The Journal of Experimental Criminology focuses on high quality experimental and quasi-experimental research in the advancement of criminological theory and/or the development of evidence based crime and justice policy. The journal is also committed to the advancement of the science of systematic reviews and experimental methods in criminology and criminal justice. The journal seeks empirical papers on experimental and quasi-experimental studies, systematic reviews on substantive criminological and criminal justice issues, and methodological papers on experimentation and systematic review. The journal encourages submissions from scholars in the broad array of scientific disciplines that are concerned with criminology as well as crime and justice problems.

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  • Offers experimental and quasi-experimental research in the development of evidence based crime and justice policy
  • Spans an array of scientific disciplines concerned with crime and justice
  • Promotes advancement of the science of systematic reviews and experimental methods in criminology and criminal justice

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  • Wesley Jennings
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2.308 (2019)
Impact factor
3.609 (2019)
Five year impact factor
91 days
Submission to first decision
289 days
Submission to acceptance
139,271 (2019)

Latest issue

Volume 16

Issue 3, September 2020

Experimental Neurocriminology

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This journal has 49 open access articles

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