Call for Abstracts: Beyond Cybercrime – New perspectives on crime, harm and digital technologies

 

An International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy special issue

Guest editors: Faith Gordon, Alyce McGovern, Chrissy Thompson, Mark A Wood

Abstract submission deadline: 30/04/2020

The last decade has seen the emergence of scholarship examining the nexus between crime, justice and digital technologies through a distinctly critical criminological lens. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the nexus between crime, digital technologies, and justice, such digital criminological scholarship encompasses and extends the remit of traditional ‘cyber’ and computer crime research. In doing so, it also attempts to rethink how digital technologies are conceptualised and accounted for in criminological research, moving beyond notions of cyberspace and online/offline dichotomies to account for the increasingly ‘onlife’ way technologies change how crime is perceived, perpetrated, and responded to.

This special issue seeks to further expand digital criminological scholarship through critically examining how digital technologies are conceptualised within research into crime and justice. In doing so, the editors welcome contributions that bring criminology into conversation with fields such as digital sociology, human-computer interaction, media studies, science and technology studies, software studies, and the philosophy of technology. The editors invite articles that take an interdisciplinary approach to rethinking the crime-technology nexus in research concerning issues including, but not limited to:

  • Computer-facilitated crime
  • Surveillance, sousveillance, and counter-surveillance
  • Digilantism, informal justice and social media activism
  • Big Data, preventive policing, and criminal justice
  • Crime prevention
  • Public criminology
  • Crime causation theory
  • State and corporate crime
  • Global crime

Submissions: submitted abstracts should be no longer than 300-words. If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please send your abstract to guest editor Mark A Wood (mark.wood@deakin.edu.au).

Following review of abstracts, authors will be notified June 30, 2020 of whether a full paper will be invited for submission. Accepted authors will have until December 30, 2020 to submit their articles to the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy.

Length and other formatting issues for accepted papers will follow normal International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy guidelines, which can be accessed at: https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/about/submissions#authorGuidelines.

Book reviews: the editors also welcome book reviews and book review symposia on contemporary texts that examine the nexus between crime, justice and digital technologies, as well as reviews of texts from beyond criminology that might inform studies of this nexus. If you are interested in contributing a book review or book review symposium, please contact guest editor Faith Gordon (Faith.Gordon@monash.edu).

About the journal: The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, SCImago Q2 ranked (Journal H Index = 11), blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world.

More information on the journal can be found at: https://www.crimejusticejournal.com/about

 

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