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European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

Editor-in-Chief: Ernesto U. Savona

ISSN: 0928-1371 (print version)
ISSN: 1572-9869 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10610

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Current issues from a practical and theoretical perspective
  • Covers criminal policy in today’s enlarged Europe, and beyond
  • Discusses trade-offs between security and individual rights
  • Tracks legislative and institutional change
  • Promotes understanding of crime in different geographical and socio-economic contexts
  • Devotes attention to alternative policies and practices

The European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research monitors crime trends in today’s enlarged Europe and beyond. The focus of its peer-reviewed coverage is on understanding crime in different geographical and socio-economic contexts, on presenting innovative crime prevention policies and practices, and on following legislative and institutional change.

Discussion includes the trade-off between security and rights and ways to optimize the effectiveness of criminal justice systems with respect to human and civil rights.

Recognizing that criminal justice systems are not the only method for dealing with crime, the journal also devotes attention to alternative policies and practices.

Its four annual issues include two thematic issues and two that are open to various contributions.

Related subjects » Criminology & Criminal Justice - Political Science

Impact Factor: 0.472 (2013) * 

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    The European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research is an anonymously peer reviewed Journal. It is published four times a year, with two thematic issues and two issues that are open to various contributions. The Journal focuses on the European dimension of crime and looks at its research and policy implications.

    Areas covered by this Journal, that people are invited to submit articles about, include:

    Crime in the European context at large: the enlargement of Europe means greater opportunities for crime, but it is also an incentive for the process of approximating law and building institutions to counteract it. The Journal monitors crime trends in an enlarged Europe and follows this process of legislative and institutional change;
    The international dimensions of crime: making Europe the focus of the Journal does not mean forgetting the international dimensions of crime. The Journal is interested in understanding crime in different geographical and socio-economic contexts, and in presenting innovative crime prevention policies and practices;
    Security and rights: the trade-off between security and rights seems to be the issue of the next few years. The Journal focuses on when it is possible to optimise the effectiveness of the criminal justice systems and their respect of human and civil rights;
    The reduction of opportunities versus crime control: the Journal regards criminal justice systems as important in crime prevention but not as the only way to deal with this, and therefore devotes attention to alternative policies and practices.

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