About the Journal

Journal of Contemporary Crime, Harm, and Ethics is an international, peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary open-access journal that publishes articles, commentary essays, and debates on the contemporary social realities of crime, social harm, and justice written from the perspectives of criminology, zemiology, anthropology, moral and political philosophy, critical theory, and the humanities more broadly.


Inaugural Call for Papers

This is the inaugural call for papers for the open-access Journal of Contemporary Crime, Harm and Ethics:Scholars have often coined terms to convey the significance of a natural historical period rather than a simple calendar definition of time. Historians have spoken of the ‘long nineteenth century’ and the ‘short twentieth century’ of 1914-1991, both of which bore witness to events of such significance in the realms of war, global politics, political economy, political philosophy, and cultural and technological change that it came to redefine their respective eras and set the world on a new historical course (Hobsbawm, 1994).Therefore, it might be fitting to describe 2020 as ‘the longest year’. At the time of writing in January 2021, many of the past year’s features look set to linger with us into the future, with some of the myriad criminological and zemiological reverberations likely to be felt for decades to come. Therefore, this special issue invites criminological, zemiological, and interdisciplinary contributions that not only look back on the significance of 2020 but look forward to scan the horizon of what lies in the future for crime, harm, and justice in the shadow of the long year of 2020, and what intellectual tools we will need to keep track and make sense of them. Read more about Inaugural Call for Papers