The Most Cited Scholars in Five International Criminology Journals, 2006–10


The current article examines three elements of scholarly influence comparing five major international criminology journals (BJC-British Journal of Criminology, CRIM-Criminology, ANZ-Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, CJC-Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, EJC-European Journal of Criminology) from 2006 to 2010. David Garland (BJC), Robert J. Sampson (CRIM and ANZ), Julian V. Roberts (CJC) and David P. Farrington (EJC) had the most overall influence, with Sampson the most cited over the five journals. Influence was both specialized, with some scholars having one or two highly cited seminal works, and versatile, with others having many different works cited several times each. The most cited works of the most cited authors were on developmental and life-course criminology and criminal careers.

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British Journal of Criminology