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Call for papers – Prisons in Ireland

Call for Papers: The Prison Journal
Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’

The Prison Journal: An International Forum on Incarceration and Alternative Sanctions

The Prison Journal Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’ will accept articles on prisons, prisoners, prison officers, gender, psychology, young offenders, training, recidivism, restorative justice and rights issues pertaining to the prison systems in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Articles from other jurisdictions which have a relevance to Ireland or Irish prisoners will also be considered. Please forward a 200 word Abstract to the issue editors by March 25th 2010 to indicate your interest in this special edition.
Papers must be submitted by September 1st 2010 to be included in this Special Edition.
The Prison Journal Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’ will be edited by the Prison Journal’s Senior Editor Prof. Rosemary Gido, and Co-Edited by Dr. Liam Leonard of Sligo Institute of Technology. Email: or
Manuscript Submissions: Send original manuscript plus three copies, not exceeding 30 double spaced typed pages, with a 100-word abstract and a brief author biographical sketch. Notes, references, tables, and figures should also be double spaced and on separate pages. Manuscript and references should follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition).
Submission to THE PRISON JOURNAL implies that the manuscript has not been published elsewhere nor is it under consideration by another journal. Authors in doubt about what constitutes prior publication should consult the editor. Submission of a manuscript implies commitment to publish in the journal. Submit manuscripts to Rosemary L. Gido, Editor, The Prison Journal, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, G-1 McElhany Hall, Indiana, PA 15705, or Liam Leonard, Dept. of Humanities, IT Sligo, Ireland. A copy of the final revised manuscript saved on an IBM compatible disk should be included with the final revised hard copy. Published by SAGE
Description: The Prison Journal was begun by the Pennsylvania Prison Society, America’s oldest prison reform organization, which was founded in 1787. The Prison Journal has continued to be a central forum for studies, ideas, and discussions of adult and juvenile confinement, treatment interventions, and alternative sanctions. Exploring broad themes of punishment and correctional intervention, The Prison Journal advances theory, research, policy and practice. The Prison Journal regularly supplements its coverage of the field with timely Special Issues devoted to a single topic of current concern. These Special Issues explore areas previously neglected and offer vital new insights and advancements in research, theory and practice. Recent Special Issues have included: Women in Prison and Jails · Education in Correctional Settings · Drug-Involved Offenders. The journal provides you with a comprehensive forum that fully explores current issues, concerns
and solutions in the field.
In the pages of the journal you’ll read contributions from many areas, such as: criminal justice administration · criminal justice/law · health/mental health · history · political science · psychology · public administration · public policy · sociology. Thomson Reuters 2007 Journal Citation Reports®
2007 Ranking: 21/29 in Criminology & Penology 2007 Impact Factor: 0.360
Dr. Liam Leonard,
Lecturer in Sociology, Criminology and Human Rights,
School of Business & Humanities, D1020
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane, Sligo, Ireland
# 353 071 91 55212

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