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International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Queensland University of Technology 2202-8005 The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. Committed to Open Access  and democratising quality knowledge production and dissemination. FREE TO DOWNLOAD AND FREE TO PUBLISH!

Early Release

At IJCJ&SD we refer to an early release as an article that has been selected for immediate release due to its quality, innovativeness, and level of interest it will conceivably generate, and also the contemporary nature of its topic, particularly if it could impact upon current policy debates and formulation.

The article has been through the peer-review process, has been accepted for publication and has been copyedited and typeset. The article, in the final manuscript format, is distinguished as an early release simply because it has not been delayed until the full issue for which it is destined is ready for publication. When the target issue is complete, the editorial written, and the scheduled publication date reached, the early release article will become part of that issue and included in its table of contents.


Bias Crime Policing: 'The Graveyard Shift'

Gail Mason and Leslie Moran

Bias crime is crime that is motivated by prejudice or bias towards an attribute of the victim, such as race, religion or sexuality. Police have been criticised for failing to take bias crime seriously, and there is a pressing need to understand the reasons for this failure. This article aims to address this gap by presenting the results of the first empirical study of bias crime policing in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW)

Early Release March 2019 - set for Volume 8 Issue 2 June 2019


Beyond Honour and Achieved Hegemony: Violence and the Everyday Masculinities of Young Men

Stephen Tomsen and David Gadd

Mainstream criminology has stressed the importance of flawed notions of personal honour among disadvantaged and minority group men in interactive social disputes that escalate into serious violence. Recent gender studies and critical criminology have been concerned with wider structures of power and the links between hegemonic masculinity and violence directed against women or occurring between men.

Early Release April 2019 - set for Volume 8 Issue 2 June 2019