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This issue contains ten articles exploring a variety of important topics based on research into policing and police operations in several different countries. In this regard, the issue is a model of what we strive to present in the journal. The articles contained here cover topics ranging from evaluations or assessments of police agency quality and effectiveness through agency and officer accountability and other personnel issues. We think this issue will be valuable to both police administrators and scholars seeking ways to understand and improve officer and agency performance.
As always, the issue contains the “Perspectives on Policing” feature which reviews and summarizes much of the latest published research on policing. We also include a “Policing on the Web” review and a book review. We do not always have these additional features and are especially pleased when we can present relevant reviews of information sources.
Unfortunately, after publication we noticed an error in the article, “Police-citizen encounters and field citations: do encounter characteristics influence ticketing?,” by Robert Brown and James Frank in the Volume 28, Number 3 issue of the journal. Both the abstract and text of the article report that officers were more likely to issue citations in NONTRAFFIC situations. In fact, officers are more likely to issue citations in TRAFFIC situations. We regret the error.
As always, we welcome your suggestions and opinions about how we can improve the journal. Please feel free to contact us, should you have questions, comments, or concerns. We encourage you to consider submitting manuscripts to the journal for publication consideration, and volunteering to serve as a manuscript referee. For the journal to continue its tradition of high standards requires the participation of police practitioners and scholars in the important roles of author and reviewer.
Lawrence F. Travis