EG Press is proud to be the publisher of Justice, Power and Resistance, the Journal of the European Group for the Study of Deviance and Social Control. Justice, Power and Resistance is a unique peer-reviewed international journal which publishes high-quality, original essays, book reviews, and scholarly and creative narratives alongside providing a platform for the voices of activists and people embroiled within state institutions. 

The Foundation VolumeVolume 1.1  and Volume 1.2 have now been published. Future issues will appear 3 times a year.  For details of how you can subscribe please see here.

The editors welcome theoretical and ethnographic studies from interdisciplinary perspectives including sociology, zemiology, geography, law, history, criminology, penology, philosophy, social policy and social theory from scholars and activists.  The journal is primarily a vehicle to make accessible and advance challenging research and scholarship that can be utilised to critically inform contemporary debates and policies.  The journal is also committed to enhancing communication and collaboration across critical and radical networks.  Consequently, it welcomes short papers, campaign updates, poetry, personal reflections and (auto)biographical accounts from academics and non-academics alike. The scope of the journal includes a range of topics including the critical analysis of social harms; theories of state power, authority and legitimacy; gendered and racialised violence; the politics of social control; class, poverty and marginalisation; the legacies of colonialism, neo-colonialism and post colonialism; penal policies and penal practices; harms of the powerful; criminalisation; comparative studies and internationalist standpoints; abolitionist perspectives, social movements engaged in direct struggles of resistance and contestation; interventionist strategies and radical alternatives promoting human rights, social justice and democratic accountability.

The review process is unique in that whilst it remains anonymous the editors will facilitate opportunities for constructive dialogue between the authors and reviewers. This is in the spirit of mutual support and in recognition of the collaborative nature of academic writing.  

The editors of the Journal are Emma Bell and David Scott. The can be contacted by e-mail here. For details of The Editorial Collective please see here and for the members of the International Advisory Board here