Special Issue of Journal of Criminal Justice Education

Topic: Recognizing 100 Years of Criminal Justice Education

In the summer of 1916, Berkeley Police Chief August Vollmer, working with the University of California at Berkeley, began a program in higher education for his police officers that earned them a college degree.  In time, the program was opened to non-police officers as well.  From 1929 to 1931, Vollmer served as the first Professor of Policing at the University of Chicago, and after his retirement from the Berkeley Police Department in 1932, he served as a full-time Professor of Policing at the University of California.  The policing program, titled “Criminology” at the time, was the antecedents for modern day Criminal Justice Education.  Therefore, in the summer of 2016, Criminal Justice Education will celebrate its 100th anniversary. In recognition of this anniversary, the Journal of Criminal Justice Education will feature a special issue containing articles that pertain to the history of criminal justice education. 

Potential Topics:

*Histories of early police training programs and their contribution to CJ education

*History of early colleges/universities that impacted the development of CJ education

*The specific contributions of early police leaders and/or police scholars to CJ education

*The development of Criminal Justice curriculum over the past 100 years

*The historical development of Ph.D. programs in CJ education

*The impact of crime commissions and task forces on the development of CJ Education

*Biographies of leading individuals who contributed to the creation and development of CJ Education

Papers should not exceed 40 double-spaced pages and be in current APA format 

Submission deadline: March 1, 2016

Submission procedure: Send completed manuscripts to Willard M. Oliver at woliver@shsu.edu


New Journal!

 Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology (JQCJC)

 Call for Papers

Journal of Qualitative Criminal Justice & Criminology (JQCJC), a new journal to be published in the spring of 2013, is currently soliciting manuscripts for volume one. 

 JQCJC is an international, peer-reviewed journal focused on the qualitative interpretation and analysis of deviance, law, and social control. The journal will feature both theoretical and analytical research, as well as manuscripts based on methods such as interviewing, participant observation, ethnography, historical analysis, content analysis, and others which do not rely primarily on numerical data. JQCJC will welcome submissions from a variety of perspectives focusing on the qualitative study of crime and society, including criminological, criminal justice, sociological, historical, philosophical, cultural, political, psychological, anthropological, and jurisprudential approaches.

 Manuscripts should be no longer than 40 pages in length, typed double-spaced, in APA format (6th Edition).  Articles should be submitted electronically to jqcjc@shsu.edu

 Book reviews of qualitative studies and/or qualitative research methods are also encouraged. 

 For further information regarding submissions and the journal, please contact Dr. Willard M. Oliver, Editor, at jqcjc@shsu.edu