Crime and Crime Narratives in Postcolonial Societies, Deadline 11-01-2010

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Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities
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An upcoming issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will focus on crime in those cultures and societies. In addition to the Caribbean region, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region, articles may focus on how the topic applies to "minority" populations in European nations, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.

Papers from all disciplines related to the topic are welcome: from sociological studies of incidence, causes, and effects to criminological studies of law enforcement methods, the judiciary, and penology; from studies of popular culture, especially films and television programming, to analyses of crime narratives, from reportage and nonfiction books to treatments in "serious" and genre fiction.

A few topic-related creative works—including creative nonfiction, as well as short fiction and poetry—will be included in the issue.

Papers should range from 3,000 to 7,000 words, should be prepared in Microsoft word with minimal coding, and should be documented in current MLA or APA style. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2010. Submissions should be directed to the issue editor, Martin Kich, at Inquiries are welcome. The journal is peer-reviewed, and publication will occur within one year of the deadline for submissions.