The purpose of this journal is to create a conversation within the social sciences that may also include narratives that are often silenced or marginalized, given their failure to reflect essentialized assumptions about what the truth must be, and those methods which are deemed legitimate through this process.
Though we seek to situate this conversation within the context of criminology proper, we are not restricted to this one object of our discourse, and we clearly acknowledge and embrace the confluence of other disciplines within the social sciences. Included in this conversation is the desire to re-connect theory with practice, and to acknowledge that there is no theory without practice, and no practice without theory that is worthy of the name.
The discourses of criminology and offender treatment provide us the unique opportunity to bring together scholars across diverse disciplines that contextualize the field in unacknowledged ways. This journal provides a voice for scholars within those fields, and invites them to inform a broader dialogue about the relationship among these historically disparate disciplines.