Call for Papers 2023

The Special Issue

The Caribbean Journal of Criminology invites submissions for its 2023 ONE UWI Special Issue, which seeks to boost the collaboration between crime and violence researchers in the Caribbean spread across the Mona, St. Augustine, Cave Hill, Open and Five Islands campuses of the University of the West Indies.

Papers and Topics

Authors are invited to submit high-quality, unpublished, original academic essays, policy-focused essays, book reviews or commentary on theory examining topics including but not limited to the following:

• Physical and non-physical victimization pre- and during the COVID-19 pandemic;

• Victimization associated with gang and non-gang membership;

• Results from evaluations of primary, secondary and tertiary level interventions;

• Criminal justice systems; and

• Criminological theory.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be submitted electronically to [email protected] and email submissions should bear the subject line:

CJC Submission: [Article Name]

Papers must be submitted in English and in MS Word. Authors are asked to ensure that the submitted manuscripts strictly adhere to guidelines found at

Once authors have submitted their paper, an email confirmation will be sent acknowledging receipt. A reference number will also be provided in the email which authors are encouraged to use in all related correspondence. Article submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Information for Authors

The CJC is multi-disciplinary and values diversity of perspectives. Contributions are invited from researchers regardless of their theoretical bent, methodology and disciplinary training. Submitted papers should have either of the following:

• Co-authors who are staff and or student(s) from any faculty spread across two or more of the UWI campuses and at least one co-author should be associated with a governmental or non-governmental organization in an eastern or southern Caribbean nation. Many of these are also protocol, associate and overseas territories members within the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. See here:

• Co-authors must be staff and or student(s) from any faculty spread across two or more of the UWI campuses and the paper must present findings from research in at least one eastern or southern Caribbean country.


The databank in the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, Mona has datasets that may be useful to researchers. Please see here:

Dates for Submissions

Deadline for the receipt of abstracts: February 15, 2023

Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2023

Full paper submission: June 1, 2023

Contact Details

The Editor

Caribbean Journal of Criminology

The Institute of Criminal Justice and Security

Regional Headquarters

The University of the West Indies

Tel: (876) 977-6275

For all journal queries: [email protected]

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The University of the West Indies Press

Nadine D. Buckland, Journal Publisher

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