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Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health Journal – Call for Papers

Despite attracting critical media and political attention, the discretionary early release of prisoners has received relatively scant academic attention. To address this, the journal ‘Criminal Behaviour & Mental Health’ is commissioning a themed edition on parole to be published in late 2020/early 2021. The volume will be international in scope and will bring together a range of empirically-based articles from a range of disciplinary perspectives. Submissions may take the form of systematic literature reviews or studies involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods. There will be a two-stage submission process. Those interested in having a paper considered for inclusion should first submit an abstract by 31 January 2020.

The abstracts will be used as the basis for inviting full articles which should be submitted by 31 May 2020. Articles should not exceed 3000 words for the main body of the text and contain no more than 4 tables or figures. A structured abstract should be supplied and must not exceed 200 words. It should be subdivided into the following headings: background, aims/hypotheses, methods, results, conclusions/implications for (clinical) practice. It should be noted that papers submitted will be subject to a formal peer review process.

If you are interested in having a paper considered for this themed edition, please submit an abstract of no more than 350 words, outlining the aims of the paper, methodology and conclusions by 31 January 2020 to either or


Published on: 09/01/2020

Author: Aleksandar Petrov, Communications Officer, ICPA