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Article Type: Editorial From: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Volume 33, Issue 2
We are pleased to bring you Volume 33, Number 2 of the journal. This issue contains ten articles covering a range of important policing topics and reporting research on policing from several settings. Many of the papers focus on personnel issues and topics, such as training, suicide, and mandatory retirement. Two papers examine attitudes of or about the police. Finally, three papers address practical topics including crowd control, itinerant crime groups, and the impact of local political culture on police organizations. We believe this issue contains something for everyone and are proud to publish these papers.
In addition to these ten papers, the issue also contains our regular features. J.W. Carter again reviews web-based sources in policing, and Brad Buckmeier has contributed to “Perspectives in Policing”. This issue also contains two book reviews prepared under the editorial supervision of Professor Stanley Shernock, our book review editor.
We are in the process of several developments for the journal. We are preparing to launch a web-based submission and manuscript review process that we hope to implement later this year. Editorial staff will complete training on the system in the next month. We are also expanding our structured abstract to include discussion of the social and research implications of the papers contained in the issue. Finally, we are working to insure that contributing authors are aware of and sensitive to any copyright concerns with reprinted materials contained in their articles. We think these and other planned changes will help us to continue to strengthen the journal.
We are excited about the prospects for the journal this year. We continue to strive to present the most recent research and thinking on policing topics and to reflect a global perspective that has characterized the journal for so many years. We encourage anyone with comments or suggestions to feel free to contact us. We also encourage you to volunteer to serve as a manuscript reviewer and, of course, to submit your work for publication consideration in the journal.
Lawrence F. Travis