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Manitoba Law Journal – Robson Crim’s Special Volume on Law and Prison Policy

Call for Papers: Closes November 15th, 2022 Manitoba Law Journal – Robson Crim’s Special Volume on Law and Prison Policy As one of Canada’s oldest law journals, the Manitoba Law Journal in conjunction with are pleased to announce a special volume edited by Dr. James Gacek. The Call seeks submissions related to law, criminology and criminal justice and cognate disciplines in Canada, the USA and the world. The Call invites scholarly papers, reflection pieces, research notes, book reviews, or other forms of written or pictorial expression. The Manitoba Law Journal has published papers from leading academics in criminal law, criminology, law and psychology and criminal justice. We invite papers that relate to issues of law and prison policy, reflecting on the following sub-themes:

  • Criminal law, criminology-based, and criminal justice doctrine and theory

  • Legal definitions, classifications, and taxonomies in corrections settings

  • Intersections of the law, prison policy and the Charter

  • International law and prison policy

  • Resistance, law and the role of protest movements in or against prison policy

  • Interpersonal violence, crimes of sexual assault, and prison policy

  • Indigenous persons and the justice system(s)

  • Gender, law and prison policy

  • Mental health, disability, and prison policy

  • Legal issues in corrections settings

  • Drugs, intoxicants, and other illicit substances in corrections settings

  • Analyses of recent Supreme and Appellate court cases in Canada involving prison policies

  • Comparative law and prison policy analyses

  • Jurisdictional challenges

  • Biopolitics, necropolitics, law and prison policy

  • Coronial investigations and medico-legal examinations involving corrections settings

  • Lives saved and deaths in custody

  • Medical rationing and end-of-life care

  • Suicide, assisted suicide, and euthanasia

  • Law, prison policy, popular culture and media

  • Empirical, theoretical, law and society, doctrinal and/or philosophical analyses of law, regulation, and prison policy

​​ SUBMISSIONS We will be reviewing all submissions on a rolling basis with final submissions due by November 15th, 2022. This means, the sooner you submit, the sooner we will begin the peer review process. We will still consider all submissions until the deadline. ​Submissions should generally be under 20,000 words (inclusive of footnotes) and if at all possible conform with the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, 9th ed (Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2018) - the "McGill Guide". Submissions must be in word or word compatible formats and contain a 250 word or less abstract and a list of 10-15 keywords. Submissions are due November 15th, 2022 and should be sent to For queries about the journal or review process please contact Professors Richard Jochelson or David Ireland, at this email address. The journal editing cycle is such that typesetting will begin Summer 2023 with a Fall 2023 publication. THE JOURNAL Aims and Scope The Manitoba Law Journal (MLJ) is a SSHRC funded publication of the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba located at Robson Hall. The MLJ is carried on LexisNexis Quicklaw Advance, Westlaw Next and Heinonline and has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada on numerous occasions. Peer Review The criminal law volume always uses a double-blind peer review process of, usually, three reviewers to ensure that the quality of our publications meets the requisite academic standards. Articles are anonymized and then, after editorial review, reviewed by anonymous experts. Articles are accepted with revisions, encouraged to revise and resubmit, or rejected. This is an open access journal, which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user.


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