A new issue of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy has been published.
This general issue publishes a diverse mix of criminology research from Spain, China, the UK, Ireland, the US, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago and Australia. Included in the issue, Xue Yang reviews the evolution of the legal framework and policy basis of the prison system in socialist China. Lynsey Black, Lizzie Seal, Florence Seemungal, Bharat Malkani and Roger Ball explore the death penalty in Barbados, including the historical context and the punishment’s colonial origins. From Australia, Denise Buiten and Raffaella Cresciani examine Australian news reporting of family murder–suicide involving disabled victims to explore news framings of violence as violence. Ruth McCausland and Eileen Baldry propose a conceptual framework of the social determinants in efforts to reduce the criminalisation and incarceration of targeted and disadvantaged groups. McCausland and Baldry’s article was published earlier this year “Online First” to coincide with an article they published in The Conversation (April 17) The social determinants of justice: 8 factors that increase your risk of imprisonment.
Green criminology is the topic of two articles: Montserrat Abad Castelos considers those involved in investigating the environmental effects of the Iraqi conflict (2014–17), as well as the environmental crimes deliberately committed by Daesh, and how this investigation has been conducted. Michael J Lynch explores the use of writs of habeas corpus for animals promoted by Steven Wise and the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) in the US.
As well, Steven Kohm reviews Just One Rain Away: The Ethnography of River-City Flood Control by Stephanie C Kane.
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.
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John Scott and David Rodríguez Goyes (Chief Editors); Avi Brisman (Book Editor); Marília de Nardin Budó (Book Editor), and Tracy Creagh (Journal Manager)