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Journal of Criminal Psychology

ISSN: 2009-3829

Article publication date: 16 March 2012



Boduszek, D., Shevlin, M., Adamson, G. and Hyland, P. (2012), "Editorial", Journal of Criminal Psychology, Vol. 2 No. 1. https://doi.org/10.1108/jcp.2012.58302aaa.001



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Article Type: Editorial From: Journal of Criminal Psychology, Volume 2, Issue 1

At the time of writing this editorial note (22nd of December 2011) it is nearly a year to the day that we foolhardily decided to develop the Journal of Criminal Psychology. We did so for two major reasons: the first was practical and was born out of our continued frustration (and amazement) of the absence of a high quality scientific, peer-reviewed journal, specifically dedicated to publishing excellent research work being carried out in the field of criminal psychology. The second motivation for developing the journal was one of self-interest. We care passionately about the field of criminal psychology and we are continually dismayed by how little attention the field receives from the wider psychological community. The Journal of Criminal Psychology is the first leg in our long-term effort to advance the field and bring it more and more into the mainstream of psychology.

The first issue of the Journal of Criminal Psychology was published in the summer of 2011 and was a success that exceeded our highest expectations. Our mission from the moment we conceived of the idea for the journal has always been to publish only high quality work in the most professional manner possible. In keeping with that spirit, we are delighted to now be working with Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. This relationship ensures that the Journal of Criminal Psychology will be published worldwide to the highest professional standards and will be available to all who share our interest in criminal psychology. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Emerald and moving the journal from strength-to-strength in the coming years.

The second issue is now complete and we wish to extend our sincerest thanks to all those researchers who contributed their excellent work to our journal. We are immensely privileged to publish each of these papers. With this second issue we have continued the practice of our first issue in selecting papers from various research methodology paradigms in order to please readers and researchers of all persuasions. Included in this issue are four quantitative research articles, a qualitative research study, and a theoretically oriented paper. We believe that publishing an eclectic mix of research papers will engage the interested reader and provide you with a greater awareness of the diversity of the excellent work being carried out within the criminal psychology community.

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the second issue of the Journal of Criminal Psychology and we hope that you will be as excited and as inspired by reading this as we were in producing and editing it. Until our next issue.

Daniel Boduszek, Mark Shevlin, Gary Adamson, Philip Hyland

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