Criminal Law Forum is the Official Journal of the Society for the Reform of Criminal Law, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. It is a peer reviewed journal dedicated to the advancement of criminal law theory, practice, and reform throughout the world. Under the direction of an international editorial board, Criminal Law Forum serves the global community of criminal law scholars and practitioners through its publication of original contributions and the dissemination of noteworthy public documents.

  • Advances criminal law theory, practice, and reform throughout the world
  • Official Journal of the Society for the Reform of Criminal Law
  • Publishes original contributions and disseminates noteworthy public documents

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Kai Ambos
Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
  • William A. Schabas
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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64 days
Submission to first decision
144 days
Submission to acceptance
38,960 (2019)
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    • David Prendergast
    • Content type: BookReview
This journal has 45 open access articles

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Electronic ISSN
1572-9850
Print ISSN
1046-8374
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