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Justice Evaluation Journal

Now Welcoming Submissions!

The Justice Evaluation Journal invites you to submit papers concerning criminal justice policies and programs broadly defined. This includes related public policy areas which have a secondary impact on criminal justice outcomes such as education or health initiatives. Accordingly, the journal also welcomes cross disciplinary and multidisciplinary submissions, particularly from Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Public Administration, and Economics as well as Criminal Justice and Criminology.

JEJ publishes evidence-based evaluations of existing programs and policies and the role of research in practice. Articles accepted for publication explicitly assess outcomes and their impact, offer evidence-based suggestions for improvement, alternative approaches, or discontinuation or ineffective existing programs or policies. The preferred article explores the best methodological approaches to accomplish evaluative work, and addresses the limitations of the underlying research upon which the program or policy was based and suggests further avenues of primary research which practice could benefit from.

JEJ is one of three journals offered by The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS).

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  • Increase your opportunities for future collaboration.
  • Enjoy a rapid publication process and validate your research with our robust peer review.
  • Gain recognition from an interdisciplinary, international readership.
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"JEJ strives to publish the best research on the efficacy and efficiency of crime reduction and prevention programs. In that spirit, it lies at the intersection of how academic research can help inform criminal justice policy and practice regarding what works, what does not work, and why." - Alex R. Piquero, PhD, Editor of JEJ

Submission Guidelines

The Justice Evaluation Journal focuses on evaluation practices aimed at improving criminal justice outcomes. Therefore, articles for publication are to be formatted as accessible as possible to practitioners. Submissions should:

  • Be no more than 30 pages
  • Focus on the research questions, methodology, findings and analysis of results rather than extensive literature reviews
  • Explicitly assess the research's implications for the program or policy in question

Please read our Instructions for Authors page for full details on preparing your manuscript for submission to the Justice Evaluation Journal.

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Meet the Editor

Alex R. Piquero, PhD is the Ashbel Smith Professor of Criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas, where he is also the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences. He has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles in the areas of criminal careers, crime prevention, criminological theory, and quantitative research methods, along with collaborating on several books. His works have been cited over 30,000 times. Dr. Piquero is also Fellow of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences and the American Society of Criminology. In 2014 he received The University of Texas System Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award and in 2018 he was elected into The University of Texas System’s Ac

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