A special issue of HPD on neighborhood crime is aimed at presenting current research on this topic with a focus on worldwide case studies and policy responses. Neighborhood crime has historically been a major theme among criminologists but not among planners and community developers. However, this lack of interest does not equal lack of public or scientific relevance. Neighborhood crime is a serious problem worldwide, in which the causes and policy responses may vary from one place to another. Papers may report primary research, literature review, or essays.

Submission guidelines: Interested authors must submit an extended abstract to housingpolicydebate@gmail.com by August 31, 2019. The abstract should not exceed 500 words, should include a minimum of five references. Abstracts will be reviewed by the editors, who will invite selected authors to develop full papers, which will be submitted to HPD’s standard peer-review process. Please visit the journal’s Instructions for Authors for more information.

By September 15, 2019, the authors whose abstracts are accepted will be invited to submit full papers (6,000 – 7,000-word count) by June 31, 2020. Papers submitted past June 31, 2020 may be considered for publication in a later issue.