New Book Editors


The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is very pleased to announce the appointment of two new book review editors:  Avi Brisman and Marília de Nardin Budó

Professor Avi Brisman is currently completing his three-year term (2019-2021) as Editor-in-Chief of Critical Criminology: An International Journal. Prior to this position, Professor Brisman served as the US Book Review Editor for Critical Criminology: An International Journal (2015-2019).  At present, he is Associate Editor of Crime Media Culture (having been a member of its International Advisory Editorial Board from 2014-2020) and, since 2015, has been a member of the International Editorial Board for International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

Professor Marília de Nardin Budó is currently a member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of White Collar and Corporate Crime (since 2019), where she is also co-editing a special issue (with Professor María Laura Böhm), entitled White Collar and Corporate Crime in Latin America,” to be published in January 2022.

The Editorial team thank Dr Danielle Watson and Dr Marinella Marmo who have held this role since 2020.

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Current Issue : Vol. 10 No. 4 (2021)

Special Double Issue:
Criminalisation and the Violence(s) of the State: Criminalising Men, Punishing Women
Guest Editors: Sandra Walklate and Kate Fitz-Gibbon

Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South
Guest Editors: Camilla de Magalhães Gomes, Carmen Hein de Campos, Melissa Bull and Kerry Carrington

Published: 2021-12-01

Guest Editorial. Criminalisation and the Violence(s) of the State

Special Issue: Criminalisation and the Violence(s) of the State

Guest Editorial: Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South

  • Authors:Camilla Magalhães Gomes, Carmen Hein Campos, Melissa Bull, Kerry Carrington

Special Issue: Policing and Preventing Gender Violence in the Global South

  • Authors:Ana Flauzina , Thula Pires ; Gisella Lopes Gomes Pinto Ferreira
  • Authors:Heather Douglas, Nicola Sheeran, Laura Tarzia
  • Authors:Julie King, Mark King, Nicole Edwards, Julie-Anne Carroll, Hanna Watling, Mujibul Anam, Melissa Bull, Oscar Oviedo-Trespalacios
  • Authors:Thiago Pierobom de Ávila , Marcela Novais Medeiros, Cátia Betânia Chagas, Elaine Novaes Vieira, Thais Quezado Soares Magalhães, Andrea Simoni Zappa Passeto
  • Authors:Thiago Pierobom de Ávila, Gisella Lopes Gomes Pinto Ferreira
  • Authors:Christine Morley, Kerry Carrington, Vanessa Ryan, Shane Warren, Jo Clarke, Matthew Ball, Laura Vitis
  • Authors:Melissa Bull, Nicole George

Book Reviews

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: Professors Kerry Carrington and John Scott, QUT Centre for Justice, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

Editor: 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