Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency
Applied Criminology | Contemporary Criminology / Criminal Justice | Social Justice
The Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency (JRCD), peer-reviewed and published bi-monthly, offers empirical articles and special issues to keep you up to date on contemporary issues and controversies in the study of crime and criminal-legal system responses. For more than sixty years, the journal has published work engaging a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to advance understanding of crime and violence, victimization, and criminalization processes and their implications for individuals, the criminal-legal system, and communities.
For over 60 years, this international forum has advanced research in criminology and criminal justice. Through articles and special issues, the Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency continues to keep you up to date on issues and controversies framing contemporary understandings of crime and criminal-legal system responses.
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 crime and criminal legal system responses. The journal publishes work that engages a range of theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches to advance understanding of crime and violence, victimization, and criminalization processes and their implications for individuals, the criminal-legal system, and communities.
To advance the field of criminology the journal provides a forum that is informed by the range of academic disciplines and fields of practice that contribute to the science of criminology. Among the perspectives you’ll find represented in the journal are:
- criminal justice/administration
- crime prevention
- crime science
- gender studies
- police and policing
- political science
- race and ethnic studies
|Lisa Broidy||University of New Mexico, USA|
|Lorine Hughes||University of Colorado Denver, USA|
|Laura Dugan||Ohio State University, USA|
|Carter Hay||Florida State University, USA|
|Christopher Lyons||University of New Mexico, USA|
|Jean M. McGloin||University of Maryland, USA|
|Christopher Sullivan||University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA|
|Olena Antonaccio||University of Miami, USA|
|Megan Augustyn||Florida State University, USA|
|Timothy Barnum||Max-Planck Insititute, Germany|
|Bianca Bersani||University of Maryland, USA|
|Ekaterina Botchkovar||Northeastern University, USA|
|Anthony A. Braga||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Robert Brame||University of Maryland, USA|
|Daniel Butler||University of Iowa, USA|
|Kristina Childs Fisher||University of Central Florida, USA|
|Jennifer Cobbina-Dungy||Michigan State University, USA|
|Stacy DeCoster||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Megan Denver||Northeastern University, USA|
|Rebecca Dunlea||University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA|
|Emma Fridel||Florida State University, USA|
|Amanda Geller||University of California Irvine, USA|
|Elizabeth Groff||National Institute of Justice, USA|
|Cory Haberman||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Andrew Hochstetler||Iowa State University, USA|
|Sanja Kutnjak Ivkovich||Michigan State University, USA|
|Shane D. Johnson||University College, London, UK|
|Peter Lehmann||Sam Houston State University, USA|
|Andrea Leverentz||North Carolina State University, USA|
|Cynthia Lum||George Mason University, USA|
|Ojmarrh Mitchell||University of California Irvine, USA|
|Fawn Ngo||University of South Florida, USA|
|Justin Nix||University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA|
|Ráchael Powers||University of South Florida, USA|
|David C. Pyrooz||University of Colorado Boulder, USA|
|Daniel Ragan||University of New Mexico, USA|
|Michael D. Reisig||Arizona State University, USA|
|Lee Ann Slocum||University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA|
|Sarah Tahamont||University of Maryland, USA|
|Kyle Thomas||University of Colorado Boulder, USA|
|Jillian Turanovic||Florida State University, USA|
|Rebecca Wickes||Griffith University, Australia|
|Pamela Wilcox||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|John Wooldredge||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Emily Wright||Urban Institute, USA|
|Min Xie||University of Maryland, USA|
|Libby Vigil||University of New Mexico, USA|
Manuscript SubmissionManuscripts should be submitted electronically to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/jrcd. Authors will be required to set up an online account on the SAGE Track system powered by ScholarOne. Manuscripts should not exceed 35 pages (inclusive of references, tables, and figures). Notes, references, tables, and figures should appear on separate pages. References should follow the style recommended by the American Sociological Association 7th edition. All artwork must be camera ready. Authors should include their name, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number.
Each manuscript should include a structured abstract of 200 words or less. We will not consider a manuscript unless it is accompanied by an abstract organized into the following four fields: objectives, methods, results, and conclusions.
Objectives. Briefly state the purpose, objectives or principal research questions. For example: "Test Moffitt's theory of delinquency abstention by examining links between friendship networks and adolescent delinquency involvement" or "Test the impacts of intensive police patrol at high crime spots on the legitimacy evaluations of residents." Avoid contextual statements, such as: "Prior research has identified a small group of adolescents who completely refrain from delinquent behavior."
Methods. Summarize the basic design of the study as applicable: design, participants (sample), key measures and variables, type of analysis.
Results. Succinctly report the principal findings. Information on effect size, where applicable, is preferred to simple statements of statistical significance. Ethnographic research should report main findings based on interviews or observations.
Conclusions. Summarize what has been learned from the research. Do not repeat results or findings. Limit conclusions to what is supported by data. Briefly note study limitations. As applicable, summarize implications for further research, theory, and practice.
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