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Journal of Perpetrator Research

We are pleased to announce the Journal of Perpetrator Research (JPR), an inter-disciplinary, peer-reviewed, open access journal committed to promoting the scholarly study of perpetrators of mass killings, political violence and genocide. There has been a growing interest among scholars in diverse fields in the figure of the perpetrator and about questions of guilt and responsibility for mass violence. There is, however, at the current time no dedicated space for scholarly discussion and debate about these issues. This is the gap that this journal aims to fill.

The journal will foster scholarly discussions about perpetrators and perpetratorship across the broader continuum of political violence. JPR will not confine its attention to any particular region or period. Instead, its mission is to provide a forum for analysis of perpetrators of genocide, mass killing and political violence via research taking place within the fields of history, criminology, law, forensics, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, memory studies, psychology, politics, literature, film studies and education. In providing this interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary space the journal moves academic research on this topic beyond, and between, disciplinary boundaries to provide a forum in which robust and interrogative research and cross-curricular discourse can stimulate lively intellectual engagement with perpetrators.

The Journal of Perpetrator Research will be published online by Winchester University Press and will be open access. It will be published yearly, with Issue 1 to be released in the spring of 2017. Its staff ranges from established scholars with extensive experience in publication to early career researchers, all of whom are actively working in the field. Staff members of the journal possess a wide range of academic and technical expertise. In order to preserve its free and open access nature, the journal relies entirely on the work of its collaborators. Whilst many key positions are filled (see below), there are positions available for interested parties at all stages of their career, thus providing a valuable opportunity to be involved in the production of a journal. Should you be interested in being involved in the project, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Editors in Chief.

We are sure you share our excitement with the project, and look forward to hearing from you.

The Journal of Perpetrator Research Editors in Chief
Dr Kara Critchell (University of Winchester; Kara.Critchell1@winchester.ac.uk)
Dr Susanne C. Knittel (University of Utrecht; s.c.knittel@uu.nl)
Dr Emiliano Perra (University of Winchester; Emiliano.Perra@winchester.ac.uk)
Dr Uğur Ümit Üngör (University of Utrecht; u.ungor@uu.nl)

Advisory Board
Dr Stephanie Bird (UCL)
Dr Tomislav Dulic (Uppsala University)
Prof Mary Fulbrook (UCL)
Prof Alexander Hinton (Rutgers University)
Prof Dirk Moses (University of Sydney)
Prof Alette Smeulers (University of Tilburg)
Prof Sue Vice (University of Sheffield)
Prof James Waller (Keene State College)

Editorial Board
Dr Clare Bielby (University of Hull)
Prof Marcia Esparza (CUNY)
Dr Patrick Finney (Aberystwyth University)
Dr Geraldien von Frijtag (University of Utrecht)
Prof Alexander Hinton (Rutgers University)
Dr Sara Jones (University of Birmingham)
Prof Dirk Moses (University of Sydney)
Prof Damien Scalia (Catholic University Louvain)
Dr Alette Smeulers (University of Tilburg)
Prof James Snow (Loyola University)
Prof Sue Vice (University of Sheffield)
Timothy Williams (University of Marburg)

Book Review Editors
Dr Kjell Anderson (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies)
Dr Stephanie Bird (UCL)
Dr JoAnn DiGeorgio-Lutz (Texas A&M University at Galveston)
Dr Geraldien von Frijtag (University of Utrecht)
Dr Joanne Pettitt (University of Kent)
Dr Younes Saramifar (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Dr Damien Scalia (Catholic University of Louvain)
Dr Caroline Sharples (University of Central Lancashire)