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Call for Written Submissions
The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (IJR)

Volume 14: Perverting Justice

Call for Papers: The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (IJR) in conjunction with the Department of Criminal Justice and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Justice Studies (CIJS) at the University of Winnipeg invites manuscripts for Volume 14 (2024) on the theme of Perverting Justice: Law, Crime, Justice and the Perverse.


Theme: We seek written submissions that critically examine how issues of crime, law, and justice intersect with the concept of perversion and how law, policing, and punishment can be perverse metaphorically and literally. The concept of perversion is a product of the pathologizing Western research tradition that aims to understand, in order to regulate and ultimately eliminate, sexual and other differences. Interdisciplinary justice scholars are no strangers to engaging the notion of perversion when analyzing crime, policing, legal, and carceral outcomes. However, the perverse, as an analytical category encompassing diverse power formations that can both deny and advance rights, invites new ways to theoretically, conceptually, and empirically approach topics of justice, crime, punishment, and law. Volume 14 of The Annual Review of Interdisciplinary Justice Research (IJR) offers an inclusive forum for scholarly exchange about these issues. We seek original written contributions that critically and creatively engage in an exploration of crime, justice, and the concept of perversion.


We invite submissions from scholars in the social sciences, humanities, and beyond that examine how issues of crime, law, and justice intersect with the concept of perversion. We seek academic contributions as well as photographic, artistic, and cinematic exposures of justice and the concept of perversion including but not limited to: health justice; ecological and green justice; anarchic justice; Indigenous justice; urban justice; human rights and justice; works on surveillance; theoretical and philosophical works; governing labour practices; media and cultural representations of justice; pedagogical and research notes; and any other scholarly work that engages the theme of Perverting Justice. We encourage scholars to creatively apply the theme in ways that expand conceptions of both justice and perversion.


We encourage submissions that build from our conference Perverting Justice held in conjunction with the Critical Perspectives National Conference at The University of Winnipeg, May 13-15, 2024, as well as other scholarly submissions that engage with this theme.


Submission Deadline: September 3, 2024


Download the detailed call for papers.

Please direct all inquiries and submissions to our email:  

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