The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice

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Edited By: David Wilson and Penny Green

Online ISSN: 1468-2311

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Virtual Issues

The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice is pleased to offer virtual issues of the journal, which bring together articles on a particular theme from different issues and volumes of the journal.

Themes include:
Research Methods
Project and Programme Evaluation
Crime, Justice and the Media
Student Reader

All articles within the virtual issues are free to access and can be found here



2012 Best Paper Award was presented to Courting Compassion: Victims, Policy, and the Question of Justice by Sandra Walklate

For advice on how to get published in the journal and in the wider Criminology field, please see our booklet, below, designed to help the early career researcher understand more about submitting their papers.

The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice now accepts online submissions. Please submit all articles at

Key article on family annihilation

Of all the dark forms that murder can take, the slaying of a family by the father is one of the most tragic and the least understood. This first ever study of British ‘family annihilators’, has been published in The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice, has analysed three decades of cases and reveals four new types of annihilator.

This article is now freely available here.

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Watch Nic Groombridge's introduction to the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice's Virtual Issue below.

Nic Groombridge

Watch the editor, David Wilson, talk about the Howard Journal of Criminal Justice below.

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