Call for Papers – Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice


The Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice is welcoming submissions!

About the journal

The Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice provides a unique single outlet on the notion of a ‘seamless disposal’, covering contact with the police, prosecutors, courts and sentencing through to custody and release. The journal examines how criminal justice institutions engage with the community and non-criminal justice agencies. All papers published in JCRPP are double blind peer-reviewed.

The journal publishes research from a variety of perspectives including the offender(s), the victim(s), communities and professionals involved. Topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

  • Initial and preventative contact
  • Containment (involving police, courts and custody)
  • Through-care, resettlement and community-based work
  • Crime detection and related prevention
  • Policing
  • Diversionary programmes
  • Probation interventions
  • Psychological interventions
  • Community treatment
  • Institutional treatment
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Prison conditions
  • Court involvement
  • Intervention effectiveness
  • Legal applications.

The journal covers the following key research areas:

  • Criminal justice
  • Policing
  • Courts and sentencing
  • Crime scene and crime detection
  • Prisons and probation
  • Forensic settings
  • Legal applications
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Community justice.

Submit to the journal

To submit your research, please visit the journal’s ScholarOne website.

In preparing papers, authors are asked to follow the standard JCRPP Author Guidelines, which are available here

If you have any questions about the submission process, please contact a member of the JCRPP Editorial Team:


Professor Jane L. Ireland, [email protected]

Dr Michael Lewis, [email protected]

Commissioning Editor

Danielle Crow, [email protected]