New Editorial Board International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy

Welcome to the New Editorial Board International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy

This is the 7th year of publication of the International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy, which is committed to democratising knowledge through free to publish and free to download Open Access. We welcome our readers, reviewers, and International Editorial Board Members to another year of open access high quality publication. The demand to publish in our journal has grown exponentially over the last few years. We now receive a submission almost every day and so are very greatful to our reviewers. Our downloads are now over 100,000 per annum.

This year we welcome Associate Professor Matthew Ball as our new Assistant Editor and Dr Michael Chataway as our new Book Review Editor.

We thank Dr Kelly Richards for her contribution as Assistant Editor and Dr Bridget Harris for her contribution as Book Review Editor.

We look forward to working with you again this year.

Kerry Carrington and John Scott

Co Chief Editors


Co-hosted international conference Southern Criminology, Santa Fe, Argentina

Around 100 scholars from Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Columbia, UK, America, Singapore and Australia met at the international conference on Southern Criminology, co-hosted by the Faculty of Law, QUT and the Faculty of Law, Universidad Nacional del Litorel, Argentina 7-9 November 2018. The papers were simultaneously translated to bridge global divides, enhance inter-lingual dialogue and cross-cultural communication. The event was attended by 13 staff from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law, QUT.

School of Justice, Faculty of Law Staff visit Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires


On Monday 10 November staff from the School of Justice, Faculty of Law QUT, visited the Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina (Faculdad de Derecho UBA). Professor Diego Zysman from UBA, who is also an adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law QUT, met the group from QUT to undertake a private tour of the magnificent building, paintings, sculpture, history and architecture. The faculty has played an important role in the building of Argentina as a democratic nation.13 of the country’s Presidents did their law degree here, as have many of the Judges who tried the military juntas. The most famous Raúl Alfonsín was the first elected president after the fall of the military dictatorship 10 December 1983. This year the university will celebrate 35 years since the return of democracy in Argentina.


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Professor John Scott elected Vice-President #Asian #Criminological Society

Professor John Scott has been elected one of three Vice-President’s for the Asian Society of Criminology 2019-2021. Wai Ting Cheung ü R. Thilagaraj were elected the two other Vice-Presidents. Professor Setsuo Miyazawa from Japan was elected the President. Congratulations all and wishing you all the best for the Annual conference of the Asian Criminological Society in Malaysia this week.

Asian Journal of Criminology now ranked Q1 by Scopus – bridging global divides in the hierarchy of Knowledge!

Dear colleagues.

The Asian Journal of Criminology (AJOC) has been ranked as a Q1 journal by SJR. It is included in the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI). Congratulations to Professor Jianhong Liu and the journals’ editorial team. This is a result that bridges global divides in the hierarchy of knowledge, that has typically favoured journals from the wealthy countries of the global north.

Editors are seeking manuscripts.

To submit your manuscript, please get registered into our system at:
To read papers in AJOC and check more information, please go to:

Following are the Table of Contents in the last four issues of Asian Journal of Criminology:

Volume 12, Issue 3, September 2017
Sarre, R. (2017). Metadata Retention as a Means of Combatting Terrorism and Organised Crime: A Perspective from Australia.Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 167-179. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9256-7
Carrington, K., & Hogg, R. (2017). Deconstructing Criminology’s Origin Stories. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 181-197. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9248-7
Densley, J. A., Hilal, S. M., Li, S. D., & Tang, W. (2017). Homicide-Suicide in China: an Exploratory Study of Characteristics and Types. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 199-216. doi:10.1007/s11417-016-9238-1
Lin, Y. S. (2017). Is this the Right Job for Me and my Children? Turnover Intention and Parental Correctional Career Endorsement among Correctional Officers in Taiwan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 217-230. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9243-z
Cassiano, M. S. (2017). Review of Gary T. Marx, Windows into the Soul: Surveillance and Society in an Age of High Technology.Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(3), 231-233. doi:10.1007/s11417-017-9247-8

Volume 12, Issue 4, December 2017
Atkinson-Sheppard, S. (2017). ‘Mastaans’ and the Market for Social Protection Exploring Mafia Groups in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 235-253.
Mundia, L., Matzin, R., Mahalle, S., Hamid, MHS, & Osman, RS. (2017). Roles of Psychopathic Personality, Mental Health, and Recidivism in Criminal Behavior: Survey of Brunei Inmates. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 255-280.
Chen, X. (2017). Parental Migration, Caretaking Arrangement, and Children’s Delinquent Behavior in Rural China. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 281-302.
Li, Y. (2017). Spatio-Temporal Change of Crime at Provincial Scale in China—Since the Economic Reform. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 303-340.
Barrera, D. J. (2017). Drug War Stories and the Philippine President. Asian Journal of Criminology, 12(4), 341-359.

