advocates. This special issue will include both submitted and invited manuscripts. Papers that address a wide range of topics relevant to the theme are welcome, so long as they focus on strategies for connecting research, policy, and advocacy to improve justice.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. An abstract of 100-150 words must accompany the manuscript. Manuscripts must be 30 pages or less double-spaced (including the abstract, references, and all figures and tables), and should conform to the formatting style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) Manuscripts must be received no later than Friday, May 1, 2020.

To submit a manuscript, please prepare two Word documents: (1) a blinded copy of the abstract and manuscript with all identifying information removed, and (2) a cover page containing name, title, institutional affiliation, and email address for each author, as well as any research grant information or acknowledgments.

Please title these documents “LastName_Manuscript” and “LastName_CoverPage” and upload as two separate files to this secure Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/request/WsX7PrxWkUii7A6OlCbS Please direct any questions to Amanda Burgess-Proctor (burgessp@oakland.edu) or Sheetal Ranjan (sheetalranjan@gmail.com).

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Special Issue: Cybercrimes (August 2021)
Manuscripts due August 1, 2020
Editor: Kyung-shick Choi (kuung@bu.edu)

The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice is pleased to announce the August 2021 special issue on, Cybercrimes. Currently, the guest editor is requesting manuscripts to be considered for inclusion within this special issue. The manuscripts intend to focus on a wide-range of topics that are relevant to the theme, including, but are not limited to: recent cases of severe security breaches, identity theft, digital fraud, cyber-terrorism, and online interpersonal crimes. With new technological and industrial changes accompanying the fourth industrial revolution, cybercrime studies must consistently adapt to stay up-to-date on the ever-increasing types of cybercrime developed by cybercriminals. This special issue will discuss important drivers and disrupters of changes in cybercrime in near future and address the importance of technology-related issues in this area, in particular the global challenges related to developing effective criminal justice policies and/or preventive measures against cybercrimes. The JCCJ welcomes theoretical contributions as well as original, empirical analyses that employ quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods approaches, as well as interdisciplinary, comparative, and international perspectives.

All submitted manuscripts will be peer reviewed. An abstract of 100 to 150 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 August 1, 2020.

Please email two electronic copies of the manuscript—one complete version (a cover page containing the author’s name, title, institutional affiliation, complete mailing address, email, and phone information; acknowledgments; research grant information; a biographical sketch of less than 250 words for each author), and one blind copy with all identifying information removed to facilitate blind peer review—to Kyung-Shick Choi (kuung@bu.edu). Please include "Cybercrime 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.).



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: https://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rjcj20 

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 http://ms.academicjournals.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

Call for Papers


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 http://ms.academicjournals.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.”

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 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 

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.

Submission information

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: https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jsv

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


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

The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) is announcing a call for papers to appear in a special issue of Justice Research and Policy (JRP), sponsored by the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA). BJS wants to showcase the utility and relevance of NIBRS data for criminal justice stakeholders. In furtherance of this objective, BJS and JRSA have partnered to publish a special issue of JRP devoted to NIBRS that demonstrates the importance of crime data analyses in local areas. The papers for this special journal issue should be authored by state Statistical Analysis Centers (SAC), State Uniform Crime Reporting Programs, crime analysts, law enforcement agencies or other researchers whose NIBRS analyses serve the information needs of the diverse members of the criminal justice community at the local level. The analyses must demonstrate the use of NIBRS data to inform and assess the characteristics of and responses to crime in specific localities. The special journal issue is tentatively slated for release on or about April 2020. The substantive topics of the journal articles are open; however, the papers should highlight topics for which NIBRS data provide more thorough information, particularly as compared to summary crime data. Dr. Shannan Catalano of BJS and Dr. Howard Snyder will be serving as editors, and Dr. Brad Brick will be serving as the JRSA liaison. If you are interested in collaborating with us on this journal, please contact Shannan Catalano at Shannan.Catalano@usdoj.gov or 202.616.3502.


