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Criminal Justice Policy Review

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Criminal Justice Policy Review (CJPR), edited by IUP professor David Myers, is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal committed to the study of criminal justice policy through quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methodological approaches.

CJPR serves as a bridge between academics, policymakers, and practitioners by publishing sound research that addresses important issues in crime and justice and examines the implementation and effectiveness of criminal justice policies, programs, and practices. The journal appeals to criminologists, sociologists, political scientists, and other scholars and professionals with an interest in crime policy and research.

CJPR is published quarterly and accepts appropriate articles, essays, research notes, and book reviews. Manuscripts appropriate for submission include:

  • Full-length articles that present the findings of original empirical research
  • Review essays that thoroughly review and critique the “state of current research” on a particular topic and discuss the associated policy implications, or those that address an emerging issue in the field and outline a proposed research agenda
  • Research notes, allowing authors to present early and preliminary results
  • Reviews of books on relevant topics in criminal justice. In addition to its regular issues, CJPR also provides a forum for scheduled special issues on notable topics in crime and justice


David L. Myers is a professor of Criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), and he has served as the editor of Criminal Justice Policy Review since 2005. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland in 1999. His research and teaching interests include juvenile justice and delinquency, criminological theory, crime prevention, and criminal justice policy, planning, and evaluation.

His publications have appeared in Crime & Delinquency, Criminal Justice and Behavior, Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Criminal Justice Review, Justice Research and Policy, Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services, Crime Prevention and Community Safety, and Criminal Justice Studies. He is the author of Boys among Men: Trying and Sentencing Juveniles as Adults (Praeger Publishers) and Excluding Violent Youths from Juvenile Court: The Effectiveness of Legislative Waiver (LFB Scholarly Publishing, 2001).

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Editorial Staff

David L. Myers, Ph.D.

Dennis M. Giever, Ph.D.
Media Review Editor

Jeremy Olson
Associate Editor

EmmaLeigh Kirchner
Managing Editor

  • Criminal Justice Policy Review
  • Department of Criminology
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    Wilson Hall, 411 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1247
  • Fax: 724-357-2121
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.