Author instructions and style guide

Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Current Issues in Criminal Justice is produced by the Law Publishing Unit within for the Sydney Institute of Criminology and is the major Australian journal on criminal justice.
Contributors include academics, researchers and professionals, who provide expert analysis of the many aspects of criminal justice.
The Journal covers national and international issues, and has subscribers from many different countries and disciplines. It features 'Contemporary Comments', which are at the cutting edge of the crime and justice debate, as well as reviews of recently released books.

Email Book Reviews to the Book Review Editor: Associate Professor Rita Shackel.

For all other submissions and author enquiries, email: .

General information

  • Articles word limit: 6,000-8,000 words.
  • Contemporary Comments word limit: 2,000-4,000 words.
  • Book Reviews word limit: 500-1,000 words.
  • Please email submissions as Word document attachments.
  • Original files for graphics such as charts representing statistical data should be supplied where possible. Alternatively, all graphics should be of acceptable quality for reproduction. Images should be at least 300dpi and 100% of final reproduction size or larger. All graphics are printed in black and white.
  • It is the author's responsibility to ensure the style of the submission accords with the current Journal style. Manuscripts will be sent back to authors for editing if they do not meet the style guide supplied herewith.
  • While manuscripts are subject to editing, the Institute of Criminology does not hold itself responsible for statements made by contributors.
  • Articles submitted and accepted to Current Issues in Criminal Justice will be published on INFORMIT, a full text on-line library service and on HeinOnline.

Style Guide

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