Call for papers for: Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice

Guest Editor: Dr Faye Horsley, Newcastle University, UK.

This special issue of Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice seeks to promote innovative new scholarly, methodological and conceptual approaches to the understanding of fire setting.  Fire Setting: New Perspectives invites submissions that diversify and extend criminological and psychological scholarship and theory on fire setting that seeks to improve our understanding of those who set deliberate fires, and positively influence policy and practice.

Consideration will be given to manuscripts based on original empirical of theoretical work that consider topics such as:

  • Interdisciplinary work
  • Focus on specific populations/demographics that set fires (e.g. women)
  • Implicit measures to understand fire-supportive attitudes/interests
  • The role of cultural background, ethnicity and religion in fire setting
  • The impact of early life experiences on fire setting behaviour
  • Contemporary theoretical perspectives
  • Fire use as a broader construct
  • The development and efficacy of early intervention rather than rehabilitation


Deadline and submission details

The submission deadline for all papers is 1st May 2021

Articles should be between 5,000 and 7,000 words in length. This includes all text, for example, the structured abstract, references, all text in tables, and figures and appendices. Each figure or table counts as 280 words.

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If you have questions about this special issue, please contact the Guest Editor:

Dr. Faye Horsley ([email protected])