As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have adhered to the following guidelines for presentation.
The IJCJSD’s book review editor, Dr Bridget Harris, invites scholars to review books.
Reviews should not be descriptive or summarise content, but provide a critical evaluation and/or analysis of the book and its contribution to the field. It is not just about the ‘what?’, but also about the ‘so what?’ factor of the book. Reviews should be written for a non-specialist audience and outline the strengths and any weaknesses of the book, taking into account the author/s aims in writing the book and supporting any evaluation of the book with relevant evidence. In evaluating the contribution of the book you might consider the thesis and/or purpose of the book, authors expertise, relationship of the book with other work in its field, use of evidence, its intended audience, its scope and structure. A typical structure for a book review consists of introduction, background information, summary of the books main points, evaluation of the book and conclusion.
Book reviews are a maximum of 1,200 words and are generally not less than 900 words in length.
Please format reviews as follows:
Submit book reviews through the Journal website, via https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/
At the top of the review, please provide the following information:
Reviewers name, affiliation, a short biography and contact details should also be provided.
BOOK REVIEW ESSAYS - PEER REVIEWED
The Journal will now accept for consideration for publication, book review essays of up to 6-8000 words. They need to be innovative, original and add to the existing body of knowledge of relevance to the journal themes. These will be subject to the same peer review as articles published in the Journal. They need to be original, innovative and add to knowledge related to key themes of the Journal.
Referencing in the manuscript should follow the standard Harvard style:
General referencing ‘rules’
The reference list
The reference list should be included at the end of the manuscript. Please provide DOIs for all journal articles that have them. This is a requirement for all open access journals and required under the Harvard style
The following styles are to be used for the reference list:
Young R (1990) White Mythologies: Writing History and the West. London: Routledge.
Goldsmith A (2006) Crimes across borders. In Goldsmith A, Israel M and Daly K (eds) Crime and Justice: A Guide to Criminology: 219-225. Sydney: Law Book Co.
Aas F (2012) The earth is one but the world is not: Criminological theory and its geopolitical divisions. Theoretical Criminology 16(1): 5-20. DOI: 10.1177/1362480611433433.
Dirlik A (1994) The postcolonial aura: Third world criticism in the age of global capitalism. Critical Inquiry 20: 328-356.
Journal article published ahead of print:
Bakalis C (2017) The victims of hate crime and the principles of the criminal law. Legal Studies. Epub ahead of print 5 June 2017. DOI: 10.1111/lest.12171.Website:
National Center for Professional Certification (2002) Factors Affecting Organizational Climate and Retention. Available at www.cwla.org./programmes/triechmann/2002fbwfiles (accessed 10 July 2010).
Webb R (2003) Maori and Crime. PhD Thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Figures and Tables
Illustrations, charts and tables should be used sparingly. If included, they should be numbered and clearly referenced in the text. They can be in colour or black and white. Tables and figures should be legible at a width not greater than 16cm.
On submission, they should be placed at their preferred location in the manuscript (for example, Figure 1 about here) and also in a separate file to assist with layout editing. For tables, the title should be above and the source below; for figures (illustrations and charts), the title and source should be below. Tables or charts created using Excel should also be sent as Excel files (in addition to the layout in Word).
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