The Editors of the State Crime Journal are accepting submissions for the Special Issue of the Journal, volume 7, Issue 2 (November 2018). The State Crime Journal is the first peer-reviewed, international journal that seeks to disseminate leading research on the illicit practices of states. The Journal is the fruit of The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) which is a cross-disciplinary research centre institutionally supported by Queen Mary University of London and partnered with Harvard University, the University of Hull and the University of Ulster.


The concept of state crime is not confined to legally recognised states but can include any authority that exerts political and military control over a substantial territory (e.g. the FARC). The journals general focus is a reflection of the growing awareness within criminology that state criminality is endemic and acts as a significant barrier to security and development. Contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives are welcomed. Topics covered by the journal include, torture; genocide and other forms of government and politically organised mass killing; war crimes; state-corporate crime; state-organised crime; natural disasters exacerbated by government (in)action; asylum and refugee policy and practice; state terror; political and economic corruption; and resistance to state violence and corruption. For the Special Issue potential topics include but are not limited to: colonial genocide and violence against Indigenous peoples, dispossession, displacement and the control of resources, colonial law and human rights, forced removal of children, colonial narratives of civilization, development and democracy. 


The deadline for article submissions is September 31, 2017. Anyone wishing to discuss a possible submission to the Special Issue should feel free to contact the Special Issue Editor, Dr. Michael Grewcock (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or State Crime’s Associate Editor, Louise Wise (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  

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