Corrections Today is currently seeking article submissions. Possible topics include--but are not limited to--reentry programs, jails, juveniles, community corrections, health care, female offenders, the greening of corrections and many more. Our readers are corilrnitted to the advancement of the corrections field, and most p active roles in operating and a istrating correctional facilities and systems. They cut across the spectrum of corrections, from individuals employed in correctional institutions, community corrections, and probation and parole to those in juvenile services and academia. The magazine serves as a forum for presenting and discussing important issues related to corrections, including the presentation of minority or conflicting points of view. Its primary purpose is to offer practical information to promote the development of the field and those working in the field.
What kind of articles do we want? We're very open-minded--as long as the article idea is interesting and relates to corrections. We're interested in a variety of articles, including service ("how to") pieces, articles outlining new programs and case studies, and articles on how agencies or systems handle controversial issues. We also accept opinion pieces for our "Speak Out" column and personal accounts of on-the-job experiences for "A View From the Line."
We don't like puff pieces or promotional articles. There should be news, information or an opinion behind the story. Articles, other than opinion or personal-account pieces, should be written in journalistic style using third person rather than first person (avoid using "I, we, me, us," etc.). We want information that can help our readers better understand their profession and the critical issues they face day-to-day. For this reason, our policy is that any article written by a consultant or an employee of a private firm must be co-authored by a corrections professional or academician. In other words, at least one author must be a practitioner employed by a public agency or nonprofit organization, or currently working in an adult/juvenile institutional or academic setting.
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