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Series cover: Research in Social Problems and Public Policy

Research in Social Problems and Public Policy

ISSN: 0196-1152

Editor: Professor Ted I. K. Youn.
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Research in Social Problems and Public Policy (RSPPP) is a peer-reviewed series devoted to the sharpening and reshaping of scientific discourse involving the intersection of social problems and public policy. In particular, it is interested in the analysis of the potential failure of public institutions to fulfil their obligations to the broader society.

Multidisciplinary in nature, Research in Social Problems and Public Policy presents important themes of: social/crime problems and their treatment; criminal justice; law and public policy; crime, deviance and social control; courts and diversion programs; therapeutic jurisprudence, restorative justice and alternative dispute resolution; law and society; substance use/abuse and treatment; health and society; and institutional interaction. The articles have a clear connection to the series’ main focus, lying at the confluence of social problems and public policy.

The series emphasises the need to consider the organisationally - and institutionally - specific features, competencies and decision-making practices of social problems, whilst also providing a useful mix of theoretical, methodological, substantive and public policy issues. Additionally, it aids the establishment of working networks of academics and practitioners from across the globe.

Papers published in RSPPP are peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

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This book series is abstracted and indexed by:

Criminal Justice Abstracts, Political Science Complete, Professional ProQuest Central/ProQuest Central, ProQuest Criminal Justice, Publishing Options from the American Sociological Association, Scoupus, SocINDEX, and Sociological Abstracts

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Editorial contact details

Series Editor
Ted I. K. Youn
Boston College, USA

Kim Chadwick

Publication ethics

This publication adopts the Emerald Publication Ethics guidelines which fully support the development of, and practical application of consistent ethical standards throughout the scholarly publishing community.

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