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Punishment & Society

The International Journal of Penology

Editor in Chief:
University of Bologna, Italy
2013 Impact Factor: 1.208
2013 Ranking: 19/52 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Punishment & Society is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research and scholarship dealing with punishment, penal institutions and penal control. It advances and refines the impressive body of work that has emerged in this field over the last two decades, and is a source of informed commentary and criticism regarding the penal policies and practices of our time.

Punishment & Society includes theoretical and empirical contributions from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives including criminology and penology; the sociology of punishment and penal institutions; penal history; penal law; sentencing theory and the philosophy of punishment.

It also includes a lively book review section, reviewing the most important new books and publications. It features review essays, symposia and debates as well as shorter reviews, ensuring readers are kept up-to-date on what has been published in this expanding field.

"The articles, and indeed notes and reviews, are well written, lively and highly topical. It is what a proper scholarly journal should aspire to - international, interdisciplinary and interesting. It is a journal not just for the prison "train spotters" but for all those who recognise the centrality of discourses on punishment and social control to an understanding who and what we are in the 21st Century." Kieran McEvoy

"The legitimacy of punishment, the relationship between prisons, market society and social order: all these are in question, and Punishment & Society promises to be the journal of choice for those who have these questions at heart." Michael Ignatieff, author of A Just Measure of Pain: Penitientiaries in the Industrial Revolution

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Frequency: 5 Times/Year eISSN: 1741-3095 ISSN: 1462-4745
Months of Distribution: January , April , July , October , December Current Volume: 17 Current Issue: 1
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