Call for Submissions in the Criminal Justice Area

By Lena Palacios and Joe Soss | January 14, 2017

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:

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.