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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.  The Journal is committed to democratising quality knowledge production and dissemination. Authors retain copyright and articles are licenced via Creative Commons to make published articles more readily available and useable. There are no APCs (Article Processing Charges). Authors can submit and publish at no cost.



Call for Papers | Special Issue: Defund/Abolish the Police


The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, US has refocused global attention on racial injustice and inequity. In Australia the families of Tanya Day, David Dungay and Wayne Fella Morrison (among others) have been instrumental in raising public awareness about the issues raised by the Black and Aboriginal Lives Matter movement. The aim of this special issue is to bring together international critical policing research scholars who, in their methodological and conceptual work, foreground the often-overlooked experiences of the policed. Because our central interest is in scholarship engaged with the policed, the special issue is not limited to scholarship focused on state police in the criminal legal system, and also seeks contributions from scholars working on border policing, communitarian forms of policing, and diverse forms of managerial controls. The special issue’s priority is to foster reflexive research practice in support of diverse community anti-racism, de-colonisation and abolitionist agendas.

Guest editors:
Amanda Porter, University of Melbourne, Australia
Louise Boon Kuo, University of Sydney, Australia
Joanna Gilmore, University of York,UK
Vicki Sentas, UNSW, Australia
Waqas Tufail, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Laura Harjo, University of Oklahoma, US

Deadline: 30 August 2021 Download the full call at:

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Current Issue

Vol 9 No 3 (2020): International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy - Double Issue

Vol 9 No 3 (2020)

Published: 2020-09-01
Guest Editorial: Migration, Vulnerability and Violence

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: Dr Danielle Watson, QUT and Associate Professor Marinella Marmo, Flinders University

Journal Manager: Tracy Creagh, Faculty of Law, QUT