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Safer Communities

Safer Communities

A journal of practice, opinion, policy and research

ISSN: 1757-8043

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2016: 0.46
CiteScoreTracker 2017: 0.23 (Updated Monthly)

Aims and Scope

Safer Communities (SC) provides broad and peer-reviewed coverage of the range of topics that constitute community safety, community justice and youth justice. The journal’s interdisciplinary and international scope reflects the broad community of researchers and professionals involved in the field.

SC promotes innovative research and evidence-based policy and practice by drawing out clear practical implications, offering vital access to information on how to tackle and reduce crime.
SC is a forum for the dissemination of:
  • the latest research
  • best practice
  • policy updates and their implications for practice
  • expert opinion
  • controversial perspectives
  • service evaluations
  • training and international developments
  • event and resource reviews.
 Topics covered include:
  • crime reduction
  • neighbourhood policing
  • anti-social behaviour
  • youth justice
  • community justice
  • substance misuse
  • race and radicalisation. 

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This journal is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options database, CINAHL, ChildData, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Scopus, Social Care Online, ZETOC

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