The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology is excited to announce the launch of our online publication.

The Journal is now accepting submissions for JCLC Online. Please submit your manuscript via ScholasticaThe Journal only accepts submissions through its Scholastica portal. If you have any questions, please e-mail Managing Online Editor Mariah Young at MariahYoung2021@nlaw.northwestern.edu.

In addition to pieces on general criminal law issues, JCLC Online is actively soliciting pieces for our Launch Series–Pandemics in America: Criminal Law Perspectives on Coronavirus, Race, and Policing in 2020–which is slated for publication in Fall 2020.

Submissions on these topics might include, but are certainly not limited to:

  • COVID-19 and prisoner’s rights
  • Criminal law responses to increased online security risks as COVID-19 forces companies to move online
  • Bail release during COVID-19 and recidivism rates
  • Race and use of excessive force
  • Qualified immunity
  • Protester’s rights, the intersection of constitutional and criminal law

JCLC Online Submission Guidelines

JCLC Online seeks both traditional and nontraditional content, and will consider articles, essays, book reviews, comments, and policy briefs. JCLC Online encourages submissions from professors, lawmakers, judges, practitioners, academics, and students.

We accept submissions between 3,000 and 10,000 words, with a preference for pieces that are between 5,000 and 9,000 words. Text and citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citations (20th ed. 2015) and the Texas Law Review Manual on Usage & Style.

JCLC Online is committed to amplifying the voices of those who are traditionally marginalized in criminal law scholarship and debate. We seek out and encourage submissions from authors with diversity of experience and perspective.

These include but are in no way limited to those who are currently or formerly incarcerated, political activists, students, as well as academics and practitioners of all backgrounds.