Call For Papers

African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies

The African Journal of Criminology and Justice Studies; an interdisciplinary peer-reviewed online journal, invites contributions on issues relevant to criminology and justice systems of interest to Africans at home and the African Diaspora globally. Comparative studies or research on related fields, and pedagogical papers on how to develop criminology and criminal justice education in Africa are particularly welcome. The journal accepts research articles, policy analyses, commentaries or brief research notes. Particularly, it encourages articles on innovative theoretical, methodological and policy interventions that deepen the understanding of how to prevent or repair the crimes against humanity that people of African descent have suffered and how to reverse the crisis of over-representation that people of African descent continue to suffer in correctional institutions around the world.

AJCJS is published at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. The length of most articles is restricted to 5,000-6,000 words or 25 double-spaced pages (excluding abstract and references) with not more than 150 word abstract. Commentaries and research notes should be approximately half this length. Limited number of reviews per issue will also be accommodated. Submission instructions to authors are posted at the journal’s website:

Publishers and authors who may want to send copies of their books for review should send 4-6 copies directly to the managing editor: Emmanuel Onyeozili, Dept. of Criminal Justice, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. 21853.

For further information, please contact the editor, Biko Agozino at: or

All contributions should be sent electronically to:

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