I would like to
take this opportunity to introduce two new sections of JTPC
which will be included in the July edition of the journal. The
first new section is entitled,
"Critical Discourse: Conversations in Criminology and the Social
Sciences." The purpose of
this section is to explore a variety of topics related to
criminology and the social sciences in an unstructured and
informal manner, much like a conversation between friends. The
vehicle for this extended conversation will be e-mail, which not
only provides an ease of contact, but a working text that can be
easily edited and formatted for publication in our journal.
Bruce Arrigo and I decided to use an ongoing e-mail conversation
focused on phenomenological and postmodern considerations as
they relate to theory and the practice of criminology, as the
first example of this experiment. We both found this to be an
enjoyable and interesting project; we hope you agree.
The second new addition to the journal will be a section for
book reviews related to criminology, criminal justice, offender
treatment, race theory and a variety of related topics and
issues. The journal will employ a “rolling submission process
for these reviews. Any approved review received after August 1st
and up to February 1st will be published in the July edition of
JTPC; any approved review received after February 1st and before
July 1st will be published in the January edition of the
journal. Student submissions are greatly encouraged!
It is our hope that you will enjoy the changes we have made to
the Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Criminology.
David Polizzi, Indiana State University