The European Journal of Criminology
The European Journal of Criminology is an international, peer reviewed journal publishing high quality original research. It is the prime European source for authoritative information and analysis on crime and criminal justice issues. Launched in January 2004 by the European Society of Criminology in partnership with SAGE Publications, the journal seeks to open channels of communication between academics, researchers and policy makers across the wider Europe.
At a time when crime and punishment is being hotly debated across Europe, European Journal of Criminology brings together broad theoretical accounts of crime, analyses of quantitative data, comparative studies, systematic evaluations of interventions and discussions of criminal justice institutions.
Each issue includes a ‘country survey’ to summarize essential facts about a country's criminal justice system, review trends in crime and punishment, and discuss major publications in recent years.
"As criminology becomes steadily more international and comparative in its focus it is timely that this new journal should be launched. With its broad focus and special features it will be required reading for anyone interested in European penal systems and practices." Tim Newburn, London School of Economics, UK
"The need for a comparative and international criminology has never been so apparent or so urgent. The creation of the European Journal of Criminology is a vital step in realizing the aspiration of a criminology of and for Europe. Lively, topical and serious - this is one of the most significant developments in our field in recent years." Richard Sparks, University of Edinburgh, UK
The European Journal of Criminology is the official publication for the European Society of Criminology.