Criminal Justice and Behavior promotes scholarly evaluations of assessment, classification, prevention, intervention, and treatment programs to help the correctional professional develop successful programs based on sound and informative theoretical and research foundations. Publishing timely, well-conceived, and lively scholarship, Criminal Justice and Behavior advances the knowledge and expertise of professionals and academics involved in forensic psychology, with a concentration on correctional psychology.
Comprehensive CoverageCriminal Justice and Behavior brings you original research, theoretical contributions, and information on innovative programs and practices, as well as critical reviews of literature or theory on topics central to criminal justice and behavior, including:
- Classification and treatments of offenders
- Causes of delinquent and criminal behaviour
- Prevention, intervention, and treatment programs
- Education and training
- Effectiveness of different sanctions
- Offender and offensive characteristics
- Psychology of policing
- Psychology and law issues
In the pages of the journal you’ll find:
Articles: To keep you at the very forefront of correctional and forensic psychology that the journal fosters. Criminal Justice and Behavior publishes high-quality scholarship concerning the interface between the behavioral sciences and the criminal justice system. Empirical research is emphasized, and theoretical and integrative review articles are also featured.
Commentaries: To present you with a wide variety of opinions and experiences, journal commentaries are often solicited on articles that are particularly thought provoking in their implications or that can be further illuminated by an additional perspective.
Book Reviews: The journal includes stimulating reviews on recently published books to help you stay current on the best and most important resources in the field.
Criminal Justice and Behavior publishes articles examining psychological and behavioral aspects of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The concepts "criminal justice" and "behavior" should be interpreted broadly to include analyses of etiology of delinquent or criminal behavior, the process of law violation, victimology, offender classification and treatment, deterrence, and incapacitation.
|Robert D. Morgan||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Beth Huebner||University of Missouri St. Louis, USA|
|Jim Ogloff||Swinburne University of Technology, Australia|
|Mark Olver||University of Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Ashley Batastini||University of Southern Mississippi, USA|
|Jaime S. Henderson||First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Lexie Brown||Texas Tech University, USA|
|Stanley L. Brodsky||The University of Alabama, USA|
|Michael G. Aamodt||Radford University, USA|
|Eva Aizpurua||University of Dublin, Ireland|
|Nicole Renee Bartholomew||Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Medical Center Carswell, USA|
|Kevin M. Beaver||Florida State University, USA|
|Stanley L. Brodsky||The University of Alabama, USA|
|Amy Burrell||Coventry University, UK|
|Dena Carson||Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA|
|David DeMatteo||Drexel University, USA|
|Jennifer Eno Louden||University of Texas El Paso, USA|
|Bryanna Fox||University of South Florida, USA|
|Brett Gardner||University of Virginia, Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, USA|
|Krista Gehring||University of Houston Downtown, USA|
|Alan M. Goldstein||John Jay College, USA|
|J. Thomas Grisso||University of Massachusetts, USA|
|R. Karl Hanson||Carleton University, Canada|
|Kirk Heilbrun||Drexel University, USA|
|Jacqueline B. Helfgott||Seattle University, USA|
|Zoe Hilton||University of Toronto and Waypoint Research Institute, Canada|
|Kristy Holtfreter||Arizona State University, USA|
|Robert Homant||University of Detroit, USA|
|Kayleen Islam-Zwart||Eastern Washington University, USA|
|Natalie Jones||Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada|
|Erin M. Kearns||University of Alabama, USA|
|J. B. Kip Kingree||Clemson University, USA|
|Calvin M. Langton||Clinical and Forensic Psychology Private Practice, Canada|
|Sarah M. Manchak||University of Cincinnati, USA|
|Jon T. Mandracchia||University of Southern Mississippi, USA|
|Douglas Marlowe||National Association of Drug Court Professionals, USA|
|Troy McEwan||Swinburne University of Technology & Forensicare, Australia|
|Ryan C. Meldrum||Florida International University, USA|
|Holly A. Miller||Sam Houston State University, USA|
|Damon Mitchell||Central Connecticut State University, USA|
|David Nussbaum||The Allen K. Hess Institute for Integrative and Forensic Behavioural Science, Canada|
|Alex Piquero||University of Texas at Dallas, USA|
|Devon L. L. Polaschek, Ph.D.||The University of Waikato, New Zealand|
|Richard Rogers||University of North Texas, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, USA|
|R. Barry Ruback||Penn State University, USA|
|Danielle Rudes||George Mason University, USA|
|Brenda Russell||The Pennsylvania State University, Berks, USA|
|Jeffrey C. Sandler||New York State Office of Mental Health, USA|
|Joseph Schafer||St. Louis University, USA|
|Craig Schwalbe||Columbia University, USA|
|David J. Simourd||Canada|
|Keira C. Stockdale||University of Saskatchewan, Canada|
|Raymond Tafrate||Central Connecticut State University, USA|
|Nichola Tyler||Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand|
|Taryn VanderPyl||Pacific University, USA|
|Jamie C. Vaske||Western Carolina University, USA|
|Jodi Vilgoen||Simon Fraser University, Canada|
|Glenn D. Walters||Kutztown University, USA|
|Jennifer Wareham||Wayne State University, USA|
|J. Stephen Wormith||University of Saskatchewan, Canada|
Criminal Justice and Behavior seeks contributions examining psychological and behavioral aspects of the juvenile and criminal justice systems. The concepts "criminal justice’’ and "behavior’’ should be interpreted broadly to include analyses of the etiology of delinquent or criminal behavior, the process of law violation, of victimology, offender classification and treatment, deterrence, and incapacitation. The journal will include analyses of both clientele and employees in the justice systems, and it will include analyses of the effects of differing sanctions or programs. The journal emphasizes reports of original empirical research, theoretical contributions, development and testing of innovative programs and practices, and critical reviews of literature or theory on central topics of criminal justice and behavior. Articles dealing with behavioral aspects of juvenile or criminal justice are welcomed from throughout the world.
Submissions must be sent electronically to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cjb. Manuscripts should be typed and double spaced, with tables, charts, and references on separate pages. The recommended length for manuscripts submitted to CJB is up to 35 pages. Authors should provide justification for manuscript length that exceeds 35 pages, and will not accept for review manuscripts over 45 pages without extenuating circumstances for which Editor approval is required for submission. Note that pages here include the abstract, body of the manuscript, references, and all tables and figures.
The format described in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (most current edition) must be followed. Please note the changes in header formatting from the 5th to the 6th edition. Manuscript header formatting should follow the latest edition. Questions concerning manuscript submission can be directed to email@example.com.
Book reviews must be sent electronically to https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/cjb. Inquiries regarding book reviews should be sent to Ashley B. Batastini, Ph.D. at University of Southern Mississippi, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with typical manuscript submissions, book reviews should be typed and double spaced, with references on separate pages. In addition to summarizing the main thesis and/or arguments presented in the book, book reviews should also offer a balanced and objective critique that addresses (among other aspects deemed appropriate) the novelty or timeliness of the book, the book author’s credentials to speak as an authority on the topic, the thoroughness with which the topic area is covered, the strength of the arguments presented, the structure and organization of the book’s contents, and its implications for criminal justice practice or research. Book reviews that only provide a general summary of the book with no further analysis of the book’s quality will not be considered for publication. Please be advised that CJB prioritizes reviews for books that have an academic or research-based focused as opposed to biographical works, fiction, or theoretical texts that have a limited empirical basis. Therefore, unsolicited book reviewers are advised to select books that align with the aims and scope of CJB.
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SAGE Choice and Open Access
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