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New double issue: International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

A new issue of International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is now available. This third issue for 2020 is a double issue and includes diverse articles from scholars in the UK, China, Colombia, Australia, France and Spain.

In two parts, the first part is a special issue: Migration, Vulnerability and Violence

Guest Editors Monish Bhatia, Gemma Lousley (Birkbeck, University of London) and Sarah Turnbull (University of Waterloo, Canada) have curated a collection of papers that tackle contemporary issues across the migration landscape. Paying attention to stratifying factors including race, gender and class, the six articles that make up this special issue critically analyse migrant vulnerability as well as resilience and resistance. Adopting different theoretical and methodological approaches, they engage with a variety of contexts and geographical sites (Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom [UK]).

The second part contains general articles including:

  • an overview of community corrections under the principal sources of sentencing decisions in China (Xue Yang);
  • the re-emergence of Joint Enterprise (JE) prosecutions in the UK and the question of racial disproportionality within the criminal justice system (Becky Clarke and Patrick Williams);
  • illegal logging and the complexities of classifying these crimes in Vietnam (Huu Nam Nguyen and Ngoc Anh Cao), and;
  • the challenges faced by criminologists undertaking qualitative research in locations with high levels of violence and conflict (Caroline Doyle and Luis Felipe Dávila).

Additionally, new Editorial Board member and Aboriginal scholar Robyn Oxley reviews Harry Blagg and Thalia Anthony’s Decolonising Criminology: Imagining Justice in a Postcolonial World (2019). Oxley’s critical review pivots the perspective of the non-Aboriginal authors and she notes, “If criminology, through this book, were serious about decolonising and providing alternatives perspectives to understand the criminal justice system, then the research should have focused on the system”.

International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy – Editorial team

The Editorial team welcome any feedback you might have:Artwork for Volume 9 Issue 3


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