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Crime, Security and Society is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed open access publication with an applied focus on crime and security issues. Research papers co-authored by academics and practitioners from different disciplines (or fields) that would not ordinarily publish collaborative research together, are particularly sought, as are those of both interest and utility to academics, practitioners (e.g. police and security personnel) and policy makers.Focus and Scope for Crime Security and Society
Crime, Security and Society is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication with an applied focus on crime and security issues. Research papers co-authored by academics and practitioners from different disciplines (or fields) that would not ordinarily publish collaborative research together, are particularly sought, as are those of both interest and utility to academics, practitioners (e.g. police and security personnel) and policy makers.
Crime, Security and Society will provide a suitable space in which theoretical developments, empirical research, and practice issues and concerns, can be presented and debated together by academics and practitioners. Initial suggestions for papers focussing on crime and security related topics include criminal investigative practice, child-sexual exploitation, migrant crime, forensic linguistics and advancements in DNA analysis, but this list is indicative not exhaustive.Submission Checklist Please ensure your submission adheres to our Notes for Contributors. Copyright Notice
Crime, Security and Society applies the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY) to all articles. Under the CC BY, authors retain ownership of the copyright for their article, but authors allow anyone unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This was updated in 2019, and pdf articles prior to that may state copyright is owned by the University of Huddersfield, but it is actually owned by the authors in all cases.Licences
Crime Security and Society allows the following licences for submission:
This journal is published by the University of Huddersfield Press. Unlike many open-access publishers, the University of Huddersfield Press does not charge any author fees. This does not mean that we do not have costs. Instead, our costs are supported by the University of Huddersfield.Peer Review The journal operates a double-blind peer review system and adheres to the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, 2013.
Crime, Security and Society will be published twice a year (June and December) and present papers on a whole host which suggest how practice can best inform research and conversely how research can be effectively translated into practice.Sections
The University of Huddersfield Press follows the guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). As such, the Press and affiliated Editors adhere to the COPE Code of Conduct and Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors and the Code of Conduct for Journal Publishers . This includes but is not limited to:
- Publishers and editors take reasonable steps to identify and prevent the publication of papers where research misconduct has occurred
- In no case shall the publisher or editors encourage misconduct, or knowingly allow misconduct to take place
- In the event that the publisher or editors are made aware of any allegation of research misconduct the publisher or editor shall deal with allegations appropriately
- The publisher and editors will publish corrections, clarifications, retractions and apologies when needed
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