The Asian Journal of Criminology advances the study of criminology and criminal justice, promoting evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice. The Journal provides a platform for discussion and exchange of ideas among criminologists, policymakers, and practitioners, by publishing papers relating to crime, crime prevention, criminal law, medico-legal topics and the administration of criminal justice in Asian countries. The focus is on theoretical and methodological papers with an emphasis on evidence-based, empirical research addressing crime in Asian contexts. It presents research from a broad variety of methodological traditions, including quantitative, qualitative, historical, and comparative methods. Its multi-disciplinary approach spans a range of disciplines, including criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies, history, and geography.

  • Advances the study of criminology and criminal justice in Asian contexts
  • Promotes evidence-based public policy in crime prevention, and comparative studies on crime and criminal justice
  • Presents research from a broad variety of methodological traditions
  • Coverage spans criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, psychology, forensic science, social work, urban studies and more

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Jianhong Liu
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Hybrid. Open Access options available

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1.056 (2019)
Impact factor
80 days
Submission to first decision
172 days
Submission to acceptance
39,533 (2019)
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Electronic ISSN
1871-014X
Print ISSN
1871-0131
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  1. CNKI
  2. Current Contents / Social & Behavioral Sciences
  3. Dimensions
  4. EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts
  5. EBSCO Discovery Service
  6. Google Scholar
  7. Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China
  8. Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition
  9. Naver
  10. OCLC WorldCat Discovery Service
  11. ProQuest Central
  12. ProQuest Criminal Justice
  13. ProQuest Social Science Collection
  14. ProQuest-ExLibris Primo
  15. ProQuest-ExLibris Summon
  16. SCImago
  17. SCOPUS
  18. Social Science Citation Index
  19. UGC-CARE List (India)
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