Manitoba Law Journal - Robson Crim’s Annual Special Issue on Criminal Law: Closes November 1, 2023

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The Manitoba Law Journal in conjunction with are pleased to announce our annual call for papers in Criminal Law. We seek submissions related to criminal law, criminology and criminal justice and cognate disciplines in Canada, the USA and the world. Since 2016 we began publishing 2-4 volumes annually of this specialized criminal law volume. We publish through Manitoba Law Journal which is one of Canada’s oldest law journals having a history that traces back over 100 years.


We invite scholarly papers, reflection pieces, research notes, book reviews, or other forms of written or pictorial expression. We are in press for volume 47 of the Manitoba Law Journal and have published papers from leading academics in criminal law, criminology, law and psychology and criminal justice.


We welcome academic and practitioner engagement across criminal law and related disciplines.

We invite papers that relate to issues of criminal law and cognate disciplines as well as papers that reflect on the following sub-themes:

  • Criminal Law, criminology-based, and criminal justice doctrine and theory

  • Intersections of the Criminal Law and the Charter/Constitution

  • Criminal Law and Human Rights

  • Mass atrocities in Canada including Residential School crimes

  • International Criminal Law

  • Policing or Criminal Law issues in self governing communities

  • Resistance and the Criminal Law and the role of protest movements in policing and anti-colonization

  • Interpersonal violence and crimes of sexual assault

  • Indigenous persons and the justice system(s)

  • Gender and the Criminal Law

  • Mental health, disability and the Criminal Law

  • Psychology and Criminal Justice/Law

  • Legal issues in youth court, bail, remand, corrections and court settings

  • Regulation of policing and state surveillance

  • The regulation of vice including gambling, sexual expression, sex work and use of illicit substances

  • Analyses of recent Supreme and Appellate court Criminal Law cases in Canada

  • Empirical, theoretical, law and society, doctrinal and/or philosophical analyses of Criminal Law and regulation

  • Criminal evidence and procedure analyses

  • Interplay of Criminal and Administrative Law

  • Interplay of Criminal and Family Law

  • Comparative Criminal Law

  • Criminal Law, popular culture and media

  • Criminal Law and Forfeiture Law

  • Criminal Law and Extradition

  • Criminal Law and Sentencing

  • Criminal Law and vulnerable populations

  • Criminal Law and Intellectual Property

  • Criminal Law and technology

  • Criminal law and corporate law including taxation and corporate liability

  • Corrections


Last but not least, we invite general submissions dealing with topics in criminal law, criminology, criminal justice, urban studies, legal studies and social justice that relate to criminal regulation.



Submissions should generally be under 20,000 words (inclusive of footnotes) and if at all possible conform with the latest Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation.  Submissions must be in word or word compatible formats and contain a 250 word or less abstract and a list of 10-15 keywords.

Submissions should be sent to For queries please contact Professors Richard Jochelson and Brandon Trask at this email address.



Aims and Scope

The Manitoba Law Journal (MLJ) is a SSHRC funded publication of the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba located at Robson Hall. The MLJ is carried on LexisNexis Quicklaw Advance, Westlaw Next and Heinonline and has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions.


Peer Review

The criminal law volume always uses a double-blind peer review process of, usually, three reviewers to ensure that the quality of our publications meets the requisite academic standards. Articles are anonymized and then, after editorial review, reviewed by anonymous experts. Articles are accepted with revisions, encouraged to revise and resubmit, or rejected.


This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or author.