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Journal of Criminal Psychology Welcomes Submissions

Journal call for papers from Journal of Criminal Psychology

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Editor-in-Chief: Dr Katie Dhingra, Leeds Beckett University, UK

We are currently seeking papers for the Journal of Criminal Psychology (JCP). JCP is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal devoted to issues surrounding criminal aspects of psychology (research, theory, and practice). Papers published within the journal encompass a wide variety of issues, populations, and domains, including homicide, psychopathy, sexual deviance and assault (rape, serial rape, child molestation), and non-violent criminal activity. The journal also welcomes submissions that focus on the application of psychology to effective correctional practices and facilitating recovery among victims of crime.

Editorial scope and objectives

The Journal of Criminal Psychology is multi-agency and multidisciplinary in its outlook and encourages submissions of papers from academics, researchers, and practitioners. The journal publishes papers based on quantitative and/or qualitative research design. Original conceptual papers and brief research reports will also be considered for publication.

Coverage includes

•    Predictors of delinquent and criminal behaviour
•    Classification of offenders
•    Risk assessment and risk management
•    Prevention, intervention, and treatment programmes
•    Offender and offense characteristics
•    Policing
•    Interrogation and witness testimony
•    Criminal thinking style and criminal identity
•    Process of prisonization
•    Recidivism

Key journal audiences

The Journal of Criminal Psychology is a valuable source of information for anyone interested in the psychology of criminal behaviour. The journal’s content is of relevance to academics, the police, social workers, youth offending and youth justice teams, prison workers, and other professionals representing various facets of the criminal justice system, both domestic and international.


Submissions should be made via the journal’s ScholarOne site here.
More information, including full author guidelines and editorial team details, is available at: