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Safer Communities - new Co-Editor from 2017


Emerald Publishing is pleased to welcome Dr Vicky Heap, Sheffield Hallam University, UK as the new Co-Editor of the journal Safer Communities (SC) from February 2017, alongside current Co-Editor Dr Tim Bateman, University of Bedfordshire, UK.

We thank Professor Hannah Smithson, former Co-Editor, for her work on the journal up until this point, who is stepping down at the end of January. However, we are very pleased that Professor Smithson will be taking up a new role on the Safer Communities’ Editorial Advisory Board.

Vicky Heap is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Sheffield Hallam University, where she is co-chair of the Criminal Justice Institutions Research Cluster at the Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice. Vicky has researched various aspects of anti-social behaviour including: public perceptions, victims and government policy. Her key publications include: 'Putting Victims First? A Critique of Coalition Anti-Social Behaviour Policy', Critical Social Policy (2016) 36(2): 246-264; and Administrating Victimization: The Politics of Anti-Social Behaviour and Hate Crime Policy, co-written with Marian Duggan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

A recent Safer Communities Special Issue was also Guest Edited by Vicky Heap: Coming of Age: developments, dilemmas and debates about anti-social behaviour (2016) 15 (4). Available online here: 

For more information on Safer Communities please visit the journal’s homepage: and sign up to receive Table of Contents Alerts so that you are notified as soon as new content is published.

New submissions are welcome for 2017 publication, please see the journal’s Author Guidelines here: . Submissions are made online using the ScholarOne submission and peer review site: .

For further enquiries please contact Lizzy Seal, Publisher at or the Editors: Tim Bateman and Vicky Heap