Julian Hargreaves on his analysis of statistical data at a time of heightened anxieties around terrorist attacks and police reliance on extended powers
British Journal of Criminology
The British Journal of Criminology (BJC) is one of the world's top criminology journals. It publishes work of the highest quality from around the world and across all areas of criminology.
We publish the BJC in partnership with an independent academic editorial board and Oxford University Press.
Among the free-to-access content in recent BJC editions is:
Big data and criminology is the focus of a March issue The British Journal of Criminology.
A free-to-download article by Matthew L. Williams, Pete Burnap and Luke Sloan assesses the potential role of social media in assessing crime patterns.
A special virtual issue of The British Journal of Criminology has grouped together articles spanning more than thirty years of scholarship on domestic violence.
Many of the articles challenge the commonsense assumption that more laws and tougher criminal justice enforcement will have a meaningful impact on rates and levels of domestic violence. Other articles examine criminal justice practice, finding it, in many cases, wanting.
An article examining how the 19th century security industry shaped the public understanding of law breakers has been judged the best article published in The British Journal of Criminology last year. The prize, named in honour of criminologist Sir Leon Radzinowicz, is one of the most prestigious awards in criminology.
Being imprisoned is more painful and traumatic for women than it is for men, according to new research published in our journal, The British Journal of Criminology.
The research, by Ben Crewe, Susie Hulley and Serena Wright of the University of Cambridge, draws on interviews and surveys with prisoners serving sentences of 15 years or more.
Online abuse directed at women who debate feminist politics should be treated as a form of violence, claims new research published in The British Journal of Criminology.
The research – by Ruth Lewis, Michael Rowe and Clare Wiper of Northumbria University – found that most of the women they surveyed had 'experienced multiple types of abuse and almost half experienced it as a routine part of their online lives.'
The January 2017 edition of the British Journal of Criminology is out now.
In a free-to-download article, Hannah Bowes and Nicole Westmarland of Durham University write about their research on the rape of older people. Among their findings are that older victims of rape usually know the perpetrator, who is generally younger than they are.
Other articles in the January edition include:
The latest issue of the British Journal of Criminology includes several articles on the growing field of security studies.
In their introduction, Adam Crawford and Steven Hutchinson observe this paradox: 'security has undoubtedly become one of, if not, the key problematic of our time. Paradoxically... we live in what are possibly the most secure, orderly and civil times in recorded history, particularly in Europe.'
Free to read content in this edition includes:
More than one third of victims of crime with mental health problems experienced negative reactions from police officers when they disclosed their condition, according to new research (£) published in the latest issue of Centre's academic journal, The British Journal of Criminology (BJC).
Many also reported not being believed. One female, a victim of partner violence, anti-social behaviour, threats and harassment, told researchers: