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International Criminology is a multidisciplinary journal dedicated to fostering theoretical, conceptual, and empirical contributions in the field of global criminology and criminal justice.

  • Welcomes papers on a diverse range of topics and approaches.
  • Draws from disciplines such as criminology, sociology, political science, anthropology, law and society, and psychology.
  • Targets a broad international, geographically diverse audience.
  • Editorial leadership team brings many years of research and publishing expertise.

  • Ineke Haen Marshall,
  • Janet P. Stamatel
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March 2024 |

Volume 4, Issue 1

Special Issue: From under the shadow of the state: Victim participation in criminal justice

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    The Editors-in-Chief of International Criminology welcome your engagement with the journal. For instance, you may wish to submit a book review, or send a copy of your book for potential review; apply to be a peer reviewer; and/or submit a proposal for a thematic issue or symposium. Click on the heading to learn more!

  • Foreign-language abstracts

    International Criminology is proud to be a global publication. If your paper is accepted for publication in the journal, you will be offered the option of including an abstract in your native language, which must match the English-language abstract in content, format, and approximate word count. This second abstract will immediately follow the English-language abstract in your published paper, both online and in issue. 

  • Join the conversation

    Despite being a relatively young journal, International Criminology generates lots of conversation on social media. In particular, our Twitter presence is robust: as of mid-April 2023, Altmetric picked up 743 tweets about International Criminology content, from 341 unique tweeters in 33 countries. Our main Twitter handles are @SpringerCrim and @IntlCriminology - and don't forget @ascdicX, the handle of our affiliated ASC Division of International Criminology. We hope you'll join the conversation: be sure to include a link to the article you're discussing, even if it's a shortened version. Let's talk International Criminology!

    It's heartening to see International Criminology's data-driven research being invoked in the mainstream press. For instance, in June 2022 an article in The Michigan Daily wove in findings from "Executive Clemency During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Global Analysis of Law and Practice" and a piece from The Conversation cited and built upon "COVID-19 Conspiracies, Trust in Authorities, and Duty to Comply with Social Distancing Restrictions" - a relevant, resonant, and Open Access article that starred in 3 press articles, a blog post, a policy document, and 19 Tweets (and counting). 

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