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Journal of Forensic and Criminology

Aims and scope

Journal of Forensic and Criminology is an international refereed, online open access journal which considers manuscripts in the field of forensic research, evidence analysis and criminal investigation. JFC journal provides an international forum for the publication of original articles, reviews and correspondence on subjects that cover practical and theoretical areas of interest relating to the wide range of forensic aspects and legal medicine. The journal also publishes occasional special issues. Its special thematic issues contribute to the confrontation of scholarly perspectives on overlooked problems – a must-read for faculty, doctoral and graduate students.  

Subject Areas

Journal of Forensic and Criminology consistently covers a wide array of subject areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Forensic Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Restraint Injuries
  • Torture and Human Rights
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Death Investigation and Causes of Death
  • Forensic Radiolog
  • Document Examination
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Domestic Violence
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Sexual Violence
  • Elder Abuse
  • Suicidal Behaviours

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

KMF Publication Ethics Statement

Journal of Forensic and Criminology is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics. KMF takes the responsibility to enforce a rigorous peer-review together with strict ethical policies and standards to ensure to add high quality scientific works to the field of scholarly publication. Unfortunately, cases of plagiarism, data falsification, inappropriate authorship credit, and the like, do arise. KMF takes such publishing ethics issues very seriously and our editors are trained to proceed in such cases with a zero tolerance policy. To verify the originality of content submitted to our journals, we use latest software to check submissions against previous publications.

Book Reviews

Authors and publishers are encouraged to send review copies of their recent related books to the following address. Received books will be listed as Books Received within the journal’s News & Announcements section.

Copyright / Open Access

Articles published in Journal of Forensic and Criminology will be Open-Access articles distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law. The copyright is retained by the author(s). KMF will insert the following note at the end of the published text:

© 2020 by the authors; licensee KMF. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution Law.


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Announcement and Advertisement

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