About the journal
The Journal of Criminal Psychology (JCP) is a peer-reviewed international academic journal dealing with issues surrounding criminal aspects of psychology. The Journal of Criminal Psychology exists for the purpose of advancing and stimulating research in the field of criminal psychology. The Journal of Criminal Psychology will publish edited collections of manuscripts from an international pool of academics, relevant practitioners and researchers on a twice yearly basis.
Editorial scope and objectives
The Journal of Criminal Psychology encourages submissions of papers from all fields including the social, cognitive, personality, and biological domains that are relevant to the theoretical, research, or clinical aspects of criminal psychology. The journal publishes papers based on quantitative and/or qualitative research design. Original conceptual papers and brief research reports will also be considered for publication.
- Predictors of delinquent and criminal behaviour
- Classification and treatments of offenders
- Prevention, intervention, and treatment programs
- Offender and offensive characteristics
- Psychology of policing
- Psychology of interrogation and witness testimony
- Psychology and crime issues
- Exploring the interrelation of theory and data in empirical research and advancing the links between criminological analysis and psychology
- Criminal Thinking Style and Criminal Identity
- Process of Prisonization
- Application of advanced statistical analysis to the field of criminal psychology
- JCP is the only journal to address development of criminal behaviour with a particular focus on prison population
- JCP focuses on research that explains the decision making process involved in developing the motivation, attitudes and techniques necessary to commit crime.
Key Journal Audiences
Journal of Criminal Psychology is vital for everyone involved in criminal behaviour. It is a hugely valuable source of information for academics, the police, universities and colleges, social workers, youth offending and youth justice teams, NHS and prison workers, primary care trusts, local authorities, community safety and probation officers, education services, trainers, the voluntary sector, service users, carers and students.
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