Welcome to Contemporary Challenges: The Global Crime, Justice, and Security Journal

Contemporary Challenges: The Global Crime, Justice and Security Journal (CCJ) is a student-led journal at the University of Edinburgh focussed on the intersection of crime, justice, and security. The CCJ was founded by students from the MSc in Global Crime, Justice and Security and related programs at the Edinburgh Law School to provide a platform for academic debate on crime, justice and security issues.

The MSc in Global Crime, Justice, and Security and other Edinburgh Law School programs are home to a student body with diverse academic backgrounds ranging between criminology, political science, economics, and law. The discussions and debates emanating within the classroom thus culminate in an interdisciplinary approach to the field of Global Crime, Justice, and Security. We believe that this diversity of academic backgrounds - which permeates our editorial board - is what provides us with an exceptional opportunity to proliferate research articles that showcase a wide-range of issues analysed from multiple academic perspectives. Through the CCJ, authors and readers are able to engage with an issue area that is of international interest.

On this website you can find the CCJ's issues and blog, information about the journal, and its contacts. If you are interested in the CCJ you can use this website to submit your articles and subscribe to our journal to stay up to date.