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Finding Peer-Reviewed Research Articles (Empirical Studies) in Criminology Journals

This guide provides suggestions on where and how to look for studies (research) from high quality criminology journals. Options include browsing peer-reviewed sociology journals or searching databases containing criminology studies

Browsing Peer-Reviewed Criminology Journals for Topics and Studies

The following peer-reviewed sociology journals are great places to find a topic or browse for a study.

The company JCR (Journal Citation Reports) rates all of the following sources as high-impact journals


While most of the articles found in the following journals will be empirical studies (quantitative or qualitative research) some of these journals also include book reviews and review articles. If you must have a research article be sure the article you have chosen includes Methods, Results, and Discussion sections.



Peer-Reviewed High Impact Criminology Journals