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Feminist Criminology is an innovative journal that is dedicated to research related to women, girls, and crime within the context of a feminist critique of criminology. Published five times a year by SAGE Publications as the official journal of the Division on Women and Crime of the American Society of Criminology, this international publication focuses on research and theory that highlights the gendered nature of crime.
The feminist critique of criminology incorporates a perspective that the paths to crime differ for males and females. Therefore, research that uses sex as a control variable often fails to illuminate the factors that predict female criminality. Feminist Criminology provides a venue for articles that place women in the center of the research question, answering different questions than the mainstream approach of controlling for sex.
Feminist Criminology features research utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methodology and includes insightful topics such as
- Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Diversity in the Study of Women and Crime
- Cross-Cultural / International Perspectives on Women and Crime
- Women Working in the Criminal Justice Profession
- How Women Offenders Are Treated in the Criminal Justice System
- Girls and Women as Victims
- Feminist Theories of Crime
- Girls, Women and the Justice System
The main aim of Feminist Criminology is to focus on research related to women, girls and crime. The scope includes research on women working in the criminal justice profession, women as offenders and how they are dealt with in the criminal justice system, women as victims, and theories and tests of theories related to women and crime. The feminist critique of criminology incorporates a perspective that the paths to crime differ for males and females, thus research that uses sex as a control variable often fails to illuminate the factors that predict female criminality. This journal will highlight research that takes a perspective designed to demonstrate the gendered nature of crime and responses to crime. The main focus of the journal will be empirical research and theory, although the editor welcomes practice-oriented manuscripts.
|Kristy Holtfreter||Arizona State University, USA|
|Natasha Pusch||Arizona State University, USA|
|Joanne Belknap||University of Colorado Boulder, USA|
|Amanda Burgess-Proctor||Oakland University, USA|
|Leslie Gordon Simons||University of Georgia, USA|
|Susan F. Sharp||University of Oklahoma, USA|
|Freda Adler||University of Pennsylvania, USA|
|Nawal H. Ammar||Rowan University, USA|
|Elaine Arnull||University of Wolverhampton, UK|
|Rosemary Barberet||John Jay College of Criminal Justice, USA|
|Vanessa Barker||Stockholm University, Sweden|
|Lisa Broidy||University of New Mexico, USA|
|Callie Harbin Burt||Georgia State University, USA|
|Kerry Carrington||Queensland University of Technology, Australia|
|Meda Chesney-Lind||University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA|
|Johnna Christian||Rutgers University, USA|
|Jennifer Cobbina||Michigan State University, USA|
|Amy D’Unger||Georgia Institute of Technology, USA|
|Kathleen Daly||Griffith University, Australia|
|Mona Danner||Old Dominion University, USA|
|Walter DeKeseredy||West Virginia University, Morgantown, USA|
|Cortney Franklin||Sam Houston State University, USA|
|Sonia M. Frias||Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico|
|Venessa Garcia||New Jersey City University, USA|
|Loraine Gelsthorpe||University of Cambridge, UK|
|Katelyn A. Golladay||University of Wyoming, USA|
|Angela R. Gover||University of Colorado, Denver, USA|
|Kelly Hannah-Moffat||University of Toronto, Canada|
|Frances Heidensohn||London School of Economics, UK|
|Karen Heimer||University of Iowa, USA|
|Jana Jasinski||Sociology, University of Central Florida, USA|
|Nikki Jones||University of California, Berkeley, USA|
|Nancy Jurik||Arizona State University, USA|
|Barbara Koons-Witt||University of South Carolina, USA|
|Karen Joe Laidler||The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China|
|LaDonna Long||Roosevelt University, USA|
|Vera Lopez||Arizona State University, USA|
|James W. Messerschmidt||University of Southern Maine, USA|
|Susan Miller||University of Delaware, USA|
|Merry Morash||Michigan State University, USA|
|Jordana Navarro||The Citadel, USA|
|Cara E. Rabe-Hemp||Illinois State University, USA|
|Claire Renzetti||University of Kentucky, USA|
|Beth E. Richie||University of Illinois at Chicago, USA|
|Sally Simpson||University of Maryland, USA|
|Darrell J. Steffensmeier||Pennsylvania State University, USA|
|María B. Velez||University of Maryland, USA|
|Sara Wakefield||Rutgers University, USA|
|Nancy Wonders||Northern Arizona University, USA|
|Emily M. Wright||University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA|
|Marjorie Zatz||University of California, Merced, USA|
Feminist Criminology welcomes academics, practitioners, and researchers interested in studies that incorporate a feminist critique to the study of gender and crime to submit manuscripts for publication consideration. The focus should be on various aspects of women and crime, broadly defined, that (1) contribute to criminological theory; (2) expand the borders of feminist scholarship (e.g., by focusing on a unique setting or population); and (3) promote access to justice for women and/or girls by contributing to policy and/practices. This includes empirical articles testing criminological theory(s), theoretical articles advancing new theory(s) or integrating existing theory(s), and evaluations of programs or policies relevant to women as offenders, victims, or criminal justice system employees.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed by the diverse and distinguished multi-disciplinary editorial board and should be submitted in electronic format, not exceeding 30 double-spaced typed pages, with a 100-word abstract and a brief autobiographical sketch. Figures, tables, and references must be on separate pages and should follow the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum..
All manuscripts must be submitted online to Feminist Criminology using SAGETRACK. This system makes it easy to submit your article as well as submit revisions and resubmissions through automatic linking. Authors also can track the progress of submissions online. To submit an article and all supplementary files, visit http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/fc. If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Editor at email@example.com.
Manuscripts should not exceed 30 double-spaced typed pages, including references, figures, and tables.. Submissions also should include a 100-word abstract and a brief autobiographical sketch. Figures, tables, and references should follow the format specified in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition). Figures and tables should be kept to a minimum. Manuscripts are peer-reviewed by the diverse and distinguished multi-disciplinary editorial board and other scholars in the field.
When submitting your manuscript online, it is important to ensure that all identifying information is removed from your document before it undergoes peer review. If a manuscript is improperly blinded, it will need to be sent back to you for correction which will ultimately delay the review process.
Below is a checklist for removing identifying information, to help you ensure your documents are properly blinded:
- Manuscript file names
- Within your abstract
- Author’s responses (for revised manuscripts)
- Do not include a signature
- Do not put them on letterhead
- Footnotes acknowledging grant awards or funding
- Use of “I”, “we”, “me” with specific reference to names in the body of the text or within citations
- Reference to previous experiences, awards, or previous research that is singular, unique, or repeated
- Manuscript and/or citation should not appear anywhere that is searchable by internet (e.g. on your online CV or on academia.edu)
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