THE NEW CRIMINOLOGIST
Originally published as Crime & Detection circa 60 years ago, this developed into The Criminologist (with its famous red & white cover) to become the world’s most prestigious paper journal with a global readership covering all matters relating to criminology and all professions including:
Forensic psychology; ballistics; psychiatry; criminal law; the judiciary; penal reform, offender profiling, crime scene analysis, and all issues concerning the forensic sciences under the criminology masthead.
Amongst the list of illustrious contributors were: the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, countless law enforcement agencies; Robert F. Kennedy (former United States Attorney General), Home Secretaries, barristers and lawyers, U.S. and British judges to include Lord Chief Justice of England The Lord Lane, and Alfred Thompson ‘Tom’ Denning, Baron Denning.
The Journal became a popular forum for ‘Ripperologists’; those with fascinating autobiographies to tell and true crime stories from well-known authors. Famous British forensic pathologists were: Professor Bernard Knight CBE; Sir Bernard Spilsbury; Sir Sydney Smith; John Leister, Francis Camps and Keith Simpson.
Around 2000, then editor-in-chief, Asst Chief Constable Essex Police Ron Stone QPM, handed over his role to me as being a former contributor. Making good financial commonsense, I purchased the publishing rights, making the decision to replace the paperback version and take it online. It developed from there. Due to other work commitments the Journal has remained fallow for a number of years but now, with an ever-expanding worldwide web, with fabulous media support and a huge international readership at the touch of a button, along with a very professional team, I am relaunching The New Criminologist using a more exciting interactive platform.
Watch this space
The New Criminologist is back.