Rosa del Olmo Prize 2023 Announced


Winner of the Rosa del Olmo Prize for Best Paper 2023

In early 2023 the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy editorial team established the Rosa del Olmo Prize to be awarded biennially for the  article(s) that, in the editors’ opinion and based on the recommendations of a panel of experts, most contributes to innovative thinking in the development of criminology beyond Western scripts. The Journal celebrates the inaugural winner of the Rosa Del Olmo Prize:

Marya Al-Hindi, author of

Criminalising Palestinians: History and Borders in the Construction of the Palestinian Threat

The winner has been announced with the release of the latest issue (Volume 12[4] 2023). A special introductory essay about the Prize and the winner is included in this issue 

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Current Issue : Vol. 12 No. 4 (2023)

Published: 2023-12-01

Rosa del Olmo Prize

  • Authors:David Rodríguez Goyes, Nigel South, John Scott, Tracy Creagh


  • Authors:Bruno Truzzi, Viviani S. Lirio, Leonardo C. B. Cardoso, Daniel R. C. Cerqueira, Danilo S. C. Coelho
  • Authors:Peter Miller, Clare Farmer, Narelle Robertson, Ashlee Curtis, Nicholas Taylor, Kerri Coomber, Cheneal Puljevic, Dominique de Andrade, Richelle Mayshak, Ryan Baldwin, Robin Room, Brittany Patafio, Jason Ferris

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The Journal invites 6-8000 word original submissions. Authors are asked to register, read the author guidelines, and agree to the ethics statement before submission. Peer review is usually 4-6 weeks.

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Chief Editors:

Professor John Scott, QUT Centre for Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia and Dr David Rodríguez Goyes, University of Oslo, Norway

Book Reivew Editors: Professor Avi Brisman, Eastern Kentucky University, United States and Professor Marília de Nardin Budó, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC, Brazil

Journal Manager: Tracy Creagh, Office for Scholarly Communication, Queensland University of Technology, Australia