8 Feb

Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies

Special Issue on Criminology in Ireland

 Guest Editor: Liam Leonard, PhD;

Institute of Technology, Sligo


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. Papers with a focus on wider criminological debates will also be considered from national or international contributors.

Call for Papers

The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies (IJASS) is issuing a call for papers for papers for 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 March 31st 2012.

Completed papers should be submited by June 11th, 2012. Provisional publication date: September 2012.

Notes for contributors:

IJASS Style Guide:

All papers will be peer-reviewed, with final decision on publication of papers from Dr. Kevin Lalor, IJASS Editor.

IJASS Details:


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