Call for Papers

Contemporary Challenges: The Global Crime, Justice and Security Journal (CCJ) is a student-led journal affiliated with the University of Edinburgh. CCJ is now accepting submissions for its second issue. In particular, we are seeking papers that are global, transnational, or international in outlook, and ideally are interdisciplinary in nature.

The themes of the journal comprise:

  • Security and Conflict,
  • Criminological Theory and Justice,
  • Discrimination and Human Rights,
  • Policing and Prisons.

We strongly encourage student writers across universities to submit their work, but will also accept papers from recent graduates (i.e., those who have been out of university for no more than a year by the time they submit).

Submissions should be made by 31 January 2021 via the Contemporary Challenges website. We will consider essays between 1,500 and 2,500 words for our commentaries section, and essays between 2,500 and 6,000 words for our article section. Please ensure your submission matches our criteria by looking at the submission preparation checklist and the author guidelines before sending off your paper.

For more details about the journal, please visit our website. In case you have any remaining questions, do get in touch with either Alicja Polakiewicz, our Editor-in-Chief, or Kağan Sürücü, our Deputy Editor-in-Chief.

 

Welcome!

Contemporary Challenges: The Global Crime, Justice and Security Journal (CCJ) is a student-led journal affiliated with the University of Edinburgh. CCJ was founded in 2020 by students from the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security and related programmes at Edinburgh Law School.

Students are not only welcome but are strongly encouraged to submit their papers and thereby participate in the academic debate at the intersection of crime, justice and security that CCJ provides a platform for.

CCJ is global in its outlook and interdisciplinary in nature. Our editorial board is made up of postgraduate students from a variety of disciplines including law, criminology and international relations. We believe that this diversity of academic backgrounds allows us to engage with contemporary challenges intersectionally and comprehensively - in short, in the way that the challenges of today demand.

On this website, you will find information about the journal, including the key contacts. You will also be able to make a submission through the ‘Make a Submission’ button on the left.