American Sociological Association

Call for Papers: Special Issue of City & Community on "Community and Crime"

January 9, 2018
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Call for Papers: Special Issue of City & Community on "Community and Crime"
Deadline January 9, 2018

Consider submitting to a special issue of City & Community on “Community and Crime,” guest edited by Rachael A. Woldoff, Professor of Sociology at 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 on original papers that either empirically examine or conceptually extend the crucial connections between community and crime.

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