About the Journal

The British Journal of Criminology, Law & Justice (BJCLJ) (ISSN: 2752-8103) is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing high-quality original research. It is devoted to the study of crime and deviant behavior. Interdisciplinary in scope, the journal publishes articles that advance the theoretical and research agenda of criminology and criminal justice. The journal seeks to open channels of communication between academics, researchers and policy makers across the world. The BJCLJ brings together broad theoretical accounts of crime, analyses of quantitative data, comparative studies, systematic evaluations of interventions and discussions of criminal justice institutions.

The journal encourages submissions from academics, researchers, and practitioners. The journal publishes papers based on quantitative and/or qualitative research design. Original conceptual papers and brief research reports will also be considered for publication. Papers published in the BJCLJ are double blind peer-reviewed.

The term law is understood in in all matters relating to law. While the Journal has an emphasis on theoretical work and on broad issues arising from the relationship of law to other disciplines, no topic of legal interest and no approach to scholarship is excluded. The Journal welcomes outstanding original contributions in doctrinal and critical scholarship on domestic and international law, and contributions to comparative law, to legal history, and to legal philosophy. We welcome interdisciplinary contributions in areas of relevance to the law and, in particular, work that uses the techniques of the social sciences and the humanities to contribute to understanding in legal studies.


Academics and researchers in crime, whether they be from criminology, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, politics or social work, and for professionals concerned with crime, law, criminal justice, politics, and penology.


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