• Covers crime and deviance at the global, national, regional and local level, worldwide

  • Has a special focus on financial crime, corruption, terrorism and organizational crime

  • Welcomes criminological research in the areas of human rights, comparative and international criminal law and criminal justice

Crime, Law and Social Change publishes peer reviewed, original research articles addressing crime and the political economy of crime, whether at the global, national, regional or local levels, anywhere in the world. The Journal often presents work on financial crime, corruption, organized criminal groups, criminal enterprises and illegal markets, state crime, terrorism and security issues, cybercrime, cross-border crime and environmental crime. In addition, Crime, Law and Social Change welcomes criminological research in the areas of human rights, comparative and international criminal justice, compensation and justice for serious crime victims, international criminal law and cooperation. Finally, the Journal publishes multi-disciplinary criminological research focusing on gender, age, racial and ethnic equality issues.

  • Covers organized crime at the transnational, national, regional and local level, worldwide
  • Explores financial and environmental crime, political corruption, and the expropriation of resources from developing nations
  • Examines human rights, including genocide, compensation for victims of state-sponsored crime and analysis of rights organizations
  • Studies gender, racial and ethnic equality

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  • Mary Dodge,
  • Willem Huisman
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0.921 (2019)
Impact factor
1.146 (2019)
Five year impact factor
105 days
Submission to first decision
279 days
Submission to acceptance
272,199 (2020)

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