Managing editor(s): Chloé Leclerc / Editor(s): Marie-Chantal Plante (Coordonnatrice à la rédaction)

Journal preceded by Acta Criminologica



Founded in 1968 by Denis Szabo, Criminologie is primarily dedicated to presenting research results and addresses both scientists and criminal-justice professionals. This theme-based journal deals with the current concerns and interests of criminologists in Quebec and elsewhere. Themes are often multidisciplinary in nature and the publication calls upon researchers in various fields: criminologists, sociologists, psychologists, jurists, etc. It is the only French-language criminology journal published in North America. Criminologie is made possible thanks to grants from the Canadian Human Sciences Research Council of Canada and the Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la société et la culture.


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Revue Criminologie

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Editorial policy and ethics

Our mission

The journal Criminologie accepts and publishes only original and previously unpublished French texts based on research findings. To submit an article to Criminologie, visit our management and publishing system: The guidelines for authors as well as the online article management system will be accessible at that URL.

Our policies

Open Access: As of January 2017, Criminologie opted for an open access dissemination model and the whole publication is available via the Érudit platform. The authors are encouraged to make their article available in different web-based distribution platforms (personal Web page, research center, institutional repository, ResearchGate, etc.). The authors are encouraged to use our published version as soon as the article is available on Érudit (email sent to the authors). Before publication, an author may use a corrected version with this mention: This paper has been accepted for publication in Criminologie and will appear in this issue (year, vol. no.). For more information:

Journal Archiving: Permanent archiving of Criminologie is provided by Portico.

Copyright: Once the article is accepted, authors are linked by a copyright transfer agreement. Criminologie allows authors to disseminate the content of their articles (in part or in full) if an explicit mention is made of the first publication in the journal Criminologie and the full reference given. For more information:

Anti-plagiarism: Criminologie does not accept articles that contain plagiarism or “the appropriation of another person’s ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit” ( For information on the preferred style for quotations and references, please refer to the Editing Guidelines in our Editorial Policy section:

Criminologie may accept articles that include the reutilization of some of the author’s own material – often referred to as self-plagiarism – such as a literature review or methodology used in a research project if the previous appearance of this material is explicitly mentioned by the author. However the submitted paper must also clearly provide new and previously unpublished research results. When submitting an article, authors must confirm that “the paper being submitted is new and has not been published previously.” Instances of self-plagiarism should be noted in the covering letter.

If the Editorial Board detects plagiarism before publication, it will be discussed with the author. If the plagiarism is detected after publication, mention of it will be made in the next issue of Criminologie and the electronic version of the article may be removed from our site depending on the nature and/or the extent of the plagiarism.

Procedures for selecting articles and conducting peer review

All submitted articles (theme-based and open theme articles) undergo a double evaluation process. First, the Editorial board determines if the articles meet the standards and expectations of the journal. The next step consists in a blind peer review (sent to a minimum of two anonymous, external experts). The Editorial board makes the final decision depending on the reviewer input.

Publication guidelines

Each publication presents a thematic dossier. Authors interested in submitting a proposal may contact the person responsible for the thematic issue (see below) or contact us:

We also offer an open theme section and authors may submit their articles via

Editing guidelines are presented below.

Upcoming issues and calls for papers

50ème anniversaire de la Revue, Volume 51, numéro 1, printemps 2018

Geste suicidaire : approche socio-historique, passage à l'acte, prise en charge, Volume 51, numéro 2, automne 2018

Les proches de personnes judiciarisées : expériences humaines et connaissances carcérales, Volume 52, numéro 1, printemps 2019

La criminologie de l'information : état des lieux et perspectives, Volume 52, numéro 1, automne 2019

Editing guidelines

Text presentation: Text must be double spaced and cannot exceed 6000 words.

The title page should include the title of the text (which should not exceed 64 characters, spaces included, although a subtitle may be included on the first page of the manuscript), authors' names, authors’ professional affiliations and professional addresses, authors’ email addresses, and the word count for the article.

Each article must include a summary and 5 keywords in English and in French. The summary cannot exceed 15 lines.

If financial support was received for the article, please include a footnote stating that: “Research for this article received funding from [funding agency]”.

Because texts are evaluated anonymously, it is very important that an anonymous version is provided,  

with any information that would make it possible for readers to identify the authors removed.

Tables: Tables should be numbered sequentially according to the following model: Table 1, Table 2, etc.

Tables must be created using the appropriate software.

Insert tables at the end of the text, with their preferred location in the text indicated by  “Table 1 here” at the appropriate place in the text.

Figures: Figures should be numbered sequentially according to the following model: Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.

High resolution TIFF, EPS, or PDFs must be provided for all figures.

Figures should be grouped following the tables, with their preferred location in the text indicated by “Figure 1 here” at the appropriate place in the text.

