Crime, Security and Society

ISSN: 2398-130X

Subject area: Terrorism, security, criminal investigation, police decision making, forensic biology, criminal psychology, architectural design

Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press

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Crime, Security and Society is published biannually, in electronic-only format. The journal is fully open access with article processing charges supported by the University of Huddersfield Press. Articles are published under a Creative Commons attribution licence (CC BY), although other more restrictive licences will be considered.

About the journal

The University of Huddersfield’s Secure Societies Institute (SSI) was developed in 2015 to encourage and promote collaborations between researchers and practitioners from different disciplines, for the advancement of thinking and understanding in crime and security.

Crime, Security and Society is an academic journal, housed within the Secure Societies Institute, which seeks a wide and diverse audience of academics and practitioners who strive to better understand and reduce both current and future crime and security threats experienced by many societies, to encourage collaborative thinking from disciplines as seemingly distinct as; computer science, precision engineering, forensic biology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, organic chemistry, and criminal psychology.

Crime, Security and Society is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed publication with an applied focus on crime and security issues. Research papers co-authored by academics and practitioners from different disciplines (or fields) that would not ordinarily publish collaborative research together, are particularly sought, as are those of both interest and utility to academics, practitioners (e.g. police and security personnel) and policy makers.

Crime, Security and Society will provide a suitable space in which theoretical developments, empirical research, and practice issues and concerns, can be presented and debated together by academics and practitioners. Initial suggestions for papers focussing on crime and security related topics include criminal investigative practice, child-sexual exploitation, migrant crime, forensic linguistics and advancements in DNA analysis, but this list is indicative not exhaustive.

Crime, Security and Society will be published twice a year (June and December) and present papers on a whole host which suggest how practice can best inform research and conversely how research can be effectively translated into practice.

Editorial board

  • Editor- in- Chief - Dr Anna Williams (University of Huddersfield)


  • Professor Rachel Armitage (University of Huddersfield)
  • Professor Dan Boduszek (University of Huddersfield)
  • Dr Dagmar Heinrich (University of Huddersfield)
  • Dr Graham Williams (University of Huddersfield)
  • Dr Stefano Vanin (University of Huddersfield)
  • Professor Liam Blunt (University of Huddersfield)
  • Professor Paul Ekblom (UCL)
  • Dr Erica Gold (University of Huddersfield)
  • Dr Maria Ioannou (University of Huddersfield)
  • Rachel Tuffin (Director, Knowledge, Research and Education - College of Policing)

Submit to the journal

The editors of Crime, Security and Society welcome submissions from authors, further details of how to submit are avaliable below:

CSS call for papers

Notes for Contributors

Licence to publish

The review process

Contact us

To contact the editors, please email

To contact the University Press, please email