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Theoretical Criminology

An International Journal

Oxford University, UK
University of California, Irvine, USA
2013 Impact Factor: 2.383
2013 Ranking: 3/53 in Criminology & Penology
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

Theoretical Criminology Annual Best Article Prize

Read the 2014 WINNING ARTICLE ‘Visual criminology and carceral studies: Counter-images in the carceral ageby Michelle Brown

The Editors of Theoretical Criminology are pleased to announce the 2014 Theoretical Criminology Best Article Prize has been awarded to Michelle Brown for “Visual criminology and carceral studies: Counter-images in the carceral age”. Each year the winning article is deemed to advance critical inquiry in the field of theoretical criminology. Qualities sought include clarity of writing, breadth of ambition and original inquiry. Particular weight is given to work from emerging scholars. All articles published in Theoretical Criminology will be considered for the prize by a committee made up of the journal’s Editorial Board members. The winner will be announced in the first issue of each year and their article will publicised by SAGE. The winner will also receive £100 worth of SAGE books of their choice.

Submit your article to be eligible for the prize at

Consistently ranked in the top 12 of its category in the Thomson Scientific Journal Citation Reports, Theoretical Criminology is a major interdisciplinary, international, peer reviewed journal for the advancement of the theoretical aspects of criminological knowledge.

The journal is committed to renewing general theoretical debate, exploring the interrelation of theory and data in empirical research and advancing the links between criminological analysis and general social and political theory.

The scope of the journal is broad and inclusive, embracing the wide diversity of thinking within criminology.

"Until the advent of Theoretical Criminology, we had no consistent forum for the exciting theoretical work that is revitalizing criminology around the world. Now we do. Theoretical Criminology has filled that gap admirably: there is nothing else like it in the field today." Elliot Currie

"[Theoretical Criminology has] published material of a high quality, with a number of articles standing out as original and challenging..." - Times Higher Education Supplement

"Theoretical Criminology is a unique catalyst for the advancement of criminological thought, an international meeting place for expanding and provoking new thinking about crime and justice in a rapidly changing world. This journal is an essential new addition to the global criminological library." John Hagan

"A first-class journal - with an international and interdisciplinary ambit - which takes seriously the role of theory, research, and politics in analysing crime, deviance, justice, and social control." Kathleen Daly

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Institutional, Single Print Issue $306.00
Individual Single Print Issue $34.00
Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1461-7439 ISSN: 1362-4806
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 19 Current Issue: 1
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