African Journal on Criminology and Justice Studies
Publisher: African Criminology and Justice Association, University of
Maryland Eastern Shore
AJCJS is the peer-reviewed official journal of the African Criminology and
Justice Association. It will be published two times a year. The journal will
publish scholarly essays, reviews and research notes on all issues relevant
to criminology and justice systems of interest to Africans at home and the
African Diaspora globally.
Central to the aims of the journal (though not exclusive) is the publication
of 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.
Pedagogical papers on how to develop criminology and criminal justice
education in Africa will also be welcomed as part of the intellectual
struggle to advance respect for human rights, strengthen democratic
governance and bring an end to the bane of racism, ethnic chauvinism,
sexism, and class exploitation that people of African descent and Others
have been burdened with for centuries (for more information on the potential
role of criminal justice education in the Third World, see the paper by
Chris Eskridge, the Executive Director of the ASC, on his web page and also
forthcoming in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education and see also the
book by Biko Agozino, Counter Colonial Criminology, London, Pluto Press,
Essays on criminal justice agencies and policies that impact on people of
African descent will also be published with emphasis on how they relate to a
better understanding of how to guarantee social, political and economic
justice to people of African descent globally.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
African Journal on Criminology and Justice Studies is available free of
charge as an Open Access journal on the Internet.
Content available in PDF format.
Current Issue: Volume 1 Issue 2 Fall 2005
Date: 27 March 2006