Volume 13, Issue 1, March 2018
Lee, S. C., Hanson, R. K. & Zabarauckas, C. L. (2018). Sex Offenders of East Asian Heritage Resemble Other Canadian Sex Offenders. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 1-15.
Lee, S. C., Hanson, R. K. & Zabarauckas, C. L. (2018). Correction to: Sex Offenders of East Asian Heritage Resemble Other Canadian Sex Offenders. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 17-18.
Nalla, M. K., Hamm, J. A. & Paek. S. Y. (2018). Is Police Integrity an Important Predictor of Citizen Satisfaction in Police in Post-colonial Emerging Democracies? The Case of India. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 19-34.
Wyatt, T., Johnson, K., Hunter, L. & George R. (2018). Corruption and Wildlife Trafficking: Three Case Studies Involving Asia.Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 35-55.
Ullah, A., Yang, Q., Ali, Z. & Anees M. (2018). Terrorism in India as a Determinant of Terrorism in Pakistan. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(1), 57-77.

Volume 13, Issue 2, June 2018
Yuan, X. (2018). Conducting Criminological Fieldwork in China: a Guanxi Approach? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 70-90.
Chan, W., Tan, E. S., Lee, J. T. & Mathi, B. (2018). How Strong Is Public Support for the Death Penalty in Singapore? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 91-107.
Ludbey, C. R., Brooks, D. J. & Coole, M. P. (2018). Corporate Security: Identifying and Understanding the Levels of Security Work in an Organisation. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 109-128.
Suzuki, M., Pai, C. & Islam, M. J. (2018). Systematic Quantitative Literature Review on Criminological Theories in Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 129-151.
Suzuki, M., Pai, C. & Islam, M. J. (2018). Correction to: Systematic Quantitative Literature Review on Criminological Theories in Asia. Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 153.
Scott, J., Fa’avale, A. & Thompson, B. Y. (2018). What can Southern Criminology Contribute to a Post-Race Agenda? Asian Journal of Criminology, 13(2), 155-173.

Justice Award for the Best Article in the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Professor Kristian Lasslett has won the 2017 Justice Prize for his article –

‘Uncovering the Transnational Networks, Organisational Techniques and State-Corporate Ties Behind Grand Corruption: Building an Investigative Methodology’, for the best paper published in the International Journal for Crime Justice and Social Democracy, as judged by the Award Committee drawn from the International Editorial Board.

The award will be presented next year at our 5th Crime, Justice and Social Democracy International Conference to be held at the Gold Coast, Qld 14-17 July.


Professors Kerry Carrington and John Scott – Chief Editors

Dr Kelly Richards, Assistant Editor

ARC Scholarships for Higher Degree Students: Preventing Gendered Violence

ARC Scholarship – Preventing Gendered Violence The scholarship HDR student will work with a team on a project entitled “Preventing Gendered Violence: Lessons from the Global South”, funded by the Australian Research Council. The scholarship can either be for a Masters or PhD. Both domestic and international students can apply.
Eligibility Details You must meet QUT’s eligibility requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy or Master of Philosophy, in line with the course you are applying for. In addition to this, your relevant degree used as the basis for entry must be in the fields of law, criminology or social science. Provision of the scholarship is conditional on successful application and admission into the applicable course.
Ideally, applicants will also have Spanish language skills as the fieldwork will be in Argentina and Australia.

