Chief Editors’ Introduction


It has been a great year for the journal:  our most successful ever. This edition marks three years of publication of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy. In 2015 the journal was selected for inclusion into Scopus and Web of Science data bases. This is a terrific success story and testimony to the high quality of the articles, the editorship, the reviewing and the international readership of the journal. We are grateful as ever to our distinguished International Editorial Board and all our reviewers who are anonymous to readers and authors due to the norms of blind peer reviewing. We also thank the out-going foundational co-editor-in-chief Reece Walters for his efforts in making this journal the success it is. The journal has now surpassed 150,000 abstract views and 100,000 full PDF downloads. This journal is one of only a few in the world of criminology to support fully on-line free-to-download articles, and to promote creative commons copyright: that is, authors’ rights to reproduce their own material. We support the democratisation of knowledge and are delighted to be leaders in high quality international journal publishing.

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Published: 2015-12-01
Pages:1 to 3
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How to Cite
Carrington, K. (2015) “Chief Editors’ Introduction”, International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 4(4), pp. 1-3. doi: 10.5204/ijcjsd.v4i4.274.

Author Biography

Queensland University of Technology
Professor Carrington is the Head of the School of Justice in the Law Faculty at QUT and Vice Chair of the Division of Critical Criminology, ASC and Chief Editor for The International Journal for Crime and Justice. Kerry is a leading expert in the field of youth justice in Australia. Her contributions spanning 20 years include Offending Girls (1993), (based on a PhD winner of the 1991 Jean Martin Award) and Offending Youth (2009). Her other books include Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: International Perspectives; Policing The Rural Crisis, Who Killed Leigh Leigh?, Critical Criminology, and Travesty Miscarriages of Justice. Professor Carrington has an extensive record of externally funded research activity, is an internationally leading expert in criminology and sociology, and was recently awarded the 2012 Allen Austin Bartholomew Award presented by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology. From 2003 to 2005 she worked for a short time in Australian Parliament as a senior researcher and then as the Head of the Children, Youth and Families Unit at AIHW.