Feminist Criminology
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Feminist Criminology

2014 Impact Factor: 0.742
2014 Ranking: 32/55 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Editor
Rosemary L. Barberet John Jay College of Criminal Justice

eISSN: 1557086X| ISSN: 15570851|Current volume: 10|Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
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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. 

Editorial Assistant
Diana Rodriguez-Spahia John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Deputy Editors
Joanne Belknap University of Colorado at Boulder
Venessa Garcia Kean University
Nancy C. Jurik Arizona State University
Susan F. Sharp University of Oklahoma
Board Members
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
  • Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources
  • Feminist Periodicals: A Current Listing of Contents
  • Journal Citation Report – Science edition
  • NISC
  • ProQuest: CSA Sociological Abstracts
  • PsycINFO
  • SafetyLit
  • Social SciSearch
  • Thomson Reuters: Current Contents - Physical, Chemical & Earth Sciences
  • 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 femcrim@jjay.cuny.edu.

    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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