Recommended Journals

Qualitative research studies may be published in any scholarly journal, and on the next page you will find some information on some of the other databases you can use to search for these; however, here is a short of list of some of the titles held by the Library that focus particularly on qualitative research in criminology. These are all available electronically. You can search within the journal or browse the tables of contents for each title directly.

Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice

European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research

Forum, qualitative social research

International Journal of Qualitative Methods

International Journal of Social Research Methodology

Qualitative Inquiry

Qualitative Research in Psychology

Qualitative Sociology

Quality and Quantity

Social Research

Sociological Methodology

Sociological Methods & Research


The American Society of Criminology maintains a lengthy list of criminology journals, many of which we have in the Library. A more detailed list of qualitative research journals, many of which have a criminology focus, can be found here.


Content last reviewed: January 10, 2020