Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology

ISSN: 2348-9804
Impact Factor: 4.1*
DOI: 10.15744

Aims and scope

Journal of Forensic Science & Criminology (JFSC) is an open access scientific journal which aims to publish peer reviewed research articles, case reports and short communications focused on current advancements in the field of forensic science and criminology and also publishes original contributions in the many different scientific disciplines pertaining to the forensic sciences. It is an important and reliable source of advanced information on developments in the field of Forensic Science.

Subject areas include, but are not restricted to the following fields:

  • Forensic Case Reports
  • Forensic DNA fingerprinting
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Genetics
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Cyber Forensics

It covers all legal aspects of the general disciplines listed above, as well as specialist topics of forensic interest that are included in, or related to these disciplines, and the important marginal area where science and medicine interact with the law.

Subject areas include, but are not restricted to the following fields: 

  • Bite-mark evidence
  • Battered child syndrome
  • Questioned documents
  • Ballistics, projectiles and wounds
  • Fingerprints and identification
  • Tool marks
  • Contact traces
  • Poisoning
  • Breath analyzers
  • Accident investigation and mass disasters

Core themes of criminology in the context of forensic science:

  • Theoretical approaches which underpin criminology
  • Explaining crime - understanding of the social contexts in which crime and deviance exist
  • Prisons and punishment – criminal justice, restorative justice, youth justice, community safety and control and punishment
  • Police and policing – crime control and social order



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