Journal of Criminal Psychology - Call for papers

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About the journal

The Journal of Criminal Psychology (JCP) is both multi-agency and multidisciplinary and publishes both scholarly and practitioner-based research on all aspects of the psychology of criminal behaviour. The journal’s content is of relevance internationally to academics, the police, social workers, youth offending and youth justice teams, prison workers and other professionals representing various facets of the criminal justice system.

The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Predictors of delinquent and criminal behaviour;
  • Classification of offenders;
  • Risk assessment and risk management;
  • Prevention, intervention, and treatment programmes;
  • Offender and offense characteristics;
  • Policing;
  • Interrogation and witness testimony;
  • Criminal thinking style and criminal identity;
  • Process of prisonization; and
  • Recidivism.

Submit to the journal

The journal encourages submissions from academics, researchers, and practitioners. The journal publishes papers based on quantitative and/or qualitative research design. Original conceptual papers and brief research reports will also be considered for publication. Papers published in JCP are double blind peer-reviewed.

To find out more about this journal, please visit the journal homepage.

To submit to this journal, simply go to JCP's ScholarOne page.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Editor or Commissioning Editor below:

Dr Dominic Willmott (Editor)
[email protected]

Catherine McAteer (Commissioning Editor)
[email protected]

Thank you for your interest in submitting to the Journal of Criminal Psychology!