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Crime & Delinquency

Crime & Delinquency

eISSN: 1552387X | ISSN: 00111287 | Current volume: 69 | Current issue: 13-14 Frequency: 14 Times/YearTimes/Year

Crime & Delinquency (CAD), peer-reviewed and published 8 times per year, is a policy-oriented journal offering a wide range of research and analysis for the scholar and professional in criminology and criminal justice. CAD focuses on issues and concerns that impact the criminal justice system, including the social, political and economic contexts of criminal justice, as well as the victims, criminals, courts and sanctions. 

Crime & Delinquency is a valuable resource for policy-makers, scholars, administrators, and researchers in the criminal justice field. Each issue brings you sound, practical policy and program analyses.

Leading Scholarship

Crime & Delinquency is a policy-oriented journal for the professional with direct involvement in the criminal justice field. Addressing specific policy or program implications, Crime & Delinquency focuses on the following areas:

  • The social, political and economic context
  • The victim and the offender
  • The criminal justice response
  • The setting and implications of sanctions

Research and Analysis

This outstanding journal brings you a wide range of research and analysis spanning the criminal justice field. In addition to exploring the social, political and economic contexts of criminal justice, Crime & Delinquency examines the victims, criminals, courts and sanctions.

Thought Provoking

The information you need to stay on top of your field is at your fingertips with Crime & Delinquency. You’ll have access to:

  • Practical research findings
  • Debates on current issues
  • Program/policy implications
  • Future directions in the field
  • Reviews of current literature

In-Depth Coverage

Crime & Delinquency occasionally supplements its broad coverage with Special Issues focusing on topics of pressing social concern. Guest edited by experts in the field, the journal’s Special Issues provide a balanced study of their subject.

Crime & Delinquency is a peer reviewed, policy-oriented journal for the scholar and professional with an interest in the field of criminology and criminal justice. The journal was developed to focus on a wide variety of issues and concerns that impact the criminal justice system.

Danielle Marie Carkin Stonehill College, USA
Associate Editors
Jennifer Cobbina Michigan State University, USA
Jared Dmello Sam Houston State University, USA
Karen Parker University of Delaware, USA
Alex R. Piquero University of Miami, USA
Executive Editorial Board
Max Abrahms Northeastern University, USA
Geoffrey Alpert University of South Carolina, USA
Anita Blowers University of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA
Alfred Blumstein Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Robert Bohm University of Central Florida, USA
Meda Chesney-Lind University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Jaeyong Choi West Chester University, USA
Julius Debro University of Washington, USA
Walter Dekeseredy West Virginia University, USA
James O. Finkenauer Rutgers University, Newark, USA
Patrick R. Gartin Missouri State University, USA
Bill King Boise State University, USA
Barry Krisberg University of California, Berkeley, USA
Jodi Lane University of Florida, USA
Krissi Levan University of Idaho, Moscow, USA
Lin Liu University of Florida, USA
Alan Lizotte State University of New York, Albany, USA
Rimonda Maroun Endicott College, USA
Susan McNeeley Minnesota Department of Corrections, USA
Alida Merlo Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Fawn Ngo University of South Florida, USA
Nick Petersen University of Miami, USA
Alex R. Piquero University of Miami, USA
Joan Reid University of South Florida, USA
Kanika Samuels-Wortley Carleton University, Canada
Christine Sellers University of South Florida, USA
Risdon Slate Florida Southern University, USA
Anamika Twyman-Ghoshal University of Gloucestershire, UK
Gennaro Vito University of Louisville, USA
Patricia Warren Florida State University, USA
Jason Williams Montclair University, USA
Tom Winfree New Mexico State University, USA
Jennifer Wong Simon Fraser University, Canada
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    All submissions must be in a Word format.


    The title page is a separate Word file which includes: 

    • title of the article
    • author's (and co-authors) full name, current position, affiliation, institutional and email address, telephone and fax numbers
    • up to five key words as it should appear if it were to be published
    • a short biographical note of each author as it should appear if it were to be published.

    Notes: a) Be sure to include all contact information for co-authors, and b) If there are multiple authors, please indicate the designated corresponding author.

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    3. Each manuscript should begin with an abstract of 100-120 words.
    4. Manuscripts should not exceed 30 typed pages inclusive. Submissions exceeding 30 typed, double-spaced pages, Times New Roman font, Size 12 pitch, with notes, references, tables, and figures (the latter two to be held to a minimum) on separate pages will be accepted only in exceptional cases.
    5. Manuscripts must be written in English.
    6. References should follow the guidelines indicated in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Note: Use endnotes rather than footnotes.
    7. Manuscripts are reviewed internally before they are sent out to external review – up to 5 business days during peak times of the year.
    8. Articles will normally be refereed by three or four external reviewers.
    9. You should expect to hear from the journal within 6-8 weeks of submission, after peer-review process has been completed.
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