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Feminist Criminology is an innovative journal that is dedicated to research related to women, girls, and crime within the context of a feminist critique of criminology. Published quarterly by SAGE Publications as the official journal of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, this international publication focuses on research and theory that highlights the gendered nature of crime.
The feminist critique of criminology incorporates a perspective that the paths to crime differ for males and females. Therefore, research that uses sex as a control variable often fails to illuminate the factors that predict female criminality. Feminist Criminology provides a venue for articles that place women in the center of the research question, answering different questions than the mainstream approach of controlling for sex.
Feminist Criminology features research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodology and includes insightful topics such as
- Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Diversity in the Study of Women and Crime
- Cross-Cultural / International Perspectives on Women and Crime
- Women Working in the Criminal Justice Profession
- How Women Offenders Are Treated in the Criminal Justice System
- Girls and Women as Victims
- Feminist Theories of Crime
- Girls, Women and the Justice System
The main aim of Feminist Criminology is to focus on research related to women, girls and crime. The scope includes research on women working in the criminal justice profession, women as offenders and how they are dealt with in the criminal justice system, women as victims, and theories and tests of theories related to women and crime. The feminist critique of criminology incorporates a perspective that the paths to crime differ for males and females, thus research that uses sex as a control variable often fails to illuminate the factors that predict female criminality. This journal will highlight research that takes a perspective designed to demonstrate the gendered nature of crime and responses to crime. The main focus of the journal will be empirical research and theory, although the editor welcomes practice-oriented manuscripts.
|Diana Rodriguez-Spahia||John Jay College of Criminal Justice|
|Joanne Belknap||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Venessa Garcia||Kean University|
|Nancy C. Jurik||Arizona State University|
|Susan F. Sharp||University of Oklahoma|
|Freda Adler||University of Pennsylvania|
|Nawal H. Ammar||University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada|
|Tammy L. Anderson||University of Delaware|
|Carolyn Rebecca Block||Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority|
|Amanda Burgess-Proctor||Oakland University|
|Stephanie Bush-Baskette||Rutgers-Newark University|
|Laura Capobianco||UN Women|
|Kerry Carrington||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Meda Chesney-Lind||University of Hawaii at Manoa|
|Johnna Christian||Rutgers University|
|Kimberly J. Cook||University of North Carolina, Wilmington|
|Amy D’Unger||The Georgia Institute of Technology|
|Kathleen Daly||Griffith University, Australia|
|Mona Danner||Old Dominion University|
|Walter DeKeseredy||West Virginia University, Morgantown|
|Helen M. Eigenberg||University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, USA|
|Sonia M. Frias||Universidad Autónoma de México|
|Aisha K. Gill||University of Roehampton, UK|
|Rebecca Hayes||Central Michigan University|
|Frances Heidensohn||London School of Economics|
|Jana Jasinski||Sociology, University of Central Florida|
|Nikki Jones||University of California, Berkeley|
|Janice O. Joseph||The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey|
|Barbara Koons-Witt||University of South Carolina|
|Susan T. Krumholz||University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth|
|Karen Joe Laidler||University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong|
|Toya Z. Like-Haislip||University of Missouri - Kansas City|
|Vera Lopez||Arizona State University|
|Ruth Mann||University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada|
|James W. Messerschmidt||University of Southern Maine|
|Susan Miller||University of Delaware|
|Vesna Nikolic-Ristanovic||University of Belgrade, Serbia|
|Chioma D. Onyige||University of Port Harcourt|
|Barbara Owen||California State University, Fresno|
|Hillary A. Potter||University of Colorado at Boulder|
|Cara E. Rabe-Hemp||Illinois State University|
|Christine Rasche||University of North Florida|
|Claire Renzetti||University of Kentucky|
|Beth E. Richie||University of Illinois at Chicago|
|Bonita Veysey||Rutgers University|
|Jennifer K. Wesely||University of North Florida|
|Nancy Wonders||Northern Arizona University|
|Vernetta D Young||Howard University|
|Marjorie Zatz||Arizona State University|
Feminist Criminology welcomes academics, practitioners, and researchers interested in studies that incorporate a feminist critique to the study of gender and crime to submit articles, reviews, or special issue proposals to the editor. The focus should be on various aspects of women and crime, broadly defined. This includes articles testing theories or setting forth theory, articles examining women as offenders or victims of crime, or women in any aspect the criminal justice system as either offenders or employees. Manuscripts involving empirical research, theoretical analysis, and practice-oriented papers will be considered as will essays on teaching, social action agencies, and book reviews on issues of gender and crime.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by the diverse and distinguished multi-disciplinary editorial board and should be submitted in electronic format, not exceeding 32 double-spaced typed pages, with a 100-word abstract and a brief autobiographical sketch. Figures, tables, and references must be on separate pages and should follow the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition). Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum.
All manuscripts must be submitted online to Feminist Criminology using SAGETRACK. This system makes it easy to submit your article as well as submit revisions and resubmissions through automatic linking. Authors also can track the progress of submissions online. To submit an article and all supplementary files, visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fc. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts should not exceed 32 double-spaced typed pages. Submissions also should include a 100-word abstract and a brief autobiographical sketch. Figures, tables, and references should follow the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition). Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the diverse and distinguished multi-disciplinary editorial board and other scholars in the field.
When submitting your manuscript online, it is important to ensure that all identifying information is removed from your document before it undergoes peer review. If a manuscript is improperly blinded, it will need to be sent back to you for correction which will ultimately delay the review process.
Below is a checklist for removing identifying information, to help you ensure your documents are properly blinded:
- Manuscript file names
- Within your abstract
- Author’s responses (for revised manuscripts)
- Do not include a signature
- Do not put them on letterhead
- Footnotes acknowledging grant awards or funding
- Use of “I”, “we”, “me” with specific reference to names in the body of the text or within citations
- Reference to previous experiences, awards, or previous research that is singular, unique, or repeated
- When citing works by you or any coauthors, reference them in the text and on your reference page as the phrase “removed for review”
- We advise using the following format for both in-text and reference page citations, with the reference page citation being alphabetized to "R", removed for review
- Manuscript and/or citation should not appear anywhere that is searchable by internet (e.g. on your online CV or on academia.edu)
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