Crime Mapping Friendly Geography Journals

I’m a Criminal Justician/Criminologist by degree, but I think it is important for any academic to be aware of developments not only within their own field, but in outside disciplines as well. It is also good to know of novel outlets with which to publish your work.

Here I have listed a few geography oriented journals I believe any Criminologist interested in crime mapping should be cogniscent of. I chose these for mainly two reasons; 1) the frequency with which they publish directly pertient criminological research, 2) my perceived quality of the journals and articles that are contained within (e.g. it is good just to read articles in the journal in general given their quality). I also list some examples of (mostly) recent criminological work within each journal.

Applied Geography

The Professional Geographer

There was recently a special issue, that was devoted to crime mapping topics. See the below article and the subsequent pertinent articles in that same issue.

Also for other examples see

Annals of the Association of American Geographers

Of course this is not an exhaustive list, but you can check out the articles I have posted in my citeulike library for other hints at crime mapping relevent journals to watch out for (you can search for specific journal titles in the library, see this example of searching for Applied Geography in my library). Also check out the crime mapping citeulike library I upload content to regularly (this will have a more specific crime mapping focus than my general library, although they largely overlap).

If you think I’ve done some injustive leaving a journal off the list, let me know in the comments!

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