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Article Type: Editorial From: Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, Volume 34, Issue 1
This issue contains nine papers addressing a range of topics in contemporary policing from authors and research located around the world. Three papers investigate aspects of police effectiveness on crime ranging from violent crimes in Turkey through organized crime investigations. Another four papers explore personnel issues in policing from leadership effects on officer cynicism in Korea through mandatory retirement in England. The final papers explore citizen perceptions of the police and organizational relations. This range of topics and settings is consistent with the editorial purpose of the journal to present an international view of police strategies and management.
In addition to these papers, the issue also contains our regular features. J.W. Carter again reviews web-based sources in policing. We have another installment of “Perspectives in Policing” contributed by Colin Bolger, and this issue contains a book review prepared under the editorial supervision of Prof. Stanley Shernock, our book review Editor.
The web-based submission and manuscript review process is now fairly well established. While a few “bugs” remain in the system it has proven to be more efficient and easier for authors, reviewers, and editorial staff. We are quickly closing-out the former paper copy process. I would like to remind submitting authors that we have expanded the structured abstract to include discussion of the social and research implications of the papers contained in the issue. We continue working to insure that contributing authors are aware of and sensitive to any copyright concerns with reprinted materials contained in their articles.
This is the first issue of the journal completed and submitted by the new Assistant Editor, Mr Carlos Rojas. Carlos is an advanced student in the Doctor of Philosophy program in the School of Criminal Justice, here at the University of Cincinnati. The former Assistant Editor, Colin Bolger, has moved on to new responsibilities in the on-line distance education Master of Science in Criminal Justice program here. As noted above, he continues to contribute to the journal, in this issue by submitting the “Perspectives on Policing” feature.
We continue to be excited about the future prospects for the journal. We are quite proud of the esteem in which the journal is held, by policing scholars and practitioners. We encourage you to share any comments or suggestions with us, and to participate in the journal as a contributing author and peer reviewer.
Lawrence F. Travis