Footnotes: Footnotes must be identified by numbers and should appear at the bottom of the page. Use the appropriate function in Word to link the footnote to the text.

Footnote references should be placed immediately after the related section and before punctuation: « [text]1. »

Do not use footnotes to explain or further develop your ideas but only to add essential information.

References quoted in the text: Do not provide complete bibliographic references in the text or in footnotes. Instead, add parentheses directly after the related text, indicating the name of the author followed by the publication year. For quotations, include the relevant page, as shown here.   Ex.: (Boileau, 1991, p. 312).

If the name of the author is already mentioned in the current text, only the publication year is included in the parenthesis. Ex.: As Boileau (1991) argues ...

When you quote an author who has multiple publications in the same year, distinguish them using letters a, b, c, etc., as shown here: (Boileau, 1991a).

If more than one author is mentioned with reference to the same section of text, authors should be listed in alphabetical order according to the first author’s surname. Citations should be separated by semicolons. Ex.: (Dupuis, 1995; Fagnan, 1991; Tardif, 1998).

If a work has two authors, include both names. (Boileau et Fagnan, 1991).

For works with three, four, or five authors, cite all names at first reference. In subsequent citations, cite the first author followed by “et al.”.  Ex.: (Sanders, Murph et Eng, 1997) [1st citation in text] (Sanders et al., 1997) [subsequent citations].

If a work has six or more authors, cite the first author followed by “et al.” throughout the text.

The names of groups that serve as authors are spelled out in the first citation and abbreviated thereafter. Ex.: (National Institute of Mental Health [NIMH], 2003)

Complete references must appear in the reference list at the end of the text.

Reference list: The reference list must be at the end of the text in a section titled “References”.

If there is more than one reference for the same author, list these references chronologically, starting with the earliest publication.

If there is more than one author for a text, provide all names. Do not use “et al.” in the reference list.

APA standards for references presentation

Books: Sanders, D. H., Murph, A. F. et Eng, R. J. (1984). Les statistiques, une approche nouvelle. Montréal, Québec : McGraw-Hill.

Articles: Brillon, Y. (1986). L’opinion publique et les politiques criminelles. Criminologie, 19(1), 227–238.

Chapters in books: Lasvergnas, I. (1987). La théorie et la compréhension du social. Dans B. Gauthier (dir.), Recherche sociale (p. 111-173). Sillery, Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec.

Lilienfeld, S. O. et Fowler, K. A. (2006). The Self-Report Assessment of Psychopathy: Problems, Pitfalls, and Promises. Dans C. J. Patrick (dir.), Handbook of psychopathy (p. 415-436). New York, NY : The Guilford Press.

Online journal article: Smith, C. A. et Ireland, T. O. (2005). Les conséquences développementales de la maltraitance des filles. Criminologie, 38(1), 67-102. Repéré à

Online document : APA Online. (2001). Electronic References. Repéré à

Editorial board


Director : Chloé Leclerc

Interim director : David Décary-Hétu

Open theme articles Editor : Frédéric Ouellet 

Editor coordinator: Marie-Chantal Plante

Editor assistant: Brigitte Poirier

Editorial board

Jean-François Cauchie (Université d'Ottawa), Patrice Corriveau (Université d'Ottawa), Olivier Delémont (Université de Lausanne), Francis Fortin (Université de Montréal), Véronique Fortin (Université de Sherbrooke), Isabelle Fortin-Dufour (Université Laval), Vincent Larivière (Université de Montréal), Chloé Leclerc (Université de Montréal), Sandra Lehalle (Université d'Ottawa), Frédéric Ouellet (Université de Montréal), Isabelle Perreault (Université d'Ottawa)

Board of directors

Céline Bellot (Université de Montréal), Rémi Boivin (Université de Montréal), David Henry (Association des services de réhabilitation sociale du Québec), Lilia Kazemian (John Jay College of Criminal Justice), Nadine Lantôt (Université de Sherbrooke), Stéphane Leman‐Langlois (Université Laval), France Nadeau (Université de Montréal), Marie‐Andrée Pelland (Université de Moncton), Bastien Quirion (Université d’Ottawa), Marie‐Ève Sylvestre (Université d’Ottawa), Samuel Tanner (Université de Montréal)

International advisory committee

Anthony Doob (Université de Toronto), David Farrington (Université de Cambridge), Uberto Gatti (Université de Gênes), Georges Kellens (Université de Liège), Jean Kellarhals (Université de Genève), Fritz Sack (Université de Hambourg), William Schabas (Université du Middlesex), Rodica Stanoiu (Institut de recherches juridiques de Roumanie), Françoise Tulkens (Université de Louvain), Renée Zauberman (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)