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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. There are no APCs (Article Processing Charges). Authors can submit and publish at no cost.

Online First

Online First, the immediate online publication of selected accepted papers as soon as the authors have returned the corrected proofs.

As each paper is ready for publication, it will be published Online First. Contributions published Online First are citable by journal title and DOI. The production phase includes journal layout and quality assurance activities. When the next scheduled issue is complete, the Online First manuscript becomes part of that issue and will no longer appear on the Online First page.

Please cite appropriately when referencing.

Online First April 2020

The Kilwa Massacre: Critical Analysis for a Southern Criminology

Kim Lah and Anthony Collins


Online First March 2020

Discursive Chains: How Prison Becomes Real and Chains Identity Movements for a Sex Offender

Elena Faccio, Matteo Mazzucato and Antonio Iudici


Online First February 2020:

‘Jalal’s Law’: Driving the Law in the Wrong Direction

Arie Freiberg


January 2020:

Putting ‘Justice’ in Recovery Capital: Yarning About Hopes and Futures with Young People in Detention

Sharynne Hamilton et al. 

‘Islamophobia Kills’. But Where Does it Come From?

Scott Poynting


December 2019:

Community Sanctions as Pervasive Punishment: A Review Essay

David Brown


November 2019:

Contagion of Violence: The Role of Narratives, Worldviews, Mechanisms of Transmission and Contagion Entrepreneurs

Miranda Forsyth and Philip Gibbs


September 2019:

Arcologies, Eco-Shelters and Environmental Exemption: Constructing New Divisions and Inequalities in the Anthropocene

Nigel South