Press rankings in criminology/ criminal justice: A preliminary assessment of book publisher quality

Shaun L. Gabbidon, George Higgins, Favian Martin

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Abstract

This research examined press rankings in criminology and criminal justice (C/CJ). Based on a large sample of respondents (N = 812) from the American Society of Criminology and the American Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the authors solicited quality and familiarity rankings on 81 presses that publish in the area of C/CJ. The research revealed that university presses such as Oxford, Cambridge, University of Chicago, and Harvard University dominated the quality rankings. On the other hand, commercial academic presses such as McGraw-Hill, Sage, and Prentice-Hall dominated the familiarity rankings. Commercial academic presses including Prentice-Hall and Sage were the presses most desired by scholars for future book publishing plans. The authors also discuss the significance of the findings for faculty in C/CJ.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-244
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Criminal Justice Education
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Law

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