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The most‐cited scholars and works in police studies

Richard A. Wright (Department of Criminology, Sociology, Social Work, and Geography, Arkansas State University, Arkansas, and)
J. Mitchell Miller (College of Criminal Justice, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina)

Policing: An International Journal

ISSN: 1363-951X

Article publication date: 1 June 1998



Although numerous studies recently have appeared that identify the most‐cited scholars and works in the general criminology and criminal justice literature and in several specialty areas, no previous citation study has specifically examined the police studies literature. Through an analysis of 370 articles and research notes appearing from 1991 to 1995 in the areas of police studies, published in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and four academic periodicals devoted to police studies, we list the 50 most‐cited scholars and the 36 most‐cited works. The lists of the most‐cited scholars and works in the specialty area of police studies are compared to general lists taken from leading criminology and criminal justice journals and introductory textbooks. We conclude with some thoughts about the relevance of citation analysis to specialists in police studies.



Wright, R.A. and Mitchell Miller, J. (1998), "The most‐cited scholars and works in police studies", Policing: An International Journal, Vol. 21 No. 2, pp. 240-254.




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