Criminology & Public Policy

Cover image for Vol. 13 Issue 2

Edited By: William D. Bales and Daniel S. Nagin, Editors, and L. Sergio Garduno, Managing Editor

Online ISSN: 1745-9133

Call for Papers: Criminology & Public Policy


Criminology & Public Policy (CPP) is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to advance and strengthen the role of scientific research in criminal justice policy and practice. We publish high-quality evidence-based research that examines criminal and juvenile justice policy related areas. Most articles use criminological theory and rigorous data analyses to examine an existing policy or practice and use the empirical findings as a basis for providing policy makers with actionable recommendations for either staying the course or altering the policy or practice. We also welcome synthetic reviews of the evidence concerning the effectiveness of a public policy or practice. The journal is uniquely designed to reach both academic and practitioner audiences.

We are very interested in expanding CPP to have an international perspective. Policy makers and policy oriented researchers from across the world can learn from the experiences of countries other than their own. We thus welcome submissions analyzing policy and practice outside the USA.

We seek international and interdisciplinary papers that address all aspects of criminal and juvenile justice policies and practices. Some topical areas CPP is particularly interested in, but not to the exclusion of other areas, include the following:

• Policies and practices aimed at reducing mass incarceration and the associated collateral consequences of imprisonment
• Effective and innovative police strategies
• Community correctional policies, practices, and procedures
• Drug offender policies and programs
• Reentry initiatives
• Victim services
• Juvenile justice specific policies, practices, and programs
• Explanations of the drop in reported crime, arrests, and number of juveniles incarcerated
• Impact of immigration policies and practices on crime and incarceration rates
• Prevention policies and programs
• Criminal justice cost-benefit analyses

Submitted manuscripts must be written in the style outlined in the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA), must not have been previously published, and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.

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