Criminology is the flagship journal of the American Society of Criminology. It publishes new and innovative research that advances scientific knowledge on diverse topics related to crime and justice. The journal has long been the top-rated outlet for criminology and criminal justice research, and it focuses on publishing high quality empirical research that makes unique substantive, theoretical and methodological contribution to the discipline.
Dr. Johnson (with David McDowall, Lead Co-Editor; Janet L. Lauritsen, Co-Editor; and Jody Miller, Co-Editor) are responsible for receiving new submissions to the journal, identifying qualified peer referees, and making final decisions on which manuscripts to accept and publish in Criminology. The editorial team began reviewing new submissions in October of 2016 and will be responsible for the 2018-2020 volumes of the journal.
Dr. Johnson is Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Maryland. He is a former winner of the American Society of Criminology's (ASC) Ruth Shonle Cavan Young Scholar Award as well as the ASC Division on Sentencing and Corrections Distinguished New Scholar Award. His research focuses on issues related to race, inequality, and criminal punishment and has been published in top journals such as the American Journal of Sociology, Criminology, and Justice Quarterly. Dr. Johnson serves as the criminal justice policy expert on the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy.