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.

  • 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

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  • Ernesto Ugo Savona
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

1.030 (2018)
Impact factor
1.168 (2018)
Five year impact factor
58 days
Submission to first decision
16 days
Acceptance to publication
139,086 (2018)


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