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Article Type: Editorial From: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Volume 31, Issue 2
Welcome to Volume 31, Issue 2 of the journal. We continue to strive to provide our readers with the latest research of value to both practitioners and scholars. In this issue, we present eight papers exploring a variety of topics and based on research from around the world.
These articles address important issues in the operation of police agencies and the practice of policing. From a comparison of police cultures across different countries to explorations of sexual harassment and gender roles in policing, through an examination of police integrity organizational influences on policing are described. Other papers report studies of the investigation function and the characteristics of interrogation techniques, as well as an assessment of alternative to existing arrest policy for marijuana offenders in New York. We believe this issue will be valuable to police administrators and scholars who are seeking improved understandings of the police and police practice.
The issue also contains the “Perspectives on policing” feature which reviews and summarizes much of the latest published research on policing. A “Policing on the web” review is also included. Finally, this issue contains a review of a recent book on the “new” policing. We encourage you to consider contributing to the journal as well through preparing reviews, submitting articles, or even simply suggesting topics for future issues. While we may not always include these additional features, we try to present relevant reviews of information sources.
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. Also, consider 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 III