Crittenden, Courtney A.
McGuffiee, Karen M.; Policastro, Christina N.
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This thesis seeks to evaluate and identify authorship trends within criminological journals based on presumed gender and current institutional affiliation from four major criminal justice and criminological (CCJ) journals from 2014 through 2019. A content analysis was conducted on articles from these journals in order to determine the author gender and affiliation. Findings indicate that a vast majority of authors are housed in universities. Moreover, the gender of first authors significantly varied by journal type, with a majority of first authors in Criminology and Critical Criminology being male. In contrast, gender of first authors in Race & Justice was equally distributed, while an overwhelming portion of first authors in Feminist Criminology were female. Additionally, gender of author teams varied significantly across all journals, with the largest percentage of all male teams being published in Critical Criminology, and the largest percentage of all female teams published in Feminist Criminology. Other significant findings regarding gender authorship in CCJ journals are discussed.
M. S.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science.
Criminology -- Research; Scholarly publishing
x, 56 leaves.
Bray, Bethany, "Who's writing what we read: authorship in criminological research" (2020). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.