The Journal Of Political Criminology

The Journal of Political Criminology (JnlPolCrim) is a biannual peer-reviewed journal publishing articles from around the world that address the relationship between crime and politics. Its articles encourage the adoption of fresh perspectives on controversial topics, the identification of new areas for research, and engagement with policy implementation. JnlPolCrim aims to do this by publishing peer-reviewed empirical research, though it will also contain book reviews, review articles, and short commentary sections.

The Journal of Political Criminology is a Journal of the Crime and Security Policy Network.  Details are available at:




Publication Delay

The publication of the summer 2016 issue of the Journal of Political Criminology has been delayed as a result of unexpected personal circumstances. Please check back later for further updates, or contact Dr. Mark Littler, managing editor, on  
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Call for Papers


The Journal of Political Criminology (JnlPolCrim), a biannual, open-access, journal publishing peer-reviewed articles that address the relationship between crime and politics, aims to support the development and promotion of fresh perspectives on controversial topics in the study of crime, security and justice, alongside the identification of new areas for research and opportunities for practical engagement with policy implementation.

In support of these aims, the editors issue a call for articles of between 5,000-7,000 words (excluding references) for inclusion in the journal. These may address any area of crime and criminal justice policy, though the editors are particularly keen to receive research papers that offer fresh analyses of public perceptions of the criminal justice system, the policing of extremism, and the challenges posed to the criminal justice system by the recession.

The next closing date for submissions is January 31st 2016.


Posted: 2015-08-27
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Vol 1, No 1 (2015)

Table of Contents


Introduction: On political criminology PDF ()
Martin O'Brien, Mark Littler
Hate-baiting: The radical right and ‘fifth column discourse’ in European and American democracies today PDF ()
Matthew Feldman
Viral advertising and new pathways to engagement with the British National Party PDF ()
Benjamin Lee, Mark Littler
New crimes – new tactics: the emergence and effectiveness of disruption in tackling serious organised crime. PDF ()
Stuart Kirby, Hayley Northey, Nicki Snow


Abraham H. Foxman and Christopher Wolf (2013) Viral Hate: Containing its Spread on the Internet. PDF
Katherine Kondor
Review of: Sindre Bangstad, Anders Breivik and the Rise of Islamophobia PDF
Paul Stocker

ISSN: 2059-9595