About the Journal

Focus and Scope

The Journal invites original empirical (qualitative or quantitative) research,  theoretical or methodological contributions, integrative reviews, meta-analyses, and comparative or historical studies in the following areas:

  • Crime and security policy
  • Criminal justice policy
  • Transnational and organised crime
  • Policing and penology
  • Prisons, probation and rehabilitation
  • New developments in technologies of crime and crime control

Peer Review Process

JnlPolCrim will publish peer-reviewed empirical research, though it will also contain book reviews, review articles, and short commentary sections.

Items submitted to the Journal of Political Criminology - including original research articles, book reviews, commentaries, meta-analyses and research briefs -  are all peer reviewed.

Submissions are reviewed anonymously by two independent reviewers.  The review period is normally 30 days and it is the journal's policy to turn around reviews within eight weeks of submission.

Publication Frequency

JnlPolCrim is published twice a year – in September and March.

Articles submitted August-January will appear in the March issue, while articles submitted February to July will appear in the September issue.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Editorial Board

  • Professor Tim Hall, Winchester University, UK
  • Professor Maggie O'Neill, Durham University, UK
  • Prof. P.A.J. Waddington, Wolverhampton University, UK
  • Dr. Mo Egan, Abertay University, UK
  • Dr. Luca Follis, Lancaster University, UK
  • Dr. Simon Green, University of Hull, UK
  • Dr. Lyndsey Harris, University of Nottingham, UK
  • Dr. Les Humphreys, Lancaster University, UK