International Criminal Justice Review
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International Criminal Justice Review

Published in Association with International Section of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

Editor
Scott Jacques Georgia State University, USA


eISSN: 15563855 | ISSN: 10575677 | Current volume: 26 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly

International Criminal Justice Review (ICJR) publishes peer-reviewed research on crime and justice across the globe. Since the journal’s inception, it maintains a strong interest in cross-national studies. Moving forward, the journal is also particularly interested in publishing research on environmental criminology, immigration and crime, drugs/alcohol and crime, as well as research based on ethnographic or innovative methods.

Materials Published:

  • Articles
  • Research notes
  • Book reviews

Relevant Topics:

  • International/comparative criminology
  • International/comparative criminal justice
  • Environmental criminology
  • Immigration and crime
  • Drugs/alcohol and crime
  • Ethnography
  • Methodological innovations

International Criminal Justice Review (ICJR) is a scholarly journal publishing peer-reviewed research on a quarterly basis. Topically, the journal is particularly interested in research comparing crime and justice across countries; that informs environmental criminology; or that examines the links between crime and immigration or drugs/alcohol. Methodologically, the journal welcomes quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods pieces; the journal is particularly interested in research based on ethnographic or innovative methods. We encourage the submission of articles and research notes. The journal also reviews books relevant to the above topics and methods.

Publisher
Editor
Scott Jacques Georgia State University, USA
Associate Editor
Wim Bernasco Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Netherlands
Ross Coomber Griffith University, Australia
Ramiro Martinez Northeastern University, USA
Claire Nee University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom
William Alex Pridemore SUNY Albany, USA
Managing Editor
Tricia Johnston Georgia State University, USA
Book Review Editor
Sara Hockin Georgia State University, USA
Editorial Board
Mikko Aaltonen National Research Institute of Legal Policy, Finland
Martin A. Andresen Simon Fraser University, Canada
Martin Bouchard Simon Fraser University, Canada
Kate Bowers University College London, United Kingdom
Fiona Brookman University of Glamorgan, South Wales
Vania Ceccato Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Mitchell B. Chamlin Texas State University, San Marcos, USA
Kevin Kwok-yin Cheng Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Gipsy Escobar Measures for Justice, Colombia and USA
Graham Farrell Simon Fraser University, Canada
Suzanna Fay-Ramirez University of Queensland, Australia
Susanne Karstedt Griffith University, Australia
Sang-Weon Kim Dong-Eui University in Busan, South Korea
Benoit Leclerc Griffith University, Australia
Arjen Leerkes Erasmus University, Netherlands
Marieke C.A. Liem Leiden University, Netherlands
Marie Rosenkrantz Lindegaard Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Netherlands
Lorraine Mazerolle The University of Queensland, Australia
Patty L. McCall North Carolina State University, USA
Juan Medina-Ariza University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Gustavo Mesch University of Haifa, Israel
Setsuo Miyazawa Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Kim Møller Aalborg University, Denmark
Paul Niuewbeerta Leiden University, Netherlands
Marc Ouimet University of Montreal, Canada
Letizia Paoli Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
Paul-Philippe Paré University of Western Ontario, Canada
Danielle Reynald Griffith University, Australia
Kim Rossmo Texas State University, USA
Sveinung Sandberg University of Oslo, Norway
Elise Sargeant The University of Queensland, Australia
Jukka Savolainen University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
Janet Stamatel University of Kentucky, USA
Heidi Stöckl University of London, United Kingdom
Lucia Summers Texas State University, USA
Volkan Topalli Georgia State University, USA
Jean-Louis van Gelder Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement, Netherlands
Andrés Villaveces University of North Carolina, Colombia and USA
Richard Wortley University College London, United Kingdom
Richard Wright Georgia State University, USA
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  • General Information

    The International Criminal Justice Review will consider for publication only manuscripts that have not been published previously and are not being considered for publication elsewhere. A manuscript being considered by the journal may not be submitted, simultaneously or serially, to any other publication source while this consideration is taking place. Authors will be notified when their manuscripts have been received and assigned for blind review. We strive to have this review process completed within two months, but this is not always possible and authors will be notified as soon as possible concerning the status of the manuscript—accepted for publication, revisions needed, or rejected.

    Once a manuscript is accepted for publication, it becomes the property of the International Criminal Justice Review. Permission for reproduction of materials published in the journal must be obtained in writing from the publisher.

