We are pleased to announce the creation of the Criminal Justice Research Network (CJRN), which focuses on 10 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for criminal justice scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early-stage research.

The following CJRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Administration-Justice.html
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Description:This area includes content that focuses on the administration of the criminal justice system. In particular, this scholarship examines issues related to criminal courts and legal processes within the criminal justice system. Such issues include operations, strategies, and evaluations of a variety of courts and court actors. We are interested in criminal courts of all types and levels, including both state and federal criminal court systems.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Corrections-Rehabilitation.html
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Description:This area includes content that focuses on issues in criminal corrections and the rehabilitation of criminal offenders. This includes issues related to correctional and rehabilitative strategies, the operations of correctional agencies, and evaluations of corrective and rehabilitative measures. This also includes issues related to punishment and the current state of modern corrections.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Correlates-Crime.html
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Description:This area includes content that explores the factors that are correlated with crime. Research has identified a number of structural, cultural, personal, and biological factors that are highly associated with the commission of crime. This includes factors that both promote criminal behavior and constrain it. This scholarship examines the relationships between these factors and crime, both historically and in a contemporary setting.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Crime-Psychology.html
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Description:This area includes content that focuses on issues related to psychology in crime and the criminal justice system. This includes psychological assessments of criminal behavior and examinations of mental health as it relates to the commission of crime. Regarding the criminal justice system, this includes psychological evaluations of actors in the criminal justice system, and research on the nature of psychological work within the criminal justice system.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Criminal-Justice-Educator.html
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Description:This area is designed for the sharing of teaching materials in criminal justice. All materials related to criminal justice are encouraged. This includes casebooks, reviews of casebooks, lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problems sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Criminal-Justice-Negative-Results.html
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Description:This area includes content on research in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results eJournal includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Criminology.html
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Description:This area includes content that focuses broadly on the sociological and academic study of crime. This includes theoretical issues related to the etiology of criminal behavior and victimization, reactions to crime by the public, and comparisons of crime issues across cultures. This also includes practical issues regarding research and teaching in criminology and criminal justice.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Science.html
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Description:This area includes content that focuses on work in the field of forensic science, particularly as it relates to criminal investigations. This includes issues related to the examination of physical, digital, and biological evidence. These works examine the nature of and evaluations of current methods and new innovations in forensic science.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Law-Enforcement.html
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Description:This area includes content with a focus on law enforcement agencies. We define law enforcement broadly to include agencies that vary in size and scope, including local, county, state, and federal agencies as well as private law enforcement entities. Such scholarship includes research on the nature of, and innovations in, law enforcement work, training, and organization.


View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/Types-Offending.html
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Description:This area includes content that examines specific types of criminal offending, including both violent and property offenses. This scholarship includes works on the nature of these crimes, as well as strategies and innovations in the commission and control of these crimes. These works examine a variety of crime, including both traditional crimes, and modern types of criminal offending.

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