Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies – Call for papers for special issue


CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on



Guest Editor Liam Leonard, PhD; Institute of Technology, Sligo


Context: Ireland has undergone many socio-cultural changes in the initial years of the 21st century, including a prevailing perception that serious crime and criminality is on the increase. Nonetheless, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) statistics on crime published in July 2011 indicate a downward trend in criminal activity in many categories. These dichotomous perspectives provide a contested platform for Irish criminologists who wish to research the salient issues surrounding crime in Ireland.

Call for Papers: The Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies is issuing a call for papers for papers from researchers whose work will provide further understandings of relevant themes including criminological theories, deviance, criminal justice and law, criminal justice policies, policing, imprisonment and penal reform, probation, alternatives to prison and post release programmes, crime and media, terrorism and security issues. Book reviews on criminological publications relevant to Ireland will also be accepted.

Publishing Schedule:  The call for papers is now open.  The deadline for submission of papers is March 31st 2012.

Provisional publication date: September 2012.

Notes for contributors:

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Submissions to Dr. Liam Leonard, School of Humanities, Institute of Technology, Sligo, Email: leonard.liam@itsligo.ie

All papers will be peer-reviewed, with final decision on publication of papers from Dr. Kevin Lalor, IJASS Editor.

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