Advancing a healthy criminal justice system – future direction and challenges

Call for papers for: Health Education

Submission details: 20th June 2021

Health Education is seeking papers to contribute to a special edition focusing on how health promotion and health education can be used to impact positively within the criminal justice system.  This is the first special edition to focus on the breadth of health-promoting activity across the criminal justice pathway both for people within the criminal justice system, their families, and staff.  The journal seeks papers that address interventions and evaluations in the field of health promotion and education in any part of the criminal justice system.  We welcome all research designs, as well as literature reviews and commentary pieces.  The edition seeks to: 

  • Identify research, literature reviews and commentaries that advance understanding of a healthy criminal justice system.
  • Encourage submissions which explore health promoting practices in the courts; police custody; prison and probation services.
  • Ensure international perspectives are present in the edition to exemplify current global trends and directions.

This edition welcomes submissions from academic researchers and practitioners in the criminal justice and public health sector.  We also welcome early career-researchers to submit their work and would ensure a supportive process in relation to peer-review and the publishing process.

We welcome informal enquiries or discussions about any potential work that may contribute to the edition.

James Woodall ([email protected]) & Charlotte Freeman

(Leeds Beckett University)

Submission details

All submission must be made via ScholarOne.

For more information, please see the author guidelines.