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  • find tips on how to edit effectively
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What are journals?

A scholarly journal is a publication released in regular instalments which contains research relating to a particular subject area. These are often referred to as periodicals or serials.

Journals are useful when you:

  • are seeking information for your assignment or literature review
  • need to find recently published papers on a particular topic
  • want to identify important and current research in your field
  • commence the ‘scoping exercise’ for your research project.

Find journals using SuperSearch

SuperSearch is a portal that provides a single search across the majority of ANU Library resources.

SuperSearch  is a great place to start searching for journal articles. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Select  Articles  under Format to search for articles only.
  • Select  Journals  under Format to search for journals only.
  • Click  Journal Search  from the top menu to search by title or browse by category.
  • Use Advanced Search to filter by a particular date of publication, language or format.

You can get additional help with searching for journal articles through the  Finding Journal Articles and More guide .

Find print journals

If you can't find the journal you need online, you can also search for print issues. If a print journal is available, it will list the Library branch it is located in under Location.

Issues of journals published before 1990 are usually stored off-campus at the  ANU Print Repository . To access these, go to the item record and click on Print Repository  under Find in Library  and you will be prompted to fill in a request form. Make sure you are logged in!

Criminology Journals

The ANU Library subscribes to a wide range of Criminology related Journals. A small selection of these are listed below.

  • Annual Review of Criminology Publication Date: 2018 - current The Annual Review of Criminology provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the multidisciplinary field of criminology, defined as the study of both the nature of criminal behavior and societal reactions to crime.
  • The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Criminology Publication Date: 1999 - current The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology is one of the world's longest-running criminology journals, established in Melbourne in 1968. It is a leading international peer-reviewed journal for criminological research and is the principal journal of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Inc. The journal is dedicated to advancing research and debate on a range of criminological problems and embraces diverse methodological approaches, being home to a wide range of criminological and interdisciplinary work in the field of crime and criminal justice. It is committed to advancing theoretical, empirical and policy debate in Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
  • British Journal of Criminology Publication Date: 1960- current The British Journal of Criminology is a valuable resource for academics and researchers in crime, whether they be from criminology, sociology, anthropology, psychology, law, economics, politics or social work, and for professionals concerned with crime, law, criminal justice, politics, and penology.
  • Criminology & Public Policy Publication Date: 2001 - current Criminology & Public Policy is devoted to the study of criminal justice policy and practice. The journal’s central objective is to strengthen the role of research in the formulation of crime and justice policy through publishing empirically based, policy-focused articles.
  • The Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society Publication Date: 2008 - current The Journal of Criminology, Criminal Justice, Law & Society (CCJLS) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that builds on the mission of its predecessor, Western Criminology Review (WCR), by promoting understanding of the causes of crime; the methods used to prevent and control crime; the institutions, principles, and actors involved in the apprehension, prosecution, punishment, and reintegration of offenders; and the legal and political framework under which the justice system and its primary actors operate.
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice Publication Date: 2006 - current Criminology and Criminal Justice is a peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the broad field of criminology and criminal justice policy and practice. The journal publishes scholarly articles on all areas of criminology, crime and criminal justice. It includes theoretical pieces, as well as empirically-based analyses of policy and practice in areas that range from policing to sentencing, community penalties and prisons; drug use to organized crime and terrorism; and from crime prevention to victims of crime.
  • Current Issues in Criminal Justice Publication Date: 1989 - current Current Issues in Criminal Justice is produced by the Institute of Criminology Press and is the major Australian journal on criminal justice. Contributors include academics, researchers and professionals, who provide expert analysis of the many aspects of criminal justice. The Journal covers national and international issues, and has subscribers from many different countries and disciplines.
  • European Journal of Criminology Publication Date: 2004 - current The European Journal of Criminology is a refereed journal published by SAGE publications and the European Society of Criminology. It provides a forum for research and scholarship on crime and criminal justice institutions. The journal published high quality articles using varied approaches, including discussion of theory, analysis of quantitative data, comparative studies, systematic evaluations of interventions and discussions of criminal justice institutions.
  • International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy Publication Date: 2012 - current The International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy is an open access, blind peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical research about challenges confronting criminal justice systems around the world. The Journal is committed to democratising quality knowledge production and dissemination.
  • Punishment and Society: the international journal of penology Publication Date: 1999 - current Punishment & Society is an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the highest quality original research and scholarship dealing with punishment, penal institutions and penal control. It advances and refines the impressive body of work that has emerged in this field over the last two decades, and is a source of informed commentary and criticism regarding the penal policies and practices of our time. Punishment & Society includes theoretical and empirical contributions from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives including criminology and penology; the sociology of punishment and penal institutions; penal history; penal law; sentencing theory and the philosophy of punishment.
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