For over 45 years, this international forum has advanced research in criminology and criminal justice. Through articles, research notes, and special issues, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency continues to keep you up to date on contemporary issues and controversies within the criminal justice field.
Research and Analysis
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency presents a wide range of research and analysis in the field of criminology. You’ll find research on the social, political and economic contexts of criminal justice, examining victims, offenders, police, courts and sanctions.
The science of criminal justice combines a wide range of academic disciplines and fields of practice. To advance the field of criminal justice the journal provides a forum that is informed by a variety of fields. Among the perspectives that you’ll find represented in the journal are:
- criminal justice/administration
- crime prevention
- crime science
- police studies
- political science
|David Kirk||Oxford University, UK|
|Eric S. Stewart||Florida State University, USA|
|Pamela Wilcox||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Min Xie||University of Maryland, USA|
|Robert Apel||Rutgers University, USA|
|J. C. Barnes||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Bianca Bersani||University of Massachusetts - Boston|
|Scott H. Decker||Arizona State University, USA|
|Abigail A. Fagan||University of Florida, USA|
|Elizabeth Groff||Temple University, USA|
|Carter Hay||Florida State University, USA|
|Shane D. Johnson||University College, London, UK|
|Derek A. Kreager||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|Candace Kruttschnitt||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Daniel Mears||Florida State University, USA|
|Paul Nieuwbeerta||Leiden University, Netherlands|
|Graham Ousey||College of William and Mary, USA|
|Raymond Paternoster||University of Maryland, USA|
|Alex R. Piquero, Ph.D.||Dallas, TX, USA|
|Eric Piza||John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA|
|Travis C. Pratt||University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute|
|David C. Pyrooz||Sam Houston State University, USA|
|Lee Ann Slocum||University of Missouri St. Louis, USA|
|Mercer L. Sullivan||Rutgers University, USA|
|Geoff Ward||University of California - Irvine, USA|
|Brandon C. Welsh||Northeastern University, USA|
|John Wooldredge||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Emily M. Wright||University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA|
|Erica Fissel||University of Cincinnati, USA|
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