Corrections: Policy, Practice and Research Special Issue Call for Papers

Participatory Action Research in Corrections


Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research is a peer-reviewed journal with a broad correctional focus encompassing a wide range of relevant topics and innovative approaches from new theoretical perspectives and research findings to their implications for improving policy and practice.  Both national and international in scope, the journal addresses these issues and challenges as they relate to sentencing, prisons, jails, and community corrections.  A wide range of topics are considered and include, but are not limited to:  prisons, jails, probation and parole, inmate/client and staff experiences, reentry transition, sentencing policies and practices, the death penalty, comparative corrections, correctional treatment, decarceration, educational and vocational programming, and privatization.  All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymous refereeing by two anonymous referees.

The CPPR is currently soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on participatory action research (PAR) in corrections.  Broadly, PAR focuses on conducting research in collaboration with those most impacted by the work, rather than simply conducting research on this population.  

Manuscripts considered for publication in this special issue can focus on a variety of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Collaboration and research with individuals living (e.g., people incarcerated; people on probation or parole) and/or working (e.g., correctional officers; probation and parole officers) in correctional settings
  • Projects where members of these populations were part of the research team
  • Benefits of and challenges in conducting PAR in corrections
  • Methodological and data considerations relevant to PAR

Qualitative or quantitative methodologies can be utilized for considered manuscripts, and interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged.

Authors of accepted manuscripts will be invited to participate in a thematic panel on PAR at ACJS 2019 in Baltimore. 

Submission Instructions

Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2018

Manuscripts should be submitted electronically to Corrections: Policy, Practice, and Research's ScholarOne site. Manuscripts should be no more than 40 double-spaced pages, Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1” margins.  No color pictures, graphs or tables should be included.  Authors should follow all formatting guidelines of the APA Publication Manual, 6th Edition and the CPPR's Instructions for Authors page.  Questions on journal policies and logistics should be directed to Editor, Dr. Cathy Marcum or Associate Editor, Dr. Tina Freiburger.  Questions on PAR or suitability of manuscripts should be directed to Corresponding Guest Editor, Dr. Kevin Wright.

Editorial information

  • Guest Editor: Kevin Wright, Arizona State University (
  • Guest Editor: Cody Telep, Arizona State University (
  • Guest Editor: Danielle Haverkate, Arizona State University
  • Guest Editor: Travis Meyers , Arizona State University