Important Journal Update


Thank You!

2020 has been a significant and challenging year for us all and we want to extend our sincere thanks and best wishes to our wonderful editors and the International Editorial Board, authors – and particularly our reviewers who have worked so hard this year with a growing number of submissions.

For all new submissions between 14 December 2020 and 15 January 2021:

During this time there may be some delay in having your paper reviewed by the Editorial team prior to sending for review.  We are conscious not to overwork our dedicated editorial team and reviewers at this time of year. We appreciate your patience and will endeavour to process your paper in a timely manner.  For all queries regarding your submission, please contact

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Online First

  • José A. Brandariz
  • Jace Valcore, Jess Rodgers, Nicole L. Asquith
  • Jen Rinaldi, Olga Marques
  • Sam Hanks

Current Issue

Vol. 9 No. 4 (2020): International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Published: 2020-12-01
Guest Editorial: State Violence - Practices and Responses
  • Tobia Fattore, Kate Gleeson
Special Issue: State Violence - Practices and Responses
  • Phil Scraton
  • Deena Haydon
  • Kate Gleeson
  • Joanne Faulkner
  • Anthea Vogl, Elyse Methven
  • George Newhouse, Daniel Ghezelbash, Alison Whittaker
  • Rebecca Scott Bray
  • Tobia Fattore, Jan Mason
  • Elena Faccio, Matteo Mazzucato, Antonio Iudici
  • Kim Lah, Anthony Collins
  • James Gacek
  • Anna Gjika, Alison J Marganski
  • Nathan Stephens Griffin
  • Barbara Perry, Davut Akca, Fatih Karakus, Mehmet Fatih Bastug
Book Reviews
  • Jace Valcore
  • Anna Sergi

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.

In 2015, the Journal met the Scopus evaluation as a high quality international journal and is currently ranked in the Q1 quartile for LAW

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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