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/

Submissions


MASS INCARCERATION AND RACIAL JUSTICE Back to Top

Special Editors: Scott Berman and Chad Flanders

Submission Deadline Extended: September 1, 2019

Prize: $3,000

Call for Papers

Res Philosophica, and special editors, Scott Berman and Chad Flanders, invite papers on the topic of mass incarceration and racial justice for the 2019 Res Philosophica Essay Prize and a special issue of the journal. Submissions addressing any of the many philosophical questions related to mass incarceration and racial justice are welcome.

The author of the winning paper will receive a prize of $3,000, and the paper will be published in the associated special issue of the journal on the same topic. Submissions for the prize will be automatically considered for publication in the journal's special issue.

The journal sponsored a conference on mass incarceration and racial justice in March of 2019. Papers accepted for publication in the special issue will appear in the volume with papers that were invited for the conference. The invited papers will not be eligible for the prize. The above CFP is for the special issue of the journal, and not the conference.

In addition to the conference at SLU, there was a panel discussion with our speakers and some incarcerated students that are participating in Saint Louis University’s Prison Education Program. Reflections on those incarcerated voices may be included in the volume.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions will be triple anonymously reviewed: authors do not know the identity of the referees; referees do not know the identity of the authors; and editors do not know the identity of the authors. Please format your submission so that it is suitable for anonymous review.

We do not normally publish papers longer than 12,000 words long (including footnotes). We prefer initial submissions in PDF format, but will also accept LaTeX and Microsoft Word documents. For accepted papers, we prefer Word, but will accept LaTeX documents as well.


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.


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.

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


PENUMBRA: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL OF CRITICAL AND CREATIVE INQUIRY Back to Top

Penumbra: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Critical and Creative Inquiry is seeking submission for our next volume.

Penumbra is an online journal of Union Institute and University's Ph.D. program in Interdisciplinary Studies. We aims to promote social change through theoretically informed engagements with concrete issues and problems. The journal publishes socially engaged innovative, creative, and critical scholarship with a focus on ethical, political, and aesthetic issues in education, humanities, public policy, and leadership.

Submissions
We seek submissions from graduate students, junior scholars, and emerging artists in addition to more established critical and creative voices. All submissions undergo a double-blind peer review. Penumbra invites academic papers as well as creative and critical works that address any aspect of the journal's mission and scope.

Submission guidelines can be found at https://unionpenumbra.org/guidelines/.

Penumbra accepts submissions on a rolling basis throughout the year; however, the deadline for the next volume is February 15, 2020.

Email submissions to: penumbra.editor@myunion.edu

For more information about Penumbra, please visit: www.unionpenumbra.org



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.


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.


SOCIAL SCIENCES Back to Top

About the Journal

Social Sciences, an international, open access journal which publishes works from a wide range of fields, including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, geography, history, law, linguistics, political science, psychology, social policy, social work, sociology, etc.


Call for Papers: Special Issue "Research on Gang-Related Violence in the 21st Century"

Conflict, including the threat or fear of potential violence, or being witness to or a victim of physical, violence, constantly surrounds gangs and their communities and is the principal driver sustaining gang life. Much of the conventional gang-related research remains focused on this violence as a neighborhood-based phenomenon that directly impacts local community residents; however, the ubiquity of digital technology, particularly social media platforms, has disrupted this traditional dynamic. Online violence, including threats, taunts, or posting of violent acts that have taken place, is much less understood. This knowledge gap includes the link between the online activities of gang members and how it can manifest into real-world action. This Special Issue will examine the diverse nature of gang-related violence with the goal of better understanding the growing complexities of gang violence over the last two decades to better inform public policy solutions. Given the dynamic nature of gang-related violence today, we aim to include empirical and theoretical research (quantitative, qualitative, or mixed-methods) with multi/interdisciplinary perspectives from around the world that highlights cutting-edge approaches to examining gang-related violence. All submissions will be considered; however primary consideration will be given to manuscripts that

  • Investigate the relationship between online activity and real-world violence;
  • Examine the efficacy of gang-related violence interventions;
  • Conduct multi-site comparisons of gang-related violence;
  • Conduct cross-cultural studies of gang-related violence;
  • Describe innovative approaches to advance our understanding of gang-related violence

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions. Deadline for manuscript submissions in September 30, 2020.


