International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

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

A new issue of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now available.

The latest is a double issue and includes diverse articles from scholars in the UK, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Norway, Canada, Spain, the US and Australia.

In two parts, the first part is a special issue: Transforming Borders and the Discretionary Politics of Migration Control.

Guest Editors Maartje van der Woude and Richard Staring contribute to the emerging body of scholarship on crimmigration and border criminology.  The editors have curated a collection of papers that reflect upon the dynamics of the local in relation to the national and global context. Several contributors whose work focuses on the Global South were added to the issue, presenting similarities and differences from the articles addressing the Global North and forcing scholars to question the dominant “academic gaze” and “default scalar setting of the nation-state in the field of border criminology.”

In the second part we are especially pleased to publish Indigenous Worlds and Criminological Exclusion: A Call to Reorientate the Criminological Compass by David R Goyes and Nigel South who present a bibliographical analysis of relevant Indigenous content in leading criminology journals, along with commentary on the under-representation of Indigenous explorations and contributors in criminology.

Other general articles include: The entrenchment of the ‘whore stigma’ in the criminal legal system and the need for a systematic response that goes beyond the decriminalisation of sex work (Zahra Stardust, Carla Treloar, Elena Cama and Jules Kim); Challenging the myth of colour blindness in Restorative Justice Programs (Monetta Bailey), and; An examination of recent controversies regarding police strip searches and drug detection dog operations in New South Wales showing policing to be simultaneously a law-making and a law-abusing power (Michael Grewcock and Vicki Sentas)

As well, included in the book reviews, Kajsa Lundberg reviews From Social Harm to Zemiology: A Critical Introduction.

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