Opportunities, Calls for Papers and Conferences

An International Journal 
Crime, Law and Social Change is a peerreviewed journal that publishes essays and reviews dealing with the political economy of organized crime whether at the transnational, national, regional or local levels anywhere in the world. In addition, the Journal publishes work on financial crime, political corruption, environmental crime, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations. The Journal is also committed to publishing in the general area of Human Rights including studies of genocide, essays of compensation and justice for survivors of mass murder and statesponsored terrorism, analyses of international human rights organizations (both governmental and NGO’s), and essays focused on gender, racial and ethnic equality. Crime, Law and Social Change invites scholars from all disciplines to submit book reviews. The Journal recently expanded its book review section, and will work with scholars to match their research interests with books we have received for review. Furthermore, Crime, Law and Social Change will, on occasion, solicit books from publishers at the request of prospective authors. Young scholars looking for publishing opportunities are also encouraged to submit reviews. For further information, please contact:
Nikos Passas, Professor
Northeastern University
College of Criminal Justice
400 Churchill Hall
Boston, MA 021155000
tel. 16173734309
fax: 16173738998
Peter Manning
Elmer V. H. and Eileen M. Brooks Trustee Professor
Northeastern University
College of Criminal Justice, 400 Churchill Hall
Boston, MA 021155000,
tel. 16173737748


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 peerreviewed journal, we encourage the submission of articles, research notes, and commentaries that focus on crime and justicerelated
topics broadly defined. Five copies of manuscripts should be submitted in English, follow APA style, be doublespaced throughout, including references, tables and indented quotations, and cannot be under consideration by another publication. An abstract not to exceed 200 words must be included with submissions.
Send to:
Dean Dabney, Editor
Criminal Justice Review
Georgia State University
Department of Criminal Justice
P.O. Box 4018
Atlanta, GA 303024018
Phone: (404) 4131039
Fax: (404) 4131030

Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS), formerly Western Criminology Review (WCR), is the official journal of the Western
Society of Criminology. This peerreviewed 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; practiceoriented 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 30page 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. ScottHayward— via email at CCJLS@WesternCriminology.org.

Criminology & Public Policy:

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

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, peacemaking, postmodernist and leftrealist 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, nonlinear 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 CDROM) to:
Dr. Shahid Alvi, EditorinChief,
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..
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.


Homicide Studies Special Issue:

The Intersection between Homicide, Terrorism and Violent Extremism (February 2018 issue) Special Issue Editors: Gary LaFree and Jeffrey Gruenewald Homicide Studies is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on homicide, terrorism and violent extremism. Primary consideration will be given to submissions that feature original, innovative, and empirical work. We are looking for manuscripts that compare terrorist violence and homicide to non-politicized cases of violence and homicide. Comparisons can also be drawn between terrorist homicide and non-fatal or non-violent terrorist attacks, terrorist homicides with non-ideological mass shootings and suicide terrorist homicides with non-suicide terrorist homicides. Manuscripts considered for this special issue may focus on a variety of topics, including (but not limited to): (a) the etiology of ideologically-motivated and non-ideologically motivated forms of homicide, (b) definitional issues in constructing terrorism, hate crime, and traditional forms of fatal violence, (c) theoretical issues in explaining traditional and nontraditional forms of homicide, (d) methodological issues in studying ideologically motivated and non-ideologically motivated homicide, (e) preventing ideologically and non-ideologically motivated homicide, and (f) similarities and differences in how the legal system responds to terrorist homicide and non-ideological homicide. We welcome interdisciplinary perspectives on these topics, and all types of methods and theoretical orientations are encouraged for the special issue. However, all submitted manuscripts should seek to advance theory and feature key implications for crime policy and practice. Manuscripts need to include homicide as one of the forms of violence considered. Deadline for submissions is March 1, 2017. Manuscripts need to follow the author instructions and editorial submission guidelines for Homicide Studies. All manuscripts will be submitted through ScholarOne, which can be accessed at: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hs. Select Special Issue Manuscript for the manuscript type. All papers will undergo peer reviewed. . 

The Journal of Crime and Justice, the official publication of the Midwestern Criminal Justice Association, is a triannual peerreviewed journal featuring original scholarly work in the area of crime and criminal justice. JC&J welcomes quantitative and qualitative articles and theoretical commentaries. Special topic issues are also welcomed. Michael J. Leiber, is the Editor at the University of South Florida. Current and forthcoming issues can be found at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/RJCJ/ . Prospective authors should send a cover letter with contact information and the manuscript electronically tohttp://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/rcje.


The Journal of Experimental Criminology focuses on high quality experimental and quasiexperimental 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 quasiexperimental studies, systematic reviews on substantive criminal justice problems, and methodological papers on experimentation and systematic review. The journal encourages submissions from scholars in the broad array of scientific disciplines that are concerned with crime and justice problems. For more information about the Journal of Experimental Criminology and for Authors’ Instructions, we kindly refer you to the journal homepage at http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/criminology/journal/11292. For additional information please contact the EditorinChief:
Professor David Weisburd, at either The Hebrew University or University of
Institute of Criminology
Faculty of Law
2/10/2017 Calls for Papers
Faculty of Law
The Hebrew University
Mt. Scopus, Jerusalem 91905
Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
2220 LeFrak Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
Please send your submissions to:
Managing Editor:
Mrs Rochelle Schnurr


We are pleased to call for articles for the inaugural issue of the Journal of International and Transnational Crime. The initial issue will explore the range of crimes we will examine in greater depth in future editions. We are looking for 25003500 word oped style essays describing, at a macrolevel, the current challenges to US security posed by these crimes. We would like each essay to focus on a single transnational criminal issue. This could include, but is not limited to:
• national security crimes—espionage and/or illegal tech transfer/counter proliferation;
• money laundering, racketeering, and organized crime;
• narcotics and/or arms trafficking;
• transnational cybercrime;
• terrorism;
• human trafficking;
• genocide/crimes against humanity and the ICC
Articles will be due by 15 June, but we would like to lock in authors as soon as possible. We invite you to forward this on to colleagues with appropriate research interests; graduate students and current or retired security/law enforcement officers are also welcome. Please contact me directly to express interest. We will also publish a case study of an investigation on transnational organized crime. It will be one that has already been adjudicated so we can get the best access to case materials. We are looking for volunteers to work on this case study—let me know if you or one of your colleagues/students might be interested in that project.
Gabriel C. Lajeunesse, J.D.
Assistant Professor
School of National Services;
International Law Research Fellow
Director, Prg. on Int’l./Trans. Crime
Norwich University

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
2/10/2017 Calls for Papers
State University of New York
Albany, NY 12222
Style guidelines and a sample copy are available at the Journal's web
The Journal of the Justice Research and Statistics Association Justice Research and Policy is a semiannual, peerreviewed 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 peerreview process normally takes three to four months.
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
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
Submissions: JRP only considers original, unpublished manuscripts not under review by other journals. Manuscripts should be 20 to 30 pages in length,
doublespaced,and include an abstract of 50100 words. We prefer graphics in either jpeg or tiff files, placed at the end of the manuscript, along with any tables, with callouts 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.
Please send all manuscripts and questions to nmichel@jrsa.org.
Nancy Michel
Justice Research and Statistics Association
777 North Capitol Street, NE, Suite 801
Washington, DC 20002

Women & Criminal Justice:

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.