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Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform

Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform

Edited by: Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Stephan Quensel, and Helmut Remschmidt

The Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform (Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform) is a forum for research and criminal policy in the fields of crime and crime control within German speaking countries. It covers the entire spectrum of disciplines that contribute to criminological research: psychology, sociology, psychiatry, law, politics, economics, education, history, medicine, and forensic sciences. The broad scope of the journal is further demonstrated by the composition of its advisory board members. The publication intends to keep its readers informed of current criminological findings and policy developments. In general, the articles are published in German, though some articles and special issues from abroad are in English.

All articles undergo a double-blind peer-review process.

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The Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform was founded in 1904 by Gustav Aschaffenburg in cooperation with Franz von Liszt and Karl von Lilienthal. The first issue was published by Verlag Winter, Heidelberg. In 2018 De Gruyter took over the journal from Carl Heymanns Verlag.

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Hybrid Open Access

For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter’s OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
Switzerland:  https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

Editorial Board

Professor Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg i.Br., Germany

Professor Dr. med. Dr. phil. Helmut Remschmidt, Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Professor Dr. iur. Stephan Quensel, Emeritus, Institute of Sociology, University of Bremen, Co-Director of the Institute for Drug Research Bremen (BISDRO), Germany

Editorial Office

Ulrike Auerbach, Psychologist

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law
Günterstalstr. 73
79100 Freiburg i.Br. / Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 761-7081-0

Advisory Board

Professor Dr. iur. Klaus Boers, Institute of Criminal Justice Sciences, University of Muenster, Germany

Dr. Katrin Brettfeld, Institute of Criminology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Professor Dr. Stefanie Eifler, Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

Professor Dr. iur. Roland Hefendehl, Institute of Criminology and Commercial Law, University of Freiburg, Germany

Assoc.-Prof. PD. Dr. Helmut Hirtenlehner, Institute of Sociology, University of Linz, Austria

Prof. Dr. soz. wiss. Susanne Karstedt, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice; Griffith University, Australia

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Friedrich Lösel, Director, Department of Psychology I, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, and Director, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Professor Dr. Karl-Heinz Reuband, Sociology II, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Duesseldorf, Germany

Professor Dr. iur. Klaus Sessar, Emeritus, Universitiy of Hamburg, Germany

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