Call for Authors: SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics

See below for the recent call for authors from SAGE for the Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics. Writing reference articles such as this can be a great way for graduate students to help define the field and to bulk up our CVs.


SAGE  is currently making assignments with a deadline of March 28, 2013.

The Institute for Criminal Justice Ethics at John Jay College studies ethics in the following categories: General Applied and Professional Ethics; General Criminal Justice Ethics; Police Ethics; Police Codes; Legal Ethics; Prosecutorial Ethics; DNA Lab Accountability; Forensic Science Ethics; Correctional Ethics; Restorative Justice; Jury Ethics; and Judicial Ethics.

These categories define the scope of the project. Included in such categories is the interdisciplinary nature of the encyclopedia with articles covering criminology, sociology, psychology, religion, public policy, law, and philosophy. The signed articles, with cross-references are accompanied by pedagogical elements, including a Reader’s Guide, Chronology of Criminal Justice Ethics, Resource Guide, Glossary, and thorough index.

The market for the encyclopedia is composed of undergraduate college and university students within such programs as criminology, criminal justice, corrections, sociology, psychology, pre-law, history of ethics, philosophy, and other social sciences, and also patrons of public libraries seeking more information about ethics within the criminal justice system in the United States and internationally.

This comprehensive project will be published by SAGE Reference as a print and digital product available to students via the library’s electronic services. The General Editor, who will be reviewing each submission to the project, is Dr. Bruce Arrigo, University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

If you are interested in contributing to this cutting-edge reference, it is a unique opportunity to contribute to the contemporary literature, redefining sociological issues in today’s terms. Moreover, it can be a notable publication addition to your CV/resume and broaden your publishing credits. SAGE offers an honorarium ranging from SAGE book credits for smaller articles up to a free set of the printed product for contributions totaling 10,000 words or more.

The list of available articles is already prepared, and as a next step we will e-mail you the Article List (Excel file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, Style and Submission Guidelines will be provided that detail article specifications.

If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding reference with *SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Justice Ethics*, *please contact me by the e-mail information below*. Please provide your CV or a brief summary of your academic/publishing credentials in related disciplines.

Thanks very much.

Susan Moskowitz
Director of Author Management

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