For more information about the journal, please check its website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/socsci/special_issues/Gang-Related_Violence_in_the_21st_Century

Special Issue Editors: 

Matthew Valasik
Department of Sociology
Louisiana State University, USA

Shannon E. Reid
Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA 


SOCIAL SCIENCE COMPUTER REVIEW Back to Top

Call for papers – Special issue of Social Science Computer Review on the Human Factor in Cybercrime

As technology access and use evolves across demographic groups and regions of the world, the threat posed by its misuse will continue to grow. Research examining the phenomena of cybercrime, or the misuse of technology in order to offend, is vital to increase our understanding of the nature of offender behavior, correlates of victimization, and the utility of policies to deter crime. The Social Science Computer Review calls for contributions to a special issue on The Human Factor in Cybercrime. Submissions should take a social science approach (sociological, criminological, legal, psychological, etc.) and provide an empirical investigation of some form of cybercrime (trespass, fraud, pornography, child sexual exploitation, cyberviolence, etc.) or technology abuse. Approaches should consider the causes of cybercrime, its organizational features, the impact of victimization, or regulations and enforcement using a variety of theoretical and methodological strategies. Interdisciplinary submissions are encouraged and will be reviewed by experts from across the social sciences.

Important Dates

March 1, 2020- Abstracts (1 page excluding references) due (no formatting requirements)
March 7, 2020 -- Abstracts notifications sent out
July 15, 2020 -- Submission deadline (11:59pm eastern standard time)
September  1, 2020 -- Author notification sent out
December 1, 2020 -- Camera ready version due
February 1, 2021 -- Expected online publication date
February 15, 2022-- Expected print publication date

Reviewing Process

The special edition will apply a two-step reviewing process. The 1-page abstract, due by March 1, will be reviewed by the editors and checked for (i) topical relevance, (ii) presentation quality, (iii) novelty, and (iv) at least one finding. This last requirement means that there has to be at least one number in the abstract that demonstrates some aspect of the findings. Authors of abstracts that satisfy the conditions are then invited to submit a full paper by March 7. This paper will then undergo a conference style reviewing cycle to ensure timely publication. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three distinct experts. Additional external reviewers might be called upon depending on the submission volume. Authors will receive acceptance notification and detailed feedback from the reviewers on September 1.

Submission Information

Please ensure that your manuscript conforms to the SSCR formatting guidelines, which can be accessed at https://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/garson/SSCORE/library.htm.  Please ensure all manuscripts are submitted as a word file (.doc or .docx), and includes a title, short title, abstract, keywords, and article type as well as biographical details for all authors.  Manuscripts must be no more than 10,000 words inclusive of all tables, figures, and references.  They must utilize APA formatting and be in 12 point, times new roman font with double spacing of all content.

Please send your abstracts to benoit.dupont@umontreal.ca and holtt@msu.edu.

About SSCR

For your reporting purposes, we note that in the most recent year for which data are available (2017), SSCR ranked #2 in impact among 98 journals in its field (interdisciplinary social science). We also ranked 20/105 in Computer Science, Interdisciplinary; and 14/88 in Information Science & Library Science. SSCR is now in its 37th year of publication.

About the Editors

Benoît Dupont is the holder of the Canada Research Chair in Cybersecurity and the Research Chair for the Prevention of Cybercrime. He is a Professor of Criminology at the Université de Montréal and the Scientific Director of the Smart Cybersecurity Network (SERENE-RISC), one of Canada’s Centers of Excellence. His current research interests focus on the governance of security and the use of networked initiatives to enhance online safety, as well as the coevolution of crime and technology, with a particular emphasis on the social organization of malicious hackers

Thomas J. Holt is a professor in the School of Criminal Justice at Michigan State University.  He is also the director of the International Interdisciplinary Research Consortium on Cybercrime, a collaborative network of scholars who study cybercrime and cybersecurity issues.  His research focuses on issues related to computer hacking, fraud, and ideologically-motivated cyberattacks. 


