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China Journal of Social Work

Special Issue Call for Papers: Criminal justice and social work in Chinese contexts

Deadline: 31 January 2020

The theme of special issue 13.1 (Publication Date: April 2020) is Criminal justice and social work in Chinese contexts. The goals of this special issue are: (1) to increase our understanding of victims, offenders, drug abusers and law enforcement agents within Chinese contexts from a social work perspective; (2) to highlight and showcase current research on the nexus of criminology and social work;  (3) to provide a forum to debate and theorise crime prevention and control and community safety within Chinese contexts; and (4) to present critical and innovative practical approaches that go beyond traditional social work interventions and assessments.

All manuscripts that discuss criminology/criminal justice and social work in Chinese contexts are welcome.

Suggested Questions

  • What are the innovative responses to tackling the needs and vulnerabilities of at-risk populations?
  • What controversial issues and ethical dilemmas do criminal justice professionals encounter in their handling of offenders and victims, and in their efforts to promote community safety?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for drug abuser/offender rehabilitation and victim protection work in contemporary Chinese societies?
  • Can Western knowledge and theory about crime and criminality be applied to the Chinese context and if so, how?
  • In what ways can social work theories, perspectives, values and practice models be applied in criminal justice settings?

China Journal of Social Work

Table of Contents for China Journal of Social Work. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Routledge

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Aims and Scope

Social work as an academic discipline was re-reintroduced to universities on the Chinese Mainland in the 1980s. The number of universities offering social work programs has increased dramatically in the past two decades. Social services provided by government organisations and NGOs have also proliferated as a response to rising social problems and needs. The China Journal of Social Work endeavours to provide a platform for scholars within and outside of the Chinese Mainland to share research, teaching and practice experiences and to facilitate critical dialogue between Chinese social workers and their international peers.

Submission guidelines

While the China Journal of Social Work primarily targets submissions in English, quality academic papers written in Chinese may also be selected for publication. The authors, who submit papers in Chinese, are responsible for the translation after the manuscripts are accepted. The abstracts of the papers are published in both English and Chinese. Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words in English, and no more than 10,000 in Chinese, with an abstract of 100 to 150 words on a separate sheet of paper. All submissions should be submitted via ScholarOne. You may find additional information on the journal website at http://www.tandfonline.com/rcsw

Editorial Information

Frederic Reamer, Rhode Island College, Rhode Island, U.S.A.

Ivan, Y. Sun, University of Delaware, Delaware, U.S.A.

Jessica C.M. Li, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR

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