International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

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

A special issue of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy  has been published.

Victoria Nagy (University of Tasmania) and Thomas Kehoe (The University of Melbourne) have curated a set of articles that bring history and criminology together and remind scholars of “how much there is for us in criminology to learn, explore and utilise if we turn our attention to the past” (Nagy and Kehoe 2023).

In this special issue Historical Criminology: Australian and New Zealand Perspectives, the articles utilise a wide variety of data and analysis of topics that are relevant to us today: “incarceration and rehabilitation, border control and security, state corruption, and the need for a criminology to consider how it can better connect across disciplines and across audiences” (Nagy and Kehoe 2023). As well, there are common themes of resistance to colonisation, Indigenous forms of justice (Aotearoa) and for both countries, the symbolic importance to maintaining settler identity with England.

Guest Editorial Volume 12(1) 2023

The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, peer reviewed journal that seeks to publish critical research about common challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The Journal publishes four issues per year, has no APCs and uses Creative Commons to licence articles – making criminology research accessible to all.


John Scott and David Rodríguez Goyes (Chief Editors); Avi Brisman (Book Editor); Marília de Nardin Budó (Book Editor), and Tracy Creagh (Journal Manager)

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