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Safer Communities

Safer Communities

A journal of practice, opinion, policy and research

ISSN: 1757-8043

This journal is a Hybrid Open Access journal
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CiteScore 2020: 1.1
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Aims and Scope

Safer Communities (SC) provides broad and peer-reviewed coverage of the range of topics that constitute community safety, community justice and youth justice. The journal’s interdisciplinary and international scope reflects the broad community of researchers and professionals involved in the field.

SC promotes innovative research and evidence-based policy and practice by drawing out clear practical implications, offering vital access to information on how to tackle and reduce crime. The journal is a forum for the dissemination of: 

  • the latest research
  • best practice
  • policy updates and their implications for practice
  • expert opinion
  • controversial perspectives
  • service evaluations
  • training and international developments
  • event and resource reviews

Key Topics

Key topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • crime reduction
  • neighbourhood policing
  • anti-social behaviour
  • youth justice
  • community justice
  • substance misuse
  • race and radicalisation

Safer Communities is abstracted and indexed in:

American Sociological Association Publishing Options database, ChildData, CINAHL, EBSCO Criminal Justice Abstracts, Illustrata, ReadCube Discover, Social Care Online, ZETOC

Safer Communities is ranked by:

Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), Scopus



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