International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

New Issue: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

A new issue of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now available. Volume 10 Issue 2 is a general issue.

As always, the Journal’s authors reflect its global reach in readership with articles from Norway, Colombia, Canada, Argentina, Spain, Vietnam, the UK and Australia.   From Norway, Siv Rebekka Runhovde explores art crime as an under-researched aspect of white-collar crime, specifically the the art of expressionist painter Edvard Munch (The Scream). From Australia, Ryan Thorneycroft and Nicole Asquith explore disablist and ableist violence during the COVID-19 pandemic providing a theorisation of such violence.

In the discourse about domestic violence, Elaine Arnull and Stacey Stewart (both from the UK) position the understanding of ‘mother’ within a patriarchal framework. The authors explore the ways in which ‘mothering’ and ‘mother blame’ have been constructed within that framework and how this becomes relevant in the context of domestic violence and child welfare social work.

Also in this issue, Oanh Nguyen and Toi Le from the People’s Police Academy in Vietnam, explore how governmental and nongovernmental actors perceive victims of human trafficking in Vietnam. Findings identify that some victims of human trafficking do not fit the traditional victim images of this crime.  From Argentina, Sol Calandria and Luis González Alvo analyse the administration of women’s prisons in Argentina during the process of state consolidation, using two prison cases and use a new gender approach to investigate the relationship between female punishment, civil society, the state, and its agents.

Finally, Russell Hogg provides a comprehensive review of John Pratt’s recent publication (2020)  Law, Insecurity and Risk Control – Neo-Liberal Governance and the Populist Revolt.

We welcome your feedback and any queries regarding the Journal  

Kerry Carrington and John Scott (Chief Editors); David Rodríguez Goyes (Editor); Danielle Watson (Book Editor); Marinella Marmo (Book Editor), and Tracy Creagh (Journal Manager)

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