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Criminal Justice and Behavior

Criminal Justice and Behavior

2018 Impact Factor: 2.164
2018 Ranking: 58/130 in Psychology, Clinical | 17/65 in Criminology & Penology
Source: Journal Citation Reports (Web of Science Group, 2019)
An International Journal

Editor
Robert D. Morgan Texas Tech University, USA


eISSN: 15523594 | ISSN: 00938548 | Current volume: 46 | Current issue: 10 Frequency: Monthly
Criminal Justice and Behavior is the official publication of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology (IACFP). All individual subscriptions are handled through the IACFP. For more information or to join the IACFP, visit www.myiacfp.org.

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 Coverage

Criminal 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.

Associate Editor
Beth Huebner University of Missouri St. Louis, USA
Jim Ogloff Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Mark Olver University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Book Review Editor
Ashley Batastini University of Southern Mississippi, USA
Managing Editor
Jaime S. Henderson First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, USA
Editorial Assistant
Lexie Brown Texas Tech University, USA
Founding Editor
Stanley L. Brodsky The University of Alabama, USA
Editorial Board
Michael G. Aamodt Radford University, USA
Nicole Renee Bartholomew Federal Bureau of Prisons, Federal Medical Center Carswell, USA
Kevin M. Beaver Florida State University, USA
Guy Bourgon Public Safety Canada, Canada
Stanley L. Brodsky The University of Alabama, 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
Robert D. Hare University of British Colombia, 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
J. B. Kip Kingree Clemson University, USA
Calvin M. Langton Clinical and Forensic Psychology Private Practice, Canada
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
Mary McMurran University of Nottingham, UK
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
Devon L. L. Polaschek, Ph.D. The University of Waikato, New Zealand
Richard Redding Chapman University, USA
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
Emily J. Salisbury University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Jeffrey C. Sandler New York State Office of Mental Health, USA
Joseph Schafer St. Louis 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
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IACFP Past President
IACFP Interim Executive Director
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  • 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 (6th edition) must be followed. Please note the changes in header formatting from the 5th to the 6th edition. Manuscript header formatting should follow the 6th edition. Questions concerning manuscript submission can be directed to cjb.sagepub@gmail.com.

    Book reviews and inquiries should be sent to Joseph Eastwood, Ph.D. at Bishop's University, 2600 Rue College, Sherbrooke, QC CANADA J1M 1Z7, email: eastwooj@gmail.com.

    Authors who want to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider utilizing the services of SPi, a non-affiliated company that offers Professional Editing Services to authors of journal articles in the areas of science, technology, medicine or the social sciences. SPi specializes in editing and correcting English-language manuscripts written by authors with a primary language other than English. Visit http://www.prof-editing.com for more information about SPi’s Professional Editing Services, pricing, and turn-around times, or to obtain a free quote or submit a manuscript for language polishing.

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    The collection of ORCID iDs from corresponding authors is now part of the submission process of this journal. If you already have an ORCID iD you will be asked to associate that to your submission during the online submission process. We also strongly encourage all co-authors to link their ORCID ID to their accounts in our online peer review platforms. It takes seconds to do: click the link when prompted, sign into your ORCID account and our systems are automatically updated. Your ORCID iD will become part of your accepted publication’s metadata, making your work attributable to you and only you. Your ORCID iD is published with your article so that fellow researchers reading your work can link to your ORCID profile and from there link to your other publications.

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    Individual Subscriptions: Individuals may subscribe by becoming members of the International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology. For more information, including various benefits of membership, please visit www.myiacfp.org.

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