SOCIOLOGICAL IMAGINATION Back to Top

Special Issue: The Changing Face of Poverty in Post-Recession America (Fall 2020)
Manuscripts Due: April 10, 2020

Sociological Imagination, the official journal of the Wisconsin Sociological Association, plans to publish a special issue in the fall of 2020 on the theme of The Changing Face of Poverty in Post-Recession America. Possible article topics include (but are not limited to): (1) the relationship of poverty to crime, victimization, incarceration, or other types of involvement with the criminal justice system; (2) the demographics of poverty, especially as it relates to its key correlates, such as race and educational attainment; (3) the spatial concentration of poverty in cities and neighborhoods; (4) the intergenerational transmission of poverty in families or communities; or (5) key sequelae of poverty, including increased risk of health problems and premature mortality. Manuscripts having a sociological orientation or focusing on changes taking place during or after the Great Recession will be given particular priority.

Submissions will be subjected to peer review. Manuscript length should not exceed approximately 30 double-spaced pages. For full formatting requirements, see: http://www.wisconsinsociologicalassociation.org/submit-to-sij.html. Please direct questions or manuscript submissions to:

Michael Friedson
Guest Editor
Assistant Professor, Sociology & Criminology
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
friedsom@uww.edu


SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES Back to Top

New Frontiers of Monetary Sanctions and Criminal Justice Debt
Call for Papers for 2020


Special Issue Guest Editor: Karin D. Martin (University of Washington)

The early scholarship on monetary sanctions has reached a general consensus on several fronts. Monetary sanctions have been shown to exact sizable personal and social costs for people, often exceeding the bounds of proportionality in punishment. These sanctions are ubiquitous in American criminal justice. They occur at every jurisdictional level and can be originated by nearly any criminal justice entity therein, rendering the types and nature of monetary sanctions complex and idiosyncratic while simultaneously exacerbating and reifying disparities found throughout the criminal justice system.

As these findings become increasingly known to policymakers, and as reform efforts are emerging around the country, the literature on monetary sanctions is at an important inflection point. We have a basic understanding of the status quo in descriptive terms, but knowledge about mechanisms and broader repercussions is lacking. In order to further scholarly knowledge on this topic, new inquiries are needed to address more sophisticated sets of questions. This special issue is devoted to advancing new theoretical and methodological inquiries into monetary sanctions.

Papers may focus on any aspect of monetary sanctions. Papers that do any of the following are especially encouraged:
1. Propose or engage a theoretical basis for understanding modern monetary sanction use. (What do relevant theories say about the deterrent or criminogenic effects of these sanctions? What frameworks can usefully compete with the notion of punishing poverty?)
2. Identify impacts of monetary sanctions beyond those directly related to financial strain. (How does criminal justice debt affect attitudes about the criminal justice system and governance more broadly? Does this form of debt operate differently from others in terms of its effect on political participation, social engagement, family dynamics, or motivation?)
3. Explore the revenue rationale undergirding expanded use of monetary sanctions. (How has this rationale been articulated by legislators and other policymakers and with what consequences for budgeting, allocations, and collection efforts? How well do the empirics support the notion that monetary sanctions are indeed a reliable source of state revenue?)
4. Examine the process of policy change, impetus, and resistance in the domain of monetary sanctions and/or criminal justice debt. (Are there lessons from other domains in criminal justice or beyond that suggest likely pitfalls or possibilities as the field progresses?)

The selected contributors will be invited to submit a full-length manuscript (up to 40 pages, inclusive of supplemental materials) by February 1, 2020. The papers will then be sent out for peer review, and authors will receive their reviews by mid-March 2020. Revised manuscripts and their corresponding editorial memos must be received by May 1, 2020. Manuscripts accepted for publication will appear in the special issue, which is tentatively slated to be published in October 2020.

