Special Issue | Experiential Problem-Based Learning: A Pathway for Undergraduate Contributions to Youth Justice

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ISBN 978-1-911634-40-9 | Publication date: November 2021

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Theo Gavrielides: contact@rj4allpublications.com
Guest Editors: Karen Miner-Romanoff Romanoff11@gmail.com

Karen Miner-Romanoff teaches law and society, juvenile justice and criminology at New York University, is a Fellow at Bard High School Early College, and works with underserved youth as a nonprofit consultant and researcher. Prior, she held the position of Assistant Dean for Academic Excellence at NYU and led the Center for Academic Excellence and Support. She holds a Ph.D. and Master’s in Public Policy and Administration, emphasis in criminology. An attorney, she clerked for the U.S. District Court and U.S. Court of Appeals, worked with a major law firm, and acted as a Special Assistant to the Ohio Attorney General. 

Focus and Deadlines

As part of the Youth Voice Journal’s Special Issues, the Guest Editor, Karen Miner-Romanoff, would like to invite you to submit theoretical contributions to “Experiential Problem-Based Learning: A Pathway for Undergraduate Contributions to Youth Justice. All submitted articles that meet the special issue guidelines will go through a double-blind peer-review process.

The Special Issue will be published in November 2021. The deadline for article submissions is October 15, 2021 Authors are encouraged to contact the Guest Editor with a proposed title and a draft abstract by no later than September 15 2021.

About the Journal 

The Youth Voice Journal (YVJ®) is a leading, international, multidisciplinary and double-blind peer-reviewed journal that specialises in theoretical and empirical research about issues affecting young people all over the world.

The Youth Voice Journal (ISNN 2056-2969) is ranked and indexed by Scopus, ORCID, Kudos, EBSCO Information Services, The European Reference Index for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS) and Criminal Justice Abstracts. YVJ is also a member of COPE, and we adhere to codes of conduct for journal editors.

The YVJ is managed by an independent Academic and Editorial Board and seeks to provide a reference source for academia, policymakers and youth services internationally.

YVJ™ aims include the following:

  • Create knowledge and contribute to the literature by publishing high-quality research on issues affecting young people;
  • Establish and develop youth-led methods in research and social policy-making;
  • Provide a platform for the international exchange of ideas with the aim of influencing policies and practices;
  • Actively encourage and aide those young people whose voices are rarely heard, and support them to publish their research.
The Special Issue

We most often focus on graduate students. Yet, there are great benefits to this type of undergraduate contributions. Second, the aim is to foster more of a problem-solving paradigm to address the issues facing justice-involved youth and the risks faced by so many young people today. These six papers all utilize cumulative learning and a unique nine step problem-solving learning method that includes complex thinking and research skills in order to create evidence-based solutions to youth crime and justice. 

The originality of the Special Issue – What new contribution will the Special Issue make?
Undergraduates are rarely given the opportunity to make unique contributions to our field(s). Additionally, while social scientists conduct robust research, that research does not always address viable and multipronged solutions to our most pressing and consistent problems, including mental health, trauma (victim and offender), and school-to-prison pipelines. These students, using prior knowledge, current, and recently created knowledge develop evidence-based solutions to complex youth problems.  

Editorial Policy 

If you wish and are interested in contributing to the YVJ, please consult our Author Guidelines and Editorial Policy. We aim to have every manuscripts peer-reviewed within a 4-6 week time frame before publication. The Youth Voice Journal is published by RJ4All Publications, a branch of Restorative Justice for All (RJ4All) International Institute. RJ4All is an international NGO with a mission to advance community and social cohesion, and redistribute power within society at the local, national and international levels.

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