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Announcement: COVID-19 impact on peer review

As a result of the significant disruption that is being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic we are very aware that many researchers will have difficulty in meeting the timelines associated with our peer review process during normal times. Please do let us know if you need additional time. Our systems will continue to remind you of the original timelines but we intend to be highly flexible at this time.

Call for papers: Justice-involved women

The Editors of Health & Justice are seeking submissions for a special issue of the journal exploring the board range of issues of women involved in the justice system, whether incarcerated or in the community.

Edited by Tomer Einat, Department of Criminology, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

Featured Collection: Suicide and self-harm risk in criminal justice involved populations

Suicide is a worldwide phenomenon with over 800,000 people taking their lives each year. Eventual suicides are 5 times higher in male prisoners and 20 times higher in female prisoners than in general population controls. Similarly high rates are also demonstrated for people in police custody, the courts and probation services in the community. To address this issue suicide and self-harm behaviour should be considered in people who self-harm or attempt suicide throughout the criminal justice pathway.

Featured blog

Read our featured blog, written to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, by Health & Justice board member Amanda Perry.


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Health & Justice has published a number of thematic series including:

Suicide and self-harm risk in criminal justice involved populations by A Perry

Complex needs in justice-involved populations by S Kinner

Justice-Involved Women by D Morse

Criminal Justice Drug Abuse Treatment Studies by L Gideon

Featured collection: Complex needs in justice-involved populations

People who cycle through the criminal justice system are characterised by a high prevalence of health-related problems, such as substance dependence, mental disorder, infectious and chronic disease, and intellectual disability. These problems are typically set against a backdrop of extreme social disadvantage. This new collection explores the co-occurrence of these needs, something that comparatively few papers have considered so far. 

Edited by Stuart Kinner, Centre for Adolescent Health, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Australia

Aims and scope

Health & Justice presents original experimental research on the area of health and well-being of people involved in the adult or juvenile justice system, including people who work in it. Through meta-analyses and systematic reviews about topics at the intersection of public health and criminal justice, the journal fills a gap in the literature presenting protocols and clinical practice guidelines and encouraging translational science, exploring possible ways of introducing innovations in the justice system.

The journal is open to submissions from public health, criminology and criminal justice, medical science, psychologysociology, neuroscience, anthropology and the social sciences, and covers a broad array of research types.

Health & Justice aims for a broad reach, including researchers across many disciplines as well as justice practitioners, such as judges, prosecutors, defenders, probation officers, treatment providers, mental health and medical personnel working with justice-involved individuals.

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Apply for APC funding in social science research

Did you know that there are almost 200 open access article processing charge (APC) funds available to researchers worldwide? Many funding bodies require that research publications resulting from their grants are made freely available to all. By publishing your research with us you fully comply with open access mandates, and the publishing costs may be entirely covered by the research grant. This means that you won’t have to pay any publishing fee and you retain the copyright. Check here how to discover and apply for APC funding.


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