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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy



New Look Journal, New Features and Most Read


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The journal has undergone an upgrade in software. It has a new look and some glitzy new features. One of them is the most read articles. Please share journal content using the new social media buttons for twitter and blog.

Kerry Carrington and John Scott Co Chief Editors 


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Current Issue

Vol 7 No 3 (2018): International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Published: 2018-09-01
  • Special Issue: Hidden Criminalisation—Punitiveness at the Edges: Guest Editors’ Introduction
    Julia Quilter, Luke McNamara
  • The Hidden Punitiveness of Fines
    Julia Quilter, Russell Hogg
  • The Domestic Violence Protection Order System as Entry to the Criminal Justice System for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
    Heather Douglas, Robin Fitzgerald
  • A Little Respect: Swearing, Police and Criminal Justice Discourse
    Elyse Methven
  • Criminal Law as Police Power: Serious Crime, Unsafe Protest and Risks to Public Safety
    Vicki Sentas, Michael Grewcock
  • Theorising Criminalisation: The Value of a Modalities Approach
    Luke McNamara, Julia Quilter, Russell Hogg, Heather Douglas, Arlie Loughnan, David Brown
  • Theorising Criminalisation through the Modalities Approach: A Critical Appreciation
    Nicola Lacey
Book Reviews
  • Patricia Faraldo-Cabana (2017) Money and the Governance of Punishment: A Genealogy of the Penal Fine. Routledge.
    Russell Hogg

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

In 2015, the Journal met Scopus evaluation as a high quality international journal. In 2017 Scopus rated the journal the top of all law journals published in Australia.

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Chief Editors: Professors Kerry Carrington and John Scott, Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Research Centre (CJSDRC), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

Assistant Editor: Dr Kelly Richards, School of Justice, QUT

Book Reivew Editor: Dr Bridget Harris, School of Justice, QUT

Open Access Journal
ISSN 2202-8005