all for Papers for Advancing Corrections Journal Edition #6 – Extended Deadline

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Call for Papers for Advancing Corrections Journal Edition #6
The ICPA are extending our deadline for submissions to our sixth edition of Advancing Corrections on the theme of “Innovation in Education: Voices from the Front Line”. The new deadline for submissions is 15 August 2018.
The Journal invites submission of papers that can be digested and appreciated by practitioners, managers, policy-makers and other correctional professionals. Authors are welcomed to submit papers for one of three sections of the Journal. Featured Research Articles should be more research oriented and scholarly, including the usual practice of referencing the relevant literature. Another section called Views and Reviews welcomes shorter and thoughtful discussions of a particularly relevant or emerging issue/topic. And finally, a section we are calling Practice Innovation in Corrections would like to profile what is going on in a given agency/jurisdiction that is especially innovative and can be of interest broadly to others.


The themes for the 6th Edition of Advancing Corrections is ‘Innovation in Education: Voices from the Front Line.’ The benefits of corrections education are well known. Education can significantly reduce recidivism rates. By developing higher cognitive skills in prisoners, it can promote pro-social behaviours promoting dynamic security. Further, it can positively impact prison culture helping to overcome the lack of social and cultural capital that is characteristic of most prison populations. The ‘voices’ can be those of prison administrations, officers or teachers that design and deliver the programs, the academics who evaluate them or it could be the prisoner voice, the participant in those interventions. The programs may be anything from numeracy and literacy programs, vocational education programs or even higher education or postgraduate programs. Innovation may take many forms from the application of virtual reality or other technology in prison or community settings to innovative curricula, and new cohort or work release programs.

In submitting your manuscript, we ask that you provide a succinct summary of how your paper relates to this theme.


For the next issue of Advancing Corrections we ask that you submit your paper electronically by 15 August 2018 to Dr. Frank Porporino, Ph.D., Chair of the ICPA Research and Development Network and Editor of Advancing Corrections ( A copy should also be forwarded to the ICPA Communications Officer, Aleksandar Petrov, at the ICPA Head Office (


We would like to hear from as many ‘voices’ as possible for this special thematic Edition. Examples of good education practice from around the world in prisons or community corrections are especially welcomed.


Guidelines for Authors and Call for Papers:


Deadline for submission: 15 August 2018