Taylor & Francis

Policing & Society

(ISSN 1477-2728)

Aims and scope

Policing & Society is widely acknowledged as the leading international academic journal specialising in the study of policing institutions and their practices. It is concerned with all aspects of how policing articulates and animates the social contexts in which it is located. This includes:

• Social scientific investigations of police policy and activity

• Legal and political analyses of police powers and governance

• Management oriented research on aspects of police organisation

Space is also devoted to the relationship between what the police do and the policing decisions and functions of communities, private sector organisations and other state agencies.

As such, the journal is of vital interest to academics involved in the scholarly study of all of the varied facets of contemporary policing, as well as police and other practitioners involved in social regulation and control.

Policing & Society is renowned for its genuinely international scope and has correspondents in most countries where there is a tradition of academic inquiry into all aspects of policing. The journal is committed to rigorous policy debate and the very highest standards of scholarship.

Peer Review Policy:

All articles published in Policing & Society are subject to editorial screening and anonymous peer review processes.

’Good policy and good practice requires good empirically grounded theory. Policing and Society recognizes this and has done much to facilitate the establishment a scholarly literature dedicated to promoting a nexus of theory, policy and practice on security governance. Its editors and reviewers have consistently ensured that its papers are of the highest quality. Policing and Society has established itself as the place to turn for theoretically focused commentary on the governance of security that is innovative and sound.’

- Clifford Shearing, Australian National University, Australia

’Policing and Society has become the premier scholarly journal on the police in the English-speaking world. It is unique in being comparative, meaning that it has sought to attract articles that deal with police matters from around the world. The best people in the large field of policing think of publishing in Policing and Society as their first option as opposed to generalist criminal justice journals.’

- David H. Bayley, School of Criminal Justice, State University of New York at Albany, USA

Authors can choose to publish gold open access in this journal.

Read the Instructions for Authors for information on how to submit your article.


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Dyscypliny naukowe:

  • nauki o bezpieczeństwie
  • nauki o polityce i administracji
  • nauki prawne
  • nauki socjologiczne
  • stosunki międzynaropdowe