Information For Readers
Urban Crime will present a composite of analyses and syntheses of research on the intersections between crime and the urban environment, drawn from a variety of sources. It will publish peer-reviewed, original research articles in English, French and Greek. The contents of the new journal will also include reviews of important new books and will present analyses and commentaries on current issues in urban crime. The journal will also occasionally publish thematic/special issues on specific topics related to urban crime with the participation of guest editors, who are invited to submit special issue proposal.
Urban Crime will be a useful resource for academics and researchers from a variety of disciplines including, among other, criminology and criminal justice, sociology, social policy, social anthropology, geography, politics, economics, cultural and media studies, as well as practitioners and policy makers. The vision for the growth and impact of Urban Crime involves becoming a truly global publication that represents the diversity of thematic interests and research cultures in the field of urban crime studies.
The vision for the growth and impact of Urban Crime involves:
- Implementing rigorous and swift editorial and peer-review process that will make the journal an indispensable forum in the field.
- Becoming a truly global publication that represents the diversity of thematic interests and research cultures in the field of urban crime studies. It is best placed to become the home of cross-cutting, theoretically ambitious studies that are relevant across specializations, as well as a globalized journal featuring research that draws from wide-ranging geographical, cultural, political and social contexts. To this end, we intend to work towards inviting submissions from all parts of the world to further promote the journal not only in contexts that are well-represented (e.g. Europe, N. America) but also, through our extensive scholarly network, in regions such as Asia, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Latin America. These regions are currently under-represented and can offer fresh empirical and theoretical insights into the study of urban crime.
- Encouraging the submission of quality research and commentary by practitioners such as law enforcement agents, members of the judiciary, government and local government officials, industry and non-governmental organizations working on urban crime-related topics.
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