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It’s an exciting time to be a part of Bristol University Press’s criminology list. We are rapidly expanding our publishing to feature boundary pushing work with innovative research-led publications. Studies in criminology allow us to deal with topics people can relate to; from ethnographies in marginalised communities to the impact fake clothes or the low-paid work has on society.

We are particularly interested in high-quality, international impact focused scholarship that tackles the global social challenges of our time.

We are actively seeking new work in the following subject areas:

  • global and transnational crime
  • organised crime
  • cultural criminology
  • victimology
  • criminology and the global South
  • critical criminology
  • green criminology
  • race and crime
  • social harm
  • youth justice
  • domestic violence

We also have dedicated a criminal justice and policing list, published under our Policy Press imprint.

If you are interested in writing for us, please see the Commissioning Editor information below.



Rebecca Tomlinson

Meet the Editor

Rebecca Tomlinson, Associate Commissioning Editor

I have been at Policy Press for six years and am excited to now be involved with Bristol University Press’ Criminology list.

I enjoy my work because I get to meet people who are incredibly passionate about what they do and helping them see the culmination of their work in a book is very rewarding. We are lucky to get to publish things that will make a difference to society and lead to positive change.

If you are interested in writing for our Criminology list, please contact me at rebecca.tomlinson@bristol.ac.uk or visit our information for authors page to download our proposal guidelines.