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7 J. Experimental Criminology 1 (2011)

handle is hein.journals/jexpcrm7 and id is 1 raw text is: J Exp Criminol (2011) 7:1-2
DOI 10.1007/s11292-011-9121-0
Editor's Note
David Weisburd - David B. Wilson-
Lorraine Mazerolle - Mimi Ajsenstadt - Gali Aviv
Published online: 2 February 2011
© Springer Science+Business Media B.V 2011
Dear Readers,
In this issue, we have produced the first experimental research report. This
initiative was suggested by our board members, who thought that some experiments
in crime and justice may not require full write-ups in a traditional journal format.
Nonetheless, they may present important findings that should be visible to a wide
audience. We decided to try this format with a short experimental report submitted
by Ridgeway et al. which is published in this issue. Experimental reports will, as this
paper, go through a normal review process. However, our instructions to reviewers
notes that these are topics that should not require a detailed theoretical framework,
and instead should focus on the experimental method and the findings of the study.
Experimental research reports should be no longer than 12 typewritten pages in
We are not committed to this format as of yet, and want to see what types of
submissions we receive and how our readers respond to the contributions before
making a final decision. But we encourage scholars to submit such research reports
when appropriate. Our editorial board believes that there is a strong need for
experimental research reports, arguing that there are many important experimental
studies that are not published because they deal with topics that do not require long
theoretical explanation or discussion, and the methods employed do not need to be
D. Weisburd (E) - M. Ajsenstadt - G. Aviv
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
e-mail: msefrat@mscc.huji.ac.il
D. Weisburd
University of Maryland, Fairfax, VA, USA
D. B. Wilson
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA
L. Mazerolle
Griffith University, Nathan, QLD, Australia

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