What you receive A living allowance for two years for Masters students or three years for PhD students, indexed annually ($27,082 in 2018). The scholarship is tax exempt for full-time students, and can be used to support living costs. A relocation allowance may be available subject to application and approval by the Chief Investigator of the project. An allowance may also be available for fieldworkrelated travel subject to the needs of the project and approval of the Chief Investigator.
International students will also receive a higher degree research (HDR) tuition fee sponsorship. If you’re an Australian citizen or permanent visa holder, or a New Zealand citizen, your tuition fees are normally covered by the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fees Offset (Domestic
The Scholarship will be governed by the QUT Postgraduate Research Award rules.
How to apply Applications for the scholarship will close on the 30th of April 2018.
Submit your application to the Faculty of Law Research Team at
Your application must include:
 A cover letter  An up-do-date CV  Full academic transcript

 A summary (up to 2 pages) of your career outlining any abilities or experiences relevant to this scholarship  Details of 3 referees (email/address/contact number)
What Happens next Eligibility for admission to a PhD or Masters is determined by the Research Students Centre. Scholarship applications will be assessed by the Faculty of Law.
For more information about the scholarship or application process please contact:
Professor Kerry Carrington
Máximo Sozzo

New Book Series: Perspectives on Law, Crime and Justice from the Global South

Academic perspectives on crime, law and justice have generally been sourced from a select number of countries from the Global North, whose journals, conferences, publishers and universities dominate the intellectual landscape. As a consequence research about these matters in contexts of the Global South have tended to uncritically reproduce concepts and arguments developed elsewhere to understand local problems and processes. In recent times, there have been substantial efforts to undo this colonized way of thinking leading to a burgeoning body of new work. This new book series aims to publish and promote this innovative new scholarship, with a long term view of bridging global divides and enhancing cognitive justice. The editors are especially keen to solicit manuscripts from authors from South America, Oceania, and South Africa.

Series Editors: Kerry Carrington Máximo Sozzo

submit manuscript proposals to

Does #ANZSOC endorse the Pacific Solution by accepting Sponsorship from

President, Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology

Dear Dr McGee

We are aware that ANZSOC has recently received social media criticism for accepting a ‘silver sponsorship’ from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) for the 2017 conference. We are writing to express concern but also seek clarification about the nature of this sponsorship.

There is an emerging sentiment that this sponsorship was inappropriate for the Society’s annual event. We recognise that the DIBP has a wider ministerial function beyond border protection, however  the remit between DIBP and Australian Borderforce (ABF) is inextricably interwoven. Given the national and international condemnation and controversies surrounding DIBP’s  actions and policies in recent times we are surprised that ANZSOC would take the arguably injudicious decision to accept this department’s sponsorship.

While we acknowledge that DIPB , as mentioned, is responsible for customs and citizenship portfolios, much of its resources are devoted to border protection and the work of ABF. Indeed, the DIPB is jointly headed by Secretary Pezzullo and ABF’s Commissioner Quaedvlieg.

As you’ll be aware, the ABF as an operational arm of the DIPB, has outsourced state functions to corporate entities. Such privatisation of Australian border security, as part of the Pacific Solution, has been mired in allegations of scandal, torture, tax evasion, corruption and human rights abuses resulting in widespread public protest and condemnation. For ANZSOC to grant ‘silver sponsorship’ to a much maligned state-corporate complex with its reportedly unjust, abusive and illegal response to vulnerable people seeking asylum, is an indictment on the Society and an insult to those members who have committed their careers  to championing the plight of victims and to critiquing state and corporate deviance.

We note ANZSOC’s tweeted response to the Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association’, notably that ‘Criminology has always involved debate re contentious issues. The conference is an important forum to bring different players together 2 have these challenges conversation’. We agree, however, it is one thing to provide a forum for robust debate and offer a platform for all parties to exchange dialogue, it is quite another issue to receive sponsorship from one side of the debate only. Moreover, it is not clear how this year’s conference managed to successfully engage opposed voices in a forum that debated the challenging issues you allude to.

Without clarification of the sponsorship arrangements, and without ANZSOC attempting to disentangle the broader roles of DIPB from ABF, one is left with the impression that the conference was endorsing the Pacific Solution, Manus Island policies and the associated scandals mentioned above. Rightly or wrongly, this is the emerging picture, and the growing criticism on social media attests to that fact.

Would you kindly clarify the nature of the sponsorship. Why did ANZSOC choose to seek sponsorship from a Commonwealth department condemned by the international human rights community and mired in allegations of torture and abuse? We suggest that it is imperative that you as President publicly clarify ANZSOC’s position, and dispel the emerging suspicion that the Society, by virtue of accepting sponsorship, is supporting the punitive and widely-condemned offshore detention policies of the Australian Government.

Professors Reece Walters and John Scott
Directors. Crime and Justice Research Centre
Faculty of Law
Queensland University of Technology
2 George Street, Brisbane
Queensland, 4001.