About the Journal

Focus and Scope

Criminological Encounters is an international, interdisciplinary and open-access journal that aims to facilitate critical dialogues between scholars of criminology and our interlocutors in other social, academic, and professional domains about contemporary issues of crime, harm, in/justice, law, and society.

Criminology is famously described as a rendezvous discipline: a meeting place for the established disciplines of the social sciences and humanities, as well as the exact and natural sciences. At the same time criminology can be considered as a self-established, standalone discipline with transdiciplinary origins. The underdetermined character of criminology in these times of heightened sensitivities to issues of crime and in/security makes it a challenging but also exciting field of study. This journal understands criminology as a discipline of encounters: encounters both in the sense of constructive dialogues as well as confrontations around given subjects. These confrontations are at times intellectual in nature, and at others are more explicitly political. This journal also considers criminology as not only the science for the study and understanding of crime and its causes and consequences but also as a discipline that is dedicated to research on conflicts and other social issues from a holistic perspective.

Review Statement

Authors and reviewers are asked whether they prefer Open or Double-Blind Peer Review, with the former only taking place when all the parties involved agree to do so. Double-Blind Peer Review (DBPR) entails that both the author and the reviewer are anonymous during the review process. In Open Peer Review (OPR), authors know who is reviewing their work and vice versa.

More information on this can be found here.

Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.

Submitting articles, papers of proposals for thematic issues

Information for authors can be found here.