The journal

The Monatsschrift für Kriminologie und Strafrechtsreform (Journal of Criminology and Penal Reform) is a forum for research and criminal policy in the fields of crime and crime control within German speaking countries. It covers the entire spectrum of disciplines that contribute to criminological research: psychology, sociology, psychiatry, law, politics, economics, education, history, medicine, and forensic sciences. The broad scope of the journal is further demonstrated by the composition of its advisory board members. The publication intends to keep its readers informed of current criminological findings and policy developments. In general, the articles are published in German, though some articles and special issues from abroad are in English.

The Monatsschrift was founded in 1904.
The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and is indexed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI, Thomson Reuters).

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The website in German and English language is constantly being updated to meet the ever expanding requirements of the journal, and contains, for example, instructions to authors, abstracts of all articles, links to complete articles which are already available electronically and an archive enabling users to access the summaries of all issues as far back as 1998.

The Monatsschrift will continue to comprise six issues each year. Nearly once a year a »focal point or special issue« is arranged by (a) guest editor(s).

Editorial Board

Professor Dr. iur. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Director, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i.Br., Germany

Professor Dr. med. Dr. phil. Helmut Remschmidt, Head of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Professor Dr. iur. Stephan Quensel, Emeritus, Institute of Sociology, University of Bremen, Co-Director of the Institute for Drug Research Bremen (BISDRO), Germany

Editorial Office

Ulrike Auerbach, Psychologist

Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Günterstalstr. 73
D-79100 Freiburg i.Br. / Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 761-7081-0