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City and Community Call for Papers: Special Issue on Community and Crime
Guest editor: Rachael A. Woldoff, Professor of Sociology, West Virginia University

Urban and community sociologists have long studied the subject of crime and disorder, but the subject of crime is often viewed as a separate specialization area. In fact, urban sociologists’ insistence that “context matters” is especially relevant to the subject of crime right now. In the past few years, current events and social media coverage of them have drawn much attention to the fact that poor and nonwhite places are disproportionately affected by violence, crime, and disorder, as well as by aggressive, and sometimes, deadly policing practices. This special issue seeks to unite the urban, community, and crime scholars by calling for original papers that either empirically examine or conceptually extend the crucial connections between community and crime.

Sample topics:

Police use of excessive force
Social capital and crime
How residents cope with crime
Cultural values or norms regarding crime and disorder

Deadline: January 9, 2018

To submit the paper, go to the site and follow the regular submission guidelines. Please note in the submission letter that the manuscript is submitted for the planned special issue.