Journal of Criminal Justice Education
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About the Journal of Criminal Justice Education


The Journal of Criminal Justice Education (JCJE) (ISSN1051-1253) is an official journal of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JCJE provides a forum for the examination, discussion and debate of a broad range of issues concerning post-secondary education in criminal justice, criminology and related areas. The aim of JCJE is to enhance the quality of higher education in criminal justice and criminology. JCJE is an education-oriented journal for those undertaking educational and academic endeavors in the fields of criminal justice and criminology. Quality articles that address specific educational or academic issues in these areas are encouraged and will be considered for publication. Articles that deal principally with training, theory or research unrelated to criminal justice education are not likely to be considered or accepted for publication. To access JCJE online, please visit

The JCJE Editor

The current editor of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education (JCJE) is Dr. Shaun L. Gabbidon.

Inquiries regarding manuscripts should be sent to:
Shaun L. Gabbidon, Editor
Journal of Criminal Justice Education
Penn State Harrisburg
777 W. Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057
Phone: 717-948-6054

The JCJE Publisher

JCJE is published by Routledge Journals under full editorial control of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. The Journal is published four times per annual volume.

Subscriptions to JCJE

A FREE individual online subscription to JCJE is an ACJS member benefit. Members and Institutional subscribers enjoy online access to current and past issues, beginning with Volume 1. The online subscription for ACJS members also provides access to articles that are in line for publication through iFirst and a mechanism whereby members can obtain electronic notification as new articles and issues are published to the online system.

Not a Member of ACJS?

To take advantage of this incredible member benefit, join ACJS as a Regular, Student, Retired, or Institutional member right away by clicking here. The ACJS Institutional membership is reserved for institutions of higher education offering a bona fide two-year, four-year, or graduate criminal justice/criminology degree program or with a criminal justice/criminology research institute. Institutional members designate one member of their faculty or administration as a regular member. This designee receives the member online subscription. When a university’s organizational system includes multiple campuses, each campus must individually apply for institutional membership if it houses a separately administered program or institute.

Libraries must obtain Institutional Subscriptions through Routledge Journals. Libraries are not eligible for institutional membership in ACJS.

Subscription Rates

Institutional subscription rates and ordering information for Journal of Criminal Justice Education can be found at:

Orders and Remittances

All inquiries, orders, and remittances relating to renewals, subscriptions, reprint requests, orders for back issues, and advertising should be addressed to:

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Reprint Requests and Back Issues

All inquiries and orders for reprints and back issues will be dealt with by Routledge Journals at the above addresses or to  Please provide the below information when submitting your Reprint Requests to Routledge Journals.


Journal of Criminal Justice Education Electronic Submissions

Journal of Criminal Justice Education accepts submissions via the web-based ScholarOne Manuscripts electronic-submission, peer review, and tracking system. It allows authors to submit papers from around the world, needing only access to a web browser. The system enables the Editorial Office to manage articles electronically and to give the relevant reviewers access to those articles online for completion of their reviews. To submit your article online, first read the instructions for authors, then visit:

Instructions for Authors

Guidelines for Submission of Manuscripts
The Journal of Criminal Justice Education will consider only original manuscripts that have not been published previously or under consideration in other publications. Once an author has submitted a manuscript for consideration to the Journal of Criminal Justice Education, it is unethical to submit it for publication elsewhere.

All submissions should be made online at the Journal of Criminal Justice Education Manuscript Central site ( New users should first create an account. Once a user is logged onto the site, submissions should be made via the Author Centre.

Authors should prepare and upload two versions of their manuscript. One should be a complete text, while in the second document, all information identifying the author should be removed from files to allow them to be sent anonymously to referees. When uploading files, authors will then be able to define the non-anonymous version as “File not for review.”

The review process normally takes less than 12 weeks. Manuscripts should be in English, typed double-spaced, and should not exceed 30 pages, inclusive of the narrative, tables, references, appendices, and figures. The 30-page limit is not a rigid restriction, and will be waived in appropriate circumstances. Margins should be one inch on all sides. The manuscript should be accompanied by an abstract of 150 words, a title page, and a biographical information page (all provided in separate documents). The title page should include (a) the article title, all in capital letters, not exceeding 30 words; (b) the names of all authors including their academic ranks or position titles, organizational or academic affiliations, and the full mailing address of all authors, telephone numbers, fax numbers, and email addresses for all authors. Further, do not include authors’ names on any other portion of the manuscript. Manuscripts should follow the APA format for headings and subheadings, citations, notes, and references.

Free Article Access
Corresponding authors can receive 50 free reprints, free online access to their article through the publisher’s website (, and a complimentary copy of the issue containing their article. Complimentary reprints are available through Rightslink and additional reprints can be ordered through Rightslink when proofs are received. If you have questions, please contact the publisher’s reprints department at

Clearing Permissions
Authors are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders to reproduce in both print and online form those illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Permission must be obtained before submission to the publisher. The acknowledgment should be added to the typescript and the source and copyright of photographs or figures credited in the accompanying captions.

It is a condition of publication that authors vest or license copyright in their articles, including abstracts, in the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences. This enables us to ensure full copyright protection and to disseminate the article, and the journal, to the widest possible readership in print and electronic formats as appropriate. Authors may, of course, use the material elsewhere after publication providing that prior permission is obtained from Taylor & Francis Group Ltd. Authors are themselves responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyright material from other sources. To view the “Copyright Transfer Frequently Asked Questions” please visit