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Psychology Crime and Law

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Publisher: Routledge

ISSN: 1068-316X (Print), 1477-2744 (Online)

Volume: 18

Publication Frequency: 10 issues per year

Aim & Scope

Impact Factor 1.398
5-Year Impact Factor 1.498

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Psychology, Crime & Law promotes the study and application of psychological approaches to crime, criminal and civil law, and the influence of law on behavior. The content includes the aetiology of criminal behavior and studies of different offender groups; crime detection, for example, interrogation and witness testimony; courtroom studies in areas such as jury behavior, decision making, divorce and custody, and expert testimony; behavior of litigants, lawyers, judges, and court officers, both in and outside the courtroom; issues of offender management including prisons, probation, and rehabilitation initiatives; and studies of public, including the victim, reactions to crime and the legal process. It publishes reviews and brief reports which make a significant contribution to the psychology of law, crime and legal behavior.

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Psychology, Crime & Law welcomes the submission of good quality review articles and meta-analyses that make a significant contribution to the psychology of law, crime and legal behavior. All reviews and meta-analyses submitted to Psychology, Crime & Law should suggest a new advance or development to the topic area in question and should be based on a strong empirical research base. If you would like to submit a review or meta-analysis fitting this description to the journal please follow the online submission instructions on the Instructions for Authors tab. Authors who are unsure whether a particular topic would be suitable for a review paper should feel free to inquire with the appropriate co-editor before submitting.
Peer Review Integrity

All research articles in this journal, including those in special issues, special sections or supplements, have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two independent referees.


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