    Formatting of Article, Research Note, or Commentary Manuscripts

    1. Manuscripts must be written in English. They must be typed, appear in 12-point font size, and be double-spaced throughout (including reference section, end notes, tables, and indented quotes). Avoid the use of abbreviations in the text. You may use common abbreviations such as i.e. or e.g. only in parentheses. Make sure all pages are included and omit page numbers.
    2. Two Documents are to be submitted: 
          COVER LETTER that includes the following:
              1. Title of the article
              2. Names and primary affiliations of the author(s) and address
              3. Authors' telephone numbers and email addresses
              4. An abstract of no more than 200 words
              5. A maximum of 5 key words indicating content of the article
          MAIN DOCUMENT that includes the following:
              1. Title of the article
              2. An abstract of no more than 200 words
              3. A maximum of 5 key words indicating content of the article
              4. Article - Text, References, Figures, Tables, Appendices
    3. End notes are to be used for substantive comments rather than citations. Identify them in the text by consecutive superscripted numbers. Please group notes at the end of the text, beginning on a page identified by the title “Notes.” Double-space the end notes.
    4. Tables and figures should be used only when necessary. Their positions should be indicated in the manuscript (e.g., INSERT TABLE 1 ABOUT HERE); however, the tables and figures themselves should be located at the back of the manuscript. Figures and charts that cannot be typeset electronically must be submitted as camera-ready copies of professional quality.
    5. To the extent required by law, permission for the use of copyrighted materials quoted in a manuscript must be obtained in writing from the copyright holder by the author. A copy of the release must be submitted to the International Criminal Justice Review.
    6. Use the following formats for headings and sub-headings:
      First-level head: centered with the first letter of each major word capitalized
      Second-level head: flush with the left margin with the first letter of each major word capitalized
      Third-level head: initial letter of each major word capitalized, italicized and flush to the left margin. Regular text follows period.
      Fourth-level head: initial letter of first word capitalized, italicized and indented. Regular text follows period.
    7. Citations must conform to the style prescribed by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. When citing references in the text, adhere to the following guidelines.
      1. In a direct citation, place only the date in parentheses. Example: Brown (1989).
      2. In an indirect citation, place both the name and the date in parentheses with a comma after the author’s surname. Example: (Brown, 1989).
      3. If a cited work has two authors, cite both authors’ surnames in the text. Example: (Brown & Smith, 1991). In citing two authors, use the full form of citation at all times.
      4. For three, four, or five authors, use the full form only for the first appearance in the text. Example: Merrill, Mundi, and Pierce (1996). Thereafter, use only the first author’s surname, followed by “et al.” Example: Merrill et al. (1996).
      5. For six or more authors, use the first author’s surname followed by “et al.” and the date, even for the first appearance in the text. However, in the reference list, list the initials and surnames of each author.
      6. Include page or paragraph numbers only in the case of direct quotations, using the following format: (Brown, 1989, p. 213). If you cite material that spans more than one page, hyphenate page numbers as follows: 1-10; 68-69; 101-102; 115-119; 1000-1001; 1000-1023; 1000-1256.
      7. In citing more than one work by an author, follow this format: Adams (1993, 1995); (Brown, 1993, 1996, in press).
      8. If the works were published by the same author(s) in the same year, label each item with a letter. Example: (Smith, 1985a, 1985b).
      9. Within parentheses, use a semicolon to separate the citations to different authors.
      10. Arrange surnames in alphabetical order (that is, the order in which the references are listed in the reference section). Example: (Brown, 1984, 1988; Jones et al., 1993a, 1993b; Smith & Brown, 1996).
      11. Cite court cases as follows: Miranda v. Arizona (1966).
      12. Cite laws, treaties, and statutes as follows: Armed Career Criminal Act (2001).
    8. The Reference section must conform to the style prescribed by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition. Arrange the references in alphabetical order, double-spaced. When developing the reference section, adhere to the following guidelines:
      1. Type the first line of each reference item flush to the left-hand margin; indent subsequent line(s)of the item. Supply complete information on each reference.
      2. List surname, first initial, and middle initial (if any) of author(s). Example: (Brown, A.B.)
      3. List the date that the work was published in parentheses, followed by a period. Example: Brown, A.B.   (2009).
      4. Italicize the name of the journal in which an article appears with the first letter of each major word capitalized and followed by a comma. Next, provide the volume number and page numbers of the journal.
      5. Italicize book, report, and electronic source titles and use sentence-style capitalization whereby only the first letter of the first word, all proper nouns, and the first word after each punctuation mark are capitalized.
      6. In book and report references, include the location and name of the publisher. Name the city in which the publisher is located. Name the state only when the location of the city is not commonly known or when more than one state has a city of that name (e.g., Springfield). Use standard two-letter abbreviations for names of states (e.g., IL, TN, NJ).
      7. If a book is a second or later edition, include this information.
      8. Examples of references:
             Article with single author:
             Anshel, M. H. (2000). A conceptual model and implications for coping with stressful events in police work. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 27, 375- 400.
             Article by two authors:
             Cook, P. E., & Hinman, D. L. (1999). Criminal profiling: Science and art. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 15, 230-241.
             Article with three (or more) authors:
             Courtright, K. E., Berg, B. L., & Mutchnick, R. J. (2000). Rehabilitation in the new machine? Exploring drug and alcohol use and variables related to success among DUI offenders under electronic monitoring—Some preliminary outcome results. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 44, 293-311.
             Book reference:
             Rosenbaum, D. P. (1994). The challenge of community policing: Testing the promises. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
             Item in edited volume:
             Manning, P. K. (1988). Community policing as a drama of control. In J. R. Greene & S. D. Mastrofski (Eds.), Community policing: Rhetoric or reality (pp. 27-45). New York: Praeger.
             Magazine or newspaper article, no author:
             Fosdick goes after computer hackers. (1996, February 29). Lawman’s Weekly, pp. 6-19.
             Unpublished manuscript:
             Yeh, S. (1994, January). Diffusion of innovation: An exploratory study on community policing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Criminology, Miami, FL.
             Unpublished doctoral dissertation:
             Jockman, J. S. (1988). The death penalty in ancient Rome. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Brown University.
             Court case:
             Miranda v. Arizona, 384 U.S. 436 (1966). Legal Statute or treaty:
             Armed Career Criminal Act, 18 U.S.C. § 924e (2001).
    9. Any manuscript failing to conform to the above specifications will be returned to the author(s) for revision before being considered for publication.
    10. Each article, research note, or commentary manuscript submission must be accompanied by a cover letter, addressed to the Editor, expressing the author’s intent and noting that the manuscript is not being considered for publication elsewhere. If there is more than one author, indicate clearly in the cover letter the one to whom correspondence should be addressed.
    11. Each article, research note, or commentary manuscript submission must be accompanied by a biographical sketch for each author, not to exceed 150 words, outlining relevant educational and professional experiences.
    12. If you would like to discuss the formatting of your materials prior to submission, please contact the editor, Scott Jacques, at the following email address: icjr@gsu.edu

