Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency

2015 Impact Factor: 2.446
2015 Ranking: 6/57 in Criminology & Penology
2016 Release of Journal Citation Reports, Source: 2015 Web of Science Data

Michael Maxfield John Jay College, USA

Other Titles in:
Criminology | Juvenile/Youth Crime

eISSN: 1552731X | ISSN: 00224278 | Current volume: 53 | Current issue: 6 Frequency: Bi-monthly
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (JRCD), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, offers articles, research notes, review essays and Special Issues to keep you up-to-date on contemporary issues and controversies within the criminal justice field. For more than 40 years, this international forum has explored the social, political and economic contexts of criminal justice and examined victims, criminals, courts and sanctions.

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.

Comprehensive Coverage
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:

  • biology/genetics
  • criminology
  • criminal justice/administration
  • courts
  • corrections
  • crime prevention
  • crime science
  • economics
  • geography
  • police studies
  • political science
  • psychology
  • sociology
Associate Editors
Bonnie S. Fisher University of Cincinnati, USA
Jean M. McGloin University of Maryland, USA
Joel Miller Rutgers University
Marc Ouimet University of Montreal, Canada
Christopher J. Sullivan University of Cincinnati
Editorial Board
Robert S. Agnew Emory University, USA
Robert Apel Rutgers University
Stephen W. Baron Queen's University
Michael L. Benson University of Cincinnati, USA
Anthony Braga Harvard University, USA and Rutgers University, USA
Shawn D. Bushway University at Albany
Scott H. Decker Arizona State University - Downtown Campus
Elizabeth Groff Temple University, USA
Carter Hay Florida State University
John Hipp University of California, Irvine, USA
Beth Huebner University of Missouri St. Louis
Shane D. Johnson University College, London, UK
Tamara D. Madensen University of Nevada Las Vegas
David McDowall University at Albany
Daniel Mears Florida State University
Terrie Moffitt Duke University, USA
Mangai Natarajan John Jay College, USA
Paul Nieuwbeerta Leiden University
Emily Owens University of Pennsylvania
Raymond Paternoster University of Maryland
Anne Piehl Rutgers University
Alex Piquero University of Texas, Dallas, USA
Travis C. Pratt University of Cincinnati, USA
Jerry Ratcliffe Temple University, USA
Nancy Rodriguez Arizona State University
Robert J. Sampson Harvard University
Cassia C. Spohn Arizona State University
Mercer L. Sullivan Rutgers University
Terence P. Thornberry University of Maryland, USA
Charles R. Tittle North Carolina State University, USA
Michael Townsley Griffith University, Australia
Andromachi Tseloni Loughborough University, UK
David L. Weisburd Hebrew University and George Mason University
Brandon C. Welsh Northeastern University
Helene White Rutgers University
Pamela Wilcox University of Cincinnati, USA
Incoming Managing Editor
Chunrye Kim John Jay College, USA
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