The Journal of Quantitative Criminology publishes papers that apply quantitative techniques to substantive, methodological, or evaluative concerns relevant to the criminological community. The contents span a broad range of disciplines, drawing on research advances in statistics, sociology, geography, political science, economics, and engineering. Features include original research, brief methodological critiques, and papers that explore new directions for studying a broad range of criminological topics.

  • Applies quantitative techniques to concerns relevant to the criminological community
  • Spans a range of disciplines including statistics, sociology, geography, political science, economics, and engineering
  • Offers original research, brief methodological critiques, and papers that explore new directions for study

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Editor-in-Chief
  • David Weisburd
Executive Editor
  • Badi Hasisi
Publishing model
Hybrid. Open Access options available

Journal metrics

3.899 (2018)
Impact factor
4.497 (2018)
Five year impact factor
118 days
Submission to first decision
364 days
Submission to acceptance
159,549 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1573-7799
Print ISSN
0748-4518
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