Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology

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Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology  
Former names
Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science
Abbreviated title (ISO 4)
J. Crim. Law Criminol.
Discipline Criminal law, criminology
Language English
Edited by Chloe Korban
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1910-present
Frequency Quarterly
Indexing
ISSN 0091-4169
LCCN 80644520
CODEN JCLCFB
OCLC no. 803836960
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The Journal of Criminal Law & Criminology ("JCLC") is a peer-reviewed quarterly academic journal published by the Northwestern University School of Law. The journal was established in 1910 as the Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology by Dean John Henry Wigmore.[1] From 1931 to 1951 it was named Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and from 1951 to 1972 The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science. It received its current name in 1973.[2]

The Journal was an outgrowth of the "National Conference on Criminal Law and Criminology," hosted at Northwestern University School of Law in 1909 in celebration of the law school's fiftieth anniversary.[3] Consistent with the progressive agenda in the early twentieth century, the purpose of the Journal was to articulate and promote criminal justice reform.[4]

JCLC has a unique interdisciplinary approach, and remains today the only journal in the world that combines both criminal law and criminology.[5] This contributes to the success and reach of the Journal: JCLC is one of the most widely-read and frequently-cited publications in the world.[6] Today, it is the second most-widely subscribed-to journal published by any law school in the United States.[7]

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