Submission Guidelines and Details
Prospective contributors should submit a proposal of no more than six, double-spaced pages, including supplemental materials (tables, figures, references, etc.). In addition, contributors must include some preliminary analyses (up to two, double-spaced pages in length), including data descriptions, sample sizes, tables, figures, preliminary models, etc. Text must be in 12-point, Times New Roman font, and all submissions must include 1-inch margins on all four sides, with pages numbered sequentially. Submissions should be prepared using the ASA Style Guide (Fourth Edition).

Proposed paper submissions should be uploaded as a single document and received no later than 5 PM PST on January 15, 2020 to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/sop. You must note that your submission is for the “Monetary Sanctions” special issue.


STABILITY: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT Back to Top

Stability helps to connect policymakers, practitioners, academics and others with timely, peer-reviewed research on a wide range of issues related to stabilization, peacekeeping, state building, crime and violence prevention, development cooperation and humanitarian action. All articles, commentaries and practice notes published by Stability are freely accessible and widely disseminated in academic, policy and practitioner networks. Stability is dedicated to providing a vehicle for academics and researchers based in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states (FFCAS) to publish their work.

Stability is the flagship publication of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG), a non-profit think tank dedicated to the study of security and governance transitions in FFCAS. Based in Canada, the CSG maintains a global, multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and academics engaged in international security and development issues. The CSG’s core mission is to enhance the efficacy of donor assistance and support to FFCAS through world-class research.

Stability not only features evidence-based research and analysis but also promotes a more timely and responsive model of publishing – one which ensures that individuals in violence-affected and transitional contexts have an opportunity not only to read our content but also to submit articles for consideration by our expert pool of peer reviewers. For more information regarding Stability, visit the ABOUT page.

 


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

State Crime is the first peer-reviewed, international journal that seeks to disseminate leading research on the illicit practices of states. The concept of state crime is not confined to legally recognised states but can include any authority that exerts political and military control over a substantial territory (e.g. the FARC). The journals focus is a reflection of the growing awareness within criminology that state criminality is endemic and acts as a significant barrier to security and development. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives are welcomed. Topics covered by the journal 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.

Contributions should be e-mailed as a Word document to: journal@statecrime.org.

Articles are reviewed on the understanding that they are submitted solely to this journal. If accepted, they may not be published elsewhere in full or in part without the Editors permission.To ensure anonymity in the review process, do not include the names of authors or institution in the abstract or body of the manuscript. Send a separate file including the title of the manuscript, full names of the author(s), the name and address of the institution from which the work originates, and the telephone number, fax number and e-mail address of the corresponding author. Please include a short abstract of no more than 150 words and up to six keywords. This file should contain the main body of the manuscript. Articles should normally be between 5,000 and 8,000 words in length, including abstract and references, but longer articles will be considered.

All articles accepted for review are submitted to double blind peer reviewing by at least two referees. Final decisions of publication remain with the Editorial Board.


TRAUMA, VIOLENCE, & ABUSE Back to Top

Trauma, Violence, & Abuse (TVA), peer-reviewed and published five times a year, is a review journal devoted to organizing, synthesizing, and expanding knowledge on all forms of trauma, abuse, and violence. Dedicated to professionals and advanced students, TVA is intended to compile knowledge that clearly affects practice, policy, and research. TVA publishes only reviews of research and law review articles. Reviewed literatures may come from the social or behavioral sciences or the law.

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/tvawhere authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Inquiries may be made by email at jiv@u.washington.edu.


TRENDS IN ORGANIZED CRIME Back to Top

Trends in Organized Crime presents a composite of analyses and syntheses of research on organized crime, drawn from a variety of sources. It publishes peer-reviewed, original research articles and excerpts from significant governmental reports. The contents also include reviews of important new books and presents analysis and commentary on current issues in organized crime.

Trends in Organized Crime is an ideal resource for practitioners and policy makers, as well as the academic community. It is published in association with the International Association for the Study of Organized Crime (IASOC).

Submissions


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/ .


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