Current Issues in Criminal Justice

Current Issues in Criminal Justice is produced by the Institute of Criminology Press 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.

Editor: Associate Professor Murray Lee
Book Review Editor: Associate Professor Rita Shackel
Managing Editor:
Journal Directors: Associate Professor Thomas Crofts and Dr Rebecca Scott Bray

Latest Issue: Volume 25 Number 3, March 2014

  • Are Judges Out of Touch?
    Kate Warner, Julia Davis, Maggie Walter and Caroline Spiranovic
  • Measuring the Effects of Small Group Deliberation on Public Attitudes towards Sentencing: Benefits and Challenges
    Geraldine Mackenzie, Nigel Stobbs, Claire Ferguson and Karen Gelb
  • Punishing Proximity: Sentencing Preparatory Terrorism in Australia and the UK
    Zoe Scanlon
  • Changes to Police Powers of Arrest in New South Wales
    Vicki Sentas and Rebecca McMahon
  • The Neoliberal Penality Thesis in China: When Western Theory Meets Chinese Reality
    Enshen Li
Contemporary Comment
  • The New South Wales Property Crime Decline
    Garner Clancey and Rohan Lulham
Book Review
  • Non-Legality in International Law: Unruly Law by Fleur Johns
    Pat O’Malley