Scholarly Influence in Criminology and Criminal Justice


Ellen G. Cohn
Florida International University, Miami, FL, US

David P. Farrington
Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK

Series: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement and Corrections
BISAC: SOC004000

This is the first book to trace scholarly influence in criminology and criminal justice over a twenty-year time period. It is based primarily on the analysis of citations in major journals, but it also includes studies of publication productivity. This book shows that, over a twenty-year time period, the most influential topics in major criminology and criminal justice journals were either concerned with developmental/life course or longitudinal/criminal career research, or were expositions of major theories.

Because of its identification of the most-cited scholars, the most-cited books and articles, and the most prolific publishers, this book will be of interest to all scholars and students in criminology and criminal justice and allied fields. In addition, its conclusions about the most influential theories and research should be of interest to policy-makers, practitioners and funding agencies. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – Citation Analysis as a Measure of Scholarly Influence (pp. 1-22)

Chapter 2 – Citation Analysis in Different Fields (pp. 23-38)

Chapter 3 – Citation Analysis in Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 39-58)

Chapter 4 – Methods Used in Citation Analyses (pp. 59-68)

Chapter 5 – Most-Cited Scholars in Groups of Journals (pp. 69-96)

Chapter 6 – Most-Cited Scholars and Works in Nine Major Journals (pp. 97-106)

Chapter 7 – Citations in Twenty Major Criminology and Criminal Justice Journals (pp. 107-120)

Chapter 8 – Publication Productivity in Criminology and Criminal Justice (pp. 121-138)

Chapter 9 – Publications of Members of the American Society of Criminology (pp. 139-146)

Chapter 10 – Conclusion (pp. 147-154)


Name Index

Subject Index

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