Welcome to BJCJ

We are a peer-reviewed open-access online journal which articulates, interrogates and debates research, theory, policy and practice on community justice from the United Kingdom and internationally in other jurisdictions.

We welcome articles and blogs from academics – early career researchers and established authors; practitioners; policy makers; and commissioners.

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We are inviting BLOGS from anyone working in the criminal justice system: practitioners, managers and policy makers; reflecting on the challenges you are facing; and the adaptations that you are making.

We are inviting service users to tell your story, how you are coping; what’s helping and what’s not.

And researchers and academics – we welcome your blogs or thought pieces about how Covid-19 is affecting community justice: policing, probation, youth justice, prisons, community safety and crime prevention.

In the short term we hope these writings will provide reassurance to others who may be feeling the same way, and provide for peer learning.

Beyond the crisis, that they will act as a repository of practice innovations – small and large – which can be adopted for community justice policy and practice in more normal times.

If you want to contribute. Here is our guide to writing a blog.

If you would like to submit a blog or thought piece, or have a query contact us at: bjcj@mmu.ac.uk or @bjcommunityjust.