Call for Papers: Social Sciences Special Issue

Lördag 1 September kl 00:00





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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Inequality and prejudice continues to thrive in society, despite attempts to address race/ethnic-based discrimination. This discrimination has been normalised, made respectable, and presented as necessary, especially considering recent crime incidents that have been problematically constructed as racially/ethnically-based events. This has been done via the use of an othering ‘logic’ and reworked notions of ‘black criminality’. The result is that attempts to control, regulate, and remove some population groups have become a publicly-backed preoccupation of the criminal justice system and its allied security bodies, and have reached levels of heightened concern for human rights advocates.

Submissions are invited for a Special Issue examining “Race/Ethnicity, Crime and Social Control”. The aim of this Special Issue is to critically address this subject, whilst contributing to the development of social scientific understanding into the experiences of minority ethnic groups—especially those considered to be in a heighten hidden, silenced, or vulnerable position. Papers can be theoretically or empirically based. Methodologically diverse and/or noteworthy approaches and the reporting of original data are especially welcome. It is intended that the Special Issue will include papers from a wide range of disciplines (e.g., anthropology, criminology, sociology, race studies, religious and Islamic studies, geography, etc.), and discuss matters that have local and/or global relevance.

Dr. Tina G. Patel
Guest Editor


Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Social Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.



  • Criminalization
  • Criminal justice
  • Identity politics
  • Intersectionality
  • Order and disorder
  • Post-race spaces
  • Race/ethnic othering


Deadline: September 1, 2018
This journal is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Race/Ethnicity, Crime and Social Control", edited by Dr. Tina G. Patel (University of Salford).