Call for Submissions in the Criminal Justice Area

The Criminal Justice Area of the Gender Policy Report seeks to clarify how gender works intersectionally to shape the creation, operations, and consequences of criminal justice policies. Contributions to the area might offer a gender-based analysis of criminal codes, law enforcement practices, dynamics of judicial action, or incarceration, for example. Why are women of color the fastest growing population of prisoners in the U.S.? How do developments such as  prison privatization matter differently for groups defined by gender, and distinctively for transgender populations? How does the rise of mass incarceration, centered on American Indian, Black, and Chicanx/Latinx males, transform gender relations and affect women and families?

On these and many related questions, we hope our area of the GPR will offer a distinctive voice in public discussions of criminal justice policy.

Call for Collaborators: We are actively seeking Research Collaborators to join the work of the Criminal Justice area and shape its trajectory going forward. We encourage potential collaborators to set their own pace, and we expect a lot of variation in terms of individual involvement. Please contact us at the email addresses below if you are interested.

Call for Submissions: The criminal justice area of the GPR will seek to publish original content at least twice per month. We are eager to receive submissions and proposals from diverse perspectives across a broad spectrum of relevant issues. We are also committed to publishing work in a wide range of formats and communications styles.

Examples of Content include but are not limited to:

  • Policy Analysis Blog Posts (500-1200 words): Short essays that weighs in on how serious attention to gender research and/or community experience may inform a criminal justice proposal or policy development. Ideally, the essay would clarify gender implications of a criminal justice policy that otherwise may not be evident.
  • Research Summary Blogs (500-1200 words): Accessible, engaging summaries or reviews of existing research on gender and criminal justice policy. This public-friendly translation of a recent research article or book might use a current criminal justice policy debate or development as its “hook”.
  • Data posts on Criminal Justice Policy (3-4 figures with explanatory text): Posts that focus on drawing attention to illuminating data visualizations in the form of charts, graphs, etc. Contributors would provide a short written introduction and a few lines to help readers interpret each data visual.
  • Multimedia Contributions: Video presentations, powerpoint slide decks, audio podcasts, recordings of panel discussions…You name it, we’re interested. Send us your ideas and teach us some new tricks!

We hope you’ll join us in this exciting and timely new project. If you have any questions about the criminal justice area of the GPR, would like to become a Research Collaborator, or have ideas for contributing content, please contact us via e-mail.

Lena Palacios and Joe Soss

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