Justice Quarterly Call for Papers: Justice Quarterly Review

Police and Minority Communities

Justice Quarterly

Justice Quarterly, an official journal of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, is inaugurating annual thematic special issues commencing with Volume 34 (2017). 

Jeffery Ulmer, the new JQ Special Issues Editor, is pleased to invite submissions for the first special issue: Police and Minority Communities. We invite manuscripts that examine topics such as:

  • Police behavior and discretion toward minority  individuals,including differential use of force and arrest decisions
  • Relations between police and communities of color
  • Organizational dimensions of policing and their consequences for minority communities
  • Consequences of police policy for people of color, as well as other, similar lines of inquiry
  • Police accountability and oversight


We will consider theoretical as well as empirical papers, and we welcome quantitative, qualitative, and multimethod research. All submissions will be subject to peer review and are due no later than April 30th, 2017. Please submit manuscripts through the Scholar One system following the basic instructions for Justice Quarterly submissions. In your cover letter please note that your submission is specifically for Justice Quarterly Review so that it is assigned to the Special Issues Editor. If you have questions, please submit them to Jeffery Ulmer by email at JTU100@psu.edu

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Justice Quarterly uses ScholarOne Manuscripts to manage the submission and peer review process. To submit your manuscript please visit JQ’s submission page.

Editorial information

  • JQ Special Issues Editor: Jeffery Ulmer, Pennsylvania State University (JTU100@psu.edu)