ISSN Print: 2152-7180    ISSN Online: 2152-7199

Call For Papers


    Special Issue on Legal and Criminological Psychology


    Legal and Criminological Psychology focuses on the empirical, psychological research of the law, legal institutions, and people who come into contact with the law, as well as the study of the wills, thoughts, intentions, and reactions of criminals and all that partakes in the criminal behavior. Criminological psychologists usually go deeply into what makes someone commit a crime, the reactions after the crime, on the run or in court. Legal psychologists typically take basic social and cognitive principles and apply them to issues in the legal system such as eyewitness memory, jury decision-making, investigations, and interviewing.


    In this special issue, we intend to invite front-line researchers and authors to submit original research and review articles on exploring legal and Criminological Psychology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

    • Legal psychology
    • Forensic psychology
    • Crime and psychology
    • Criminal behaviour and mental health
    • Antisocial personality disorder
    • Sadistic personality disorder
    • Law and psychiatry
    • Youth violence
    • Experimental criminology
    • Rape cases

    Authors should read over the journal’s For Authors carefully before submission. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal’s Paper Submission System.


    Please kindly specify the “Special Issue” under your manuscript title. The research field “Special Issue - Legal and Criminological Psychology” should be selected during your submission.


    Special Issue Timetable:


    Submission Deadline

    June 22nd, 2017

    Publication Date

    August 2017


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