Forthcoming themed issue on 'Criminology in Ireland'
Context: Ireland has undergone many socio-cultural changes in the initial years of the 21st century, including a prevailing perception that serious crime and criminality is on the increase. Nonetheless, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) statistics on crime published in July 2011 indicate a downward trend in criminal activity in many categories. These dichotomous perspectives provide a contested platform for Irish criminologists who wish to research the salient issues surrounding crime in Ireland.
Call for Abstracts: The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies is issuing a call for abstracts from researchers whose work will provide further understandings of relevant themes including criminological theories, deviance, criminal justice and law, criminal justice policies, policing, imprisonment and penal reform, probation, alternatives to prison and post release programmes, crime and media, terrorism and security issues. Book reviews on criminological publications relevant to Ireland will also be accepted.
Publishing Schedule: The call for papers is now open. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 1st 2012. The submission date for full papers is June 11th 2012. Provisional publication date: Spring 2013.
Guest Editor: Dr. Liam Leonard, Institute of Technology, Sligo. This issue is scheduled for Autumn 2012. Submissions and queries to email@example.com
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