Purpose | This special issue takes stock of the criminological knowledge regarding racial (in)justice in the criminal-legal context, while centering BIPOC voices and research. Recent police and civilian acts of anti-Black violence demonstrate that race continues to impact how people are treated in their daily lives. Following protests around the world, criminological conversations and debates have been amplified. They center on police use of force; reforming, defunding, and abolishing police; racial disparities in criminal-legal processes; the necessity of critical perspectives; and, the need to center the voices of BIPOC scholars.
Possible topics include but not limited to:
Criminal-legal responses to BIPOC complainants and victims
Criminal-legal responses to BIPOC offenders, suspects, and defendants
Racial disparities in the criminal-legal system
Critical race approaches (e.g., Black Feminist Criminology, LatCrit, CRT, TribalCrit, Intersectional approaches) to understanding racial (in)justice in the criminal-legal context
Submissions | Papers should be received by April 1, 2021. Please follow the instructions on How To Submit and be aware of How We Review. When submitting, you will encounter a text box upon clicking “Request Publication”; in that box, please specify that your paper is for this special issue. If you have any questions, please contact Eryn Nicole O’Neal at [email protected]