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The Western Journal of Criminal Justice (WJCJ)  is a refereed international and interdisciplinary online journal published biannually by the Center for Applied Criminal Justice at the School of Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Western Illinois University and devoted to the study of crime, deviant behavior, punishment, and the law.  The fields addressed in this journal are the criminal justice, law, social and behavioral sciences, and history.  The journal publishes theoretical, methodological, and applied papers, as well as book reviews.  Of particular importance is the impact of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic conditions and technology on crime, punishment, and the law. 

I would like to invite you to consider submitting your and your students’ manuscript(s) or book reviews for consideration as part of the Volume Two (Spring 2010) of the journal. All manuscripts must be submitted in APA format.  Please follow APA guidelines for Manuscript Preparation, including title page for blind review, referencing, and tables and figures.  All manuscripts will undergo a blind review.  Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere and that it has not been submitted simultaneously for publication elsewhere.  Authors are responsible for obtaining permission to reproduce copyrighted material from other sources and are required to sign an agreement for the transfer of copyright to the Center for Applied Criminal Justice.  All accepted manuscripts, artwork, and photographs become the property of the Center for Applied Criminal Justice.  An original of the manuscript as Microsoft Word document, of no more than 25 double-spaced pages, should be submitted to Vladimir Sergevnin, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief, School of LEJA, 407 Stipes Hall, 1 University, Macomb, IL 61455,  VA-Sergevnin@wiu.edu .  Authors must also submit an abstract, short bio (one paragraph) and contact phone number.   Deadline for submission is April 2, 2010.  

We look forward to hearing from you and your participation in what promises to be a valuable opportunity to enhance and promote the School of LEJA research capital.

Vladimir Sergevnin, PhD
Editor “WJCJ”
403 Stipes Hall
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Office: 309 298 2276
Cell:     217 801 2810 
E-mail: VA-Sergevnin@wiu.edu or sergevni@hotmail.com