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Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice

Published in Association with Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences

eISSN: 15569330 | ISSN: 15412040 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 3 Frequency: Quarterly
Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice: An Interdisciplinary Journal provides academics and practitioners in juvenile justice and related fields with a resource for publishing current empirical research on programs, policies, and practices in the areas of youth violence and juvenile justice. Emphasis is placed on such topics as serious and violent juvenile offenders, juvenile offender recidivism, institutional violence, and other relevant topics to youth violence and juvenile justice such as risk assessment, psychopathy, self-control, and gang membership, among others. Decided emphasis is placed on empirical research with specific implications relevant to juvenile justice process, policy, and administration.

Interdisciplinary in scope, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice serves a diverse audience of academics and practitioners in the fields of criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, behavior analysis, sociology, law, counseling, public health, and all others with an interest in youth violence and juvenile justice.
Chad R. Trulson University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Jonathan Caudill University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA
Founding Editors
Tory J. Caeti University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Eric J. Fritsch University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Managing Editor
Chad R. Trulson University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Book Review Editor
Ashley G. Blackburn University of North Texas, Denton, USA
Associate Editors
Matt DeLisi Iowa State University, USA
Daniel Mears Florida State University, USA
Editorial Board
Michael Baglivio Analytic Initiatives, LLC
Kevin M. Beaver Florida State University, USA
Cashen Boccio The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Adam Brown City University of New York (CUNY), USA
Sara L. Bryson East Carolina University, USA
John Burrow University of South Carolina, USA
H. Daniel Butler Iowa State University, USA
Mary Ann Campbell University of New Brunswick, Canada
Kristin Carbone-Lopez University of Missouri, St. Louis, USA
Stephanie M. Cardwell The University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Dena C. Carson Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, USA
Kristina Childs University of Central Florida, USA
Joshua C. Cochran University of Cincinnati, USA
Olivier F. Colins Ghent University, Belgium
Nadine Connell Griffith University, Australia
Eric J. Connolly Sam Houston State University, USA
Jessica M. Craig University of North Texas, USA
Erin Espinosa National Council on Crime & Delinquency, USA
Abigail A. Fagan University of Florida, USA
Jamie Flexon Florida International University, USA
Bryanna Fox University of South Florida, USA
Kate Fox Arizona State University, USA
Tina L. Freiburger University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Carter Hay Florida State University, USA
Jonathan Intravia Ball State University, USA
Wesley Jennings Texas State University, USA
Melissa Kowalski The College at Brockport (SUNY), USA
Aaron Kupchik University of Delaware, USA
Daniel Lee Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
David C. May Eastern Kentucky University, USA
James T. McCafferty Kennesaw State University, USA
Evan C. McCuish Simon Fraser University, Canada
Xiaohan Mei California State University - Los Angeles, USA
Chris Melde Michigan State University, USA
Ryan C. Meldrum Florida Atlantic University, USA
Holly Ventura Miller Sam Houston State University, USA
William Miller University of Cincinnati, USA
Mark Morgan University of Dayton, USA
David Mueller, Ph.D. Boise State University, USA
David L. Myers Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA
Allison Payne Villanova University, USA
Jennifer Peck University of Central Florida, USA
Dana Peterson State University of New York, Albany, USA
Travis Pratt University of Cincinnati, USA
David C. Pyrooz University of Colorado Boulder, USA
Christopher Sullivan University of Cincinnati, USA
Michael G. Vaughn Saint Louis University, USA
Lacey N. Wallace Penn State Altoona, USA
Glenn D. Walters, Ph.D. Kutztown, PA, USA
Jennifer Wareham Wayne State University, USA
Adam Watkins Bowling Green State University, USA
Kelly Welch Villanova University, USA
Alex O. Widdowson University of Louisville, USA
Kevin T. Wolff John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), USA
Emily M. Wright University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
John P. Wright University of Cincinnati, USA
Jamie R. Yoder Colorado State University, USA
Brae Young Texas Christian University, USA
Steven Zane Florida State University, USA
Haley Zettler University of Memphis, USA
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Manuscript Submission to Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice (YVJJ)

All new manuscripts to YVJJ must be submitted using the Sage track manuscript submission website. Please read below for instructions on submitting manuscripts to YVJJ.

Log onto the Sage track manuscript submission website at and click on “Create Account: New users click here.

Follow the instructions and make sure to enter your current and correct email address. Once you have finished creating a user account, your User ID and Password will be sent via email.

Submission of a New Manuscript

Log onto the manuscript central website and select “Author Center.” Once at the Author Center, select the link “Click here to Submit a New Manuscript.” Follow the instructions on each page. Once finished with a page, click on the “Save and Continue” option at the end of each page. Continue to follow the instructions for loading a new manuscript and/or other files at the appropriate stages (e.g., abstract, title page, etc.). When loading the manuscript file, make sure to use the “Browse” function and locate the correct file on your computer drive. Make sure to “Upload Files” when you are finished selecting the manuscript file you wish to upload. NOTE: All text files must be in word format and de-identified (please also remove any identifying information from the manuscript’s properties before you upload the manuscript). The system will convert the submission to a PDF file.


After uploading your manuscript, review your submission in one of the provided formats (e.g., PDF). Once you have reviewed your submission, click on the “Submit” button. You should receive a submission confirmation screen and an email confirming submission. You can revisit the website at any time to review the status of your submission.

Submission of a Revised Manuscript

To submit a revised manuscript to YVJJ, log onto the Sage track manuscript submission website at Once at your Author Dashboard, view your “Manuscripts with Decisions” and select the option to “Create a Revision.” Continue to follow the directions to upload your revised manuscript. Make sure to upload a de-identified version of your revision as with the initial submission. Also provide comments regarding changes that were made to your revised manuscript. These comments will be provided to reviewers.

Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal; simultaneous submissions are not acceptable.

All copy should be typed, double-spaced, and should follow the style of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Notes and references should appear at the end of the manuscript. Each manuscript should include a brief abstract of 100-150 words describing the subject, general approach, intended purpose of the article, and findings; include 4-5 keywords for indexing and online searching. Also, please supply a 2-3 line (within 50-75 words) bio for each author. Ordinarily, articles should be less than 35 pages in length. However, research notes should not exceed 15 pages.

Referees will evaluate submitted manuscripts anonymously. Therefore, potential contributors should send two electronic copies of the manuscript via e-mail, one copy that includes a cover page giving the title, author(s), and author(s) affiliation and complete contact information, and a second electronic copy in which only the title of the paper is included as a means of identification.

Book Reviews: Books for review and book review manuscripts should be sent to Ashley G. Blackburn, Book Review Editor, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, University of North Texas, Department of Criminal Justice, Denton, Texas 76203.

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Please be aware that Sage has no affiliation with SPi and makes no endorsement of the company. An author’s use of SPi’s services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and SPi, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

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