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Maximize the Impact of your Criminal Justice Research

with the International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice

The International Journal of Comparative and Applied Criminal Justice (IJCACJ) publishes work on criminal justice using a range of theoretical methodologies and approaches, focuses on applied research, and adopts an explicitly comparative or international approach.

Work published in IJCACJ draws on insights from Economics, Sociology, Criminology, Geography, and Organization and Management Studies, applied to a Criminal Justice context. The journal publishes work about and from countries in all parts of the world and has so far included contributions from over 80 countries and five continents, including comparative work theory testing models developed outside of Western democracies and criminal justice systems.

IJCACJ today is one of the best-known, most widely-read, international criminal justice journals. It is published quarterly from Michigan State University’s School of Criminal Justice.

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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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2018's Top Downloaded Papers:

Article TitleAuthor(s)Vol (Issue)UsageAccess Option
The media’s coverage of mass public shootings in America: fifty years of newsworthinessJason R. Silva & Joel A. Capellan43 (1)1,630
The historical criminal statistics of Finland 1842–2015 – a systematic comparison to SwedenMiikka Vuorela42 (2-3)1,331Open Access
Under the radar: policing non-violent domestic abuse in the US and UKAmanda L. Robinson, Gillian M. Pinchevsky & Jennifer A. Guthrie40 (3)1,132Open Access
Crime and punishment in Russia – an introductionAnna Gurinskaya, Yakov Gilinskiy & Mahesh K. Nalla41 (3)1,040Free Access
A configurational analysis of 44 US mass shootings: 1975–2015Alexei Anisin42 (1)625

Regional Author Distribution:

We publish work from countries in all parts of the world

Most Recent Special Issues:

TitleVol (Issue)Year
Crime and Criminal Justice in Finland42 (2-3)2018
Private Security Regulations41 (4)2017
Crime and Justice in Russia41 (3)2017
Violence Against Women in India41 (1-2)2017
New Directions in Terrorism Research39 (4)2015

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IJCACJ Stats:

2018 CiteScore Tracker: 1.17
2017 SNIP: 0.713
2017 First Decision: 67 Days
Speed of Publication: 3.1 weeks
Editor-in-Chief: Dr Mahesh K. Nalla

Indexed in:

  • Scopus
  • Emerging Sources Citation Index (Web of Science)
  • Criminal Justice Abstracts
  • NCJRS Abstracts Database (National Criminal Justice Reference Service)

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