Crime prevention research: How can it be shared across language barriers?

Dainis Ignatans, Ludmila Aleksejeva, Ken Pease

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This is the first of two papers addressing language barriers in criminological discourse. The present paper rehearses arguments for comparative criminological research and identifies the administrative processes of journals leading to acceptance or rejection role of language as a contributory factor acting against the interests of those lacking fluency in a journal’s specified language of submission. Revisions of the common editorial practices of peer-reviewed journals are suggested. The potential contribution of machine translation is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-178
Number of pages13
JournalCrime Prevention and Community Safety
Issue number2
Early online date18 Feb 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023


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