Call for Papers

The Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice and Criminology is soliciting papers for a special issue on Current Issues in Qualitative Research: Positionality and the Production of Knowledge edited by Lynne Vieraitis (JQCJC Editor) and Heith Copes (JQCJC Editorial Board Member). Submissions should address one of the following general areas: the role of class, gender, race or ethnicity in the researcher-subject relationship; representing subjects through visual or written mediums; or interpreting and communicating findings to academics, policymakers and the public.

The special issue will be the focus of a Presidential Panel at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Criminal Justice to be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 17-19th. Please send an abstract of 250 words to [email protected] no later than June 1st. Abstracts will be reviewed for fit. If accepted, the final manuscript will be due on September 15th.


Welcome to Issue 1/Volume 6 of the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology (JQCJC)

It is my pleasure to announce the publication of the latest issue of the Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology (JQCJC). I would like to thank the previous editor, Tom Holt, for providing the articles for the current issue. The issue includes excellent examples of qualitative research on a wide range of topics. We continue to strive to make JQCJC the definitive publishing outlet for qualitative research in both the criminal justice and criminology academic disciplines.

The journal's mission is to publish high quality research that consists of original qualitative research, articles that deal with qualitative research methodologies, and book reviews relevant to both qualitative research and methodologies. Please consider contributing to the journal.

The current issue, Volume 6, Issue 1, may be accessed at the "current issue" tab below and all other issues may be accessed via the "archive" tab to the left.

Lynne M. Vieraitis
Editor, JQCJC



Current Issue

JQCJC Analytics

As of July, 2017

Articles submitted: 238

Articles accepted: 41

Acceptance Rate: 17%