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The Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice publishes scholarly and practitioner-based research which examines how criminal justice institutions engage with the community and non-criminal justice agencies.

ISSN: 2056-3841
eISSN: 2056-3841

Aims and scope

The Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice (JCRPP) provides a unique single outlet on the notion of a ‘seamless disposal’, covering contact with the police, prosecutors, courts and sentencing through to custody and release.

The journal examines how criminal justice institutions engage with the community and non-criminal justice agencies.

Each issue includes double-anonymous peer-reviewed papers covering the areas of:

  • Initial and preventative contact
  • Containment (involving police, courts and custody)
  • Through-care, resettlement and community based work.
  • The journal publishes research from a variety of perspectives including the offender(s), the victim(s), communities and professionals involved.

The coverage of the journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Crime detection and related prevention
  • Policing
  • Diversionary programmes
  • Probation interventions
  • Psychological interventions
  • Community treatment
  • Institutional treatment
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Prison conditions
  • Court involvement
  • Through-care
  • Intervention effectiveness
  • Legal applications.

The journal covers the following key research areas:

  • Criminal justice
  • Policing
  • Courts and sentencing
  • Crime scene and crime detection
  • Prisons and probation
  • Forensic settings
  • Legal applications
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Community justice.

Top cited

These are the top cited articles for this journal, from the last 12 months according to Crossref (Last updated: May 2024)

This journal is aligned with our fairer society goal

We are passionate about working with researchers globally to deliver a fairer, more inclusive society. This perhaps has never been more important than in today’s divided world.

SDG 1 No poverty
SDG 2 Zero hunger
SDG 5 Gender equality
SDG 8 Decent work & economic growth
SDG 10 Reduced inequalities
SDG 16 Peace, justice & strong institutions
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