Call for Submissions: Criminal Law Bulletin Symposium Issue on Criminal Justice Reform

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Call for Papers: Symposium Issue on Criminal Justice Reform


The Criminal Law Bulletin, an interdisciplinary, peer-edited law journal, seeks papers for a special issue devoted to reform-based solutions to problems in the criminal-legal context, as well as obstacles to their implementation. The journal welcomes unsolicited submissions from both legal and social science scholars, as well as from justice practitioners, law students, and graduate students in criminology, criminal justice, and related fields.  Although the editors will consider manuscripts of any length between 3,000 and 25,000 words, they prefer manuscripts containing between 5,000 and 15,000 words, inclusive of text, footnotes, tables, and figures. Citations in manuscripts should appear in consecutively numbered footnotes, not endnotes, and follow the style and conventions of The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (21st ed. 2020). Manuscripts should be prepared in Microsoft Word and either uploaded via Scholastica or emailed to the Guest Editor  of this symposium issue, Dr. Francesca Laguardia, at The deadline for submission is July 1, 2022.


All manuscripts undergo a quick internal review to determine their potential fit with the Criminal Law Bulletin’s mission. Manuscripts that are under consideration for publication may be accepted by the editors or, at the request of any submitter, may be sent for peer review.