    How to Submit Your Manuscript

    Online submission and review of manuscripts is now mandatory for all article, research note, and commentary manuscripts.

    New User Account

    Please log onto the SAGE Track website at http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/icjr.

    If you are a new user, you will first need to create an account. Follow the instructions and please be sure to enter a current and correct email address. Creating your account is a three-step process that takes a matter of minutes to set up. When you have finished, your User ID and password is sent via email immediately. Please edit your user ID and password to something more memorable by selecting “Edit Account” at the top of the screen. If you have already created an account but have forgotten your details, type your email address in the “Password Help” field to receive an emailed reminder. Full instructions for uploading the manuscript are provided on the website.

    New Submission

    Submissions should be made by logging in and selecting the Author Center and the “Click here to Submit a New Manuscript” option. Follow the instructions on each page, clicking the “Next” button on each screen to save your work and advance to the next screen. If at any stage you have any questions or require the user guide, please use the “Get Help Now” button at the top right of each screen.

    To upload your files, click on the “Browse” button and locate the file on your computer. Select the designation of each file (i.e., main document, submission form, figure) in the drop down next to the browse button. When you have selected all files you wish to upload, click the “Upload Files” button.

    Review your submission (in both PDF and HTML formats) then click the “Submit” button.

    You may suspend a submission at any point before clicking the “Submit” button and save it to submit later. After submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can also log back into your author center at any time to check the status of your manuscript.

    Please ensure that you submit editable/source files only (Microsoft Word or RTF) and that your document does not include page numbers; the International Criminal Justice Review SAGE Track system will generate them for you, and then automatically convert your manuscript to PDF for peer review. All correspondence, including notification of the Editor’s decision and requests for revisions, will be by email.

    Submitting a Revised Manuscript

    Authors submitting revised manuscripts should follow the instructions above to submit through the SAGE Track system. To create a revision, go to the “Manuscripts with Decisions” option in your Author Dashboard and select “Create a Revision” in the “Action” column. Authors of all revised submissions should, when prompted, provide information explaining the changes in your manuscript, as this will be provided to reviewers.

    For Book Reviews:

    Submit book review manuscripts electronically via email to:
    Scott Jacques
    Editor, International Criminal Justice Review
    Email: icjr@gsu.edu

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