Homicide Studies

Homicide Studies

An Interdisciplinary & International Journal
2014 Impact Factor: 1.159
2014 Ranking: 20/55 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2014 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2015)

Lynn A. Addington Justice, Law and Criminology, American University

eISSN: 15526720| ISSN: 10887679|Current volume: 19|Current issue: 4 Frequency: Quarterly
Homicide Studies is a high quality, multidisciplinary publication devoted to the dissemination of information concerning research, public policy, and applied knowledge relating to the study of homicide. Homocide Studies brings you the latest thinking and discussion in homicide studies aiding more effective public policies to help reduce and possibly prevent future homicides.

Interdisciplinary Scholarship

Bridging the gap between academic and practitioner, as well as between wide-reaching disciplines, Homicide Studies brings you papers from the following areas:

Criminal Justice
Public Health Public Policy
Social Work
Political Science

Comprehensive Focus

Homicide Studies is essential reading for academic researchers, people involved in law and practice, and those involved in the development and evaluation of public policy. The journal publishes a wide range of current scholarship relating to homicide, including such topics as:

  • The effects of capital punishment in deterring homicides
  • Projected psychological profiles of serial killers and the match to actual offenders
  • Feminist theories of homicide
  • Cross-cultural and/or international comparisons of homicide research findings
  • Analyses of trends in homicide offending and victimization
  • The correlation between child abuse and homicidal tendencies
  • Evaluations of support groups for family members of homicide victims
  • Assessment of brain injury through child abuse among convicted homicide offenders
  • Determining predictors of lethal violence among couples with histories of domestic violence
  • Differentiating the dynamics of homicide and non-lethal assaults
  • Investigative techniques that enhance probabilities of offender identification
  • Methodological problems posed by decreasing homicide clearance rates


Homicide Studies is an interdisciplinary, international publication dedicated to the dissemination of empirical research addressing issues pertinent to the study of homicide.

Lynn A. Addington Justice, Law and Criminology, American University
Associate Editors
Candice Batton University of Nebraska
Carolyn Rebecca Block Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, Co-founder of Homicide Research Working Group
Richard Block Sociology, Loyola University, Co-founder of Homicide Research Working Group
Jay Corzine University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
Gary F. Jensen Vanderbilt University, USA
Wendy Regoeczi Sociology and Criminology, Cleveland State University, USA
Gabrielle Salfati John Jay School of Criminal Justice
M. Dwayne Smith Criminology, University of South Florida, Founding Editor of Homicide Studies
Book Review Editor
Jeffery Osborne John Jay School of Criminal Justice
Copy Editor
Editorial Board
Roland Chilton Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Myrna Dawson University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Douglas Eckberg Winthrop University, USA
Lin Huff-Corzine Sociology, University of Central Florida
John P. Jarvis Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy
Jana Jasinski Sociology, University of Central Florida
Sang-Weon Kim Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea
Matthew R. Lee Sociology, Louisiana State University
Steven Malby United Nations, Austria
Ramiro Martinez Policy and Management, Florida International University
Steven F. Messner Sociology, State University of New York, Albany
Paul Nieuwbeerta Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law, Netherlands
Karen F. Parker University of Delaware
Chris Rasche University of North Florida
Marc Riedel Sociology and Criminal Justice, Southeastern Louisiana University
Richard Rosenfeld Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Missouri, St Louis
D. Kim Rossmo Texas State University, USA
Randolph Roth Ohio State University
Jukka Savolainen University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Raymond Teske Sam Houston State University
Victoria B. Titterington Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University
Kimberly Vogt Sociology, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
James Wright Sociology, University of Central Florida
Managing Editor
John Blunk Cleveland State University, USA
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  • Note to submitting authors:
    Manuscripts currently under review or submitted up to December 31, 2014, will be handled by the outgoing Editor in Chief, Wendy C Regoeczi, (w.regoeczi@csuohio.edu). Manuscripts submitted on or after January 1, 2015, will be handled by the incoming Editor in Chief, Lynn Addington.

    Submissions for review by Homicide Studies should be empirically based, using quantitative or qualitative methods. Theoretical papers, research summaries, and public policy reviews are also welcomed. Submissions of manuscripts dealing with violence as a generic issue are discouraged. However, treatments of other areas of violent behavior would be considered if the central concern is the relationship between the violence and homicide. The Editor also welcomes proposals for Special Issues.

    Manuscripts should not exceed 30 pages, and should begin with a brief abstract of about 100 words. Figures, tables and references must be on separate pages. Submissions should be typewritten, double-spaced, with footnotes, references, tables, and charts on separate pages, and should follow the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition). Manuscripts will be sent out anonymously for editorial evaluation, so the author's name, affiliation, and contact information should be included on separate cover page. Submission of the manuscript implies that it has not been previously published and is not under consideration elsewhere.

    All manuscripts must be submitted using the ScholarOne on-line submission system, located at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/hs. Please note that manuscripts are no longer accepted through e-mail or regular mail to the Editor.

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

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