About the Journal

The International Journal of Rural Criminology (IJRC) is a peer-reviewed multi- and cross-disciplinary journal dedicated to publishing both theoretical and empirical work on rural crime and criminal justice issue throughout the world. It is a continuation of the journal of the same name, whose first five volumes were published in The Ohio State University Knowledge Bank. The journal now serves as the official organ of the International Society for the Study of Rural Crime; the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Rural Criminology; and the European Rural Criminology Working Group of the European Society of Criminology.

Special Issues

In addition to ongoing regular issues, the IJRC will publish a special themed issue each year: we are open to any imaginative proposals. Proposals for special issues should seek to incorporate a variety of ‘voices’ and perspectives, such as by including practitioners, early career researchers and higher degree students.

Current Issue

Vol. 8 No. 2 (2024)
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