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
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Hybrid (Transformative Journal). How to publish with us, including Open Access

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68 days
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55,919 (2021)
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  1. Books Received

    Authors

    • Alexander Heinze
    • Content type: BookReview
    • Open Access
    • Published: 01 September 2022
    • Pages: 283 - 284
  2. Books Received

    Authors

    • Alexander Heinze
    • Content type: BookReview
    • Open Access
    • Published: 19 May 2022
    • Pages: 189 - 190
This journal has 65 open access articles

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Electronic ISSN
1572-9850
Print ISSN
1046-8374
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