Policing: An International Journal Special Issue
Special Issue: Intelligence-Led Policing
Policing: An International Journal (formally Policing: An International Journal of Policing
Strategies and Management) invites submissions for the special issue “Intelligence-Led
Policing,” edited by Drs. Bryanna Fox and Jeremy Carter.
Many police departments across the United States and abroad report being engaged in
intelligence-led policing. Despite the emergence of ILP as a promising policing
philosophy, the academic literature has remained rather silent on this policing approach
relative to community-, problem-oriented-, and hotspots policing, among others. Little is
known regarding the extent of ILP adoption across police departments and the
corresponding practices, activities, and expected outcomes related to ILP.
Conceptually, there is debate surrounding the definition and operational tenants of ILP.
Indeed, common components of ILP include crime analysis, intelligence analysis,
community policing, problem solving, and a wide-variety of external partnerships;
however there lacks consensus as to how these components are related within an ILP
framework. Moreover, ILP is couched within a broader law enforcement intelligence
infrastructure – such as fusion centers in the United States and the National Intelligence
Model in the United Kingdom.
This special issue aims to provide a forum where these adoption, implementation, and
conceptual issues are presented and discussed. Manuscripts should seek to progress
the intellectual knowledgebase of ILP, while also demonstrating relevance for applied
practice and policy. We encourage the submission of manuscripts relating to the test or
application of the key tenets of ILP (i.e., inter-agency collaborations, information
sharing, targeting prolific and serious offenders, increasing strategic use of analytic
products, emphasizing intelligence as central to agency decision-making, etc.), and the
adoption, evaluation, or discussion of an applied element in the conceptual framework
of ILP (e.g., evaluating the impact of intelligence analysis of prolific offenders within
hotspots to influence crime). Other related research, relating to the core philosophy of
ILP, is also highly encouraged to be submitted (i.e., fusion centers, local counterterrorism/
extremism). It is expected that manuscripts will place a strong emphasis on
the intelligence-led policing aspect of the research. Manuscripts are expected to
leverage empirical data to test or illustrate ILP and related issues.
All manuscripts will undergo blind peer review. Manuscripts should be 5,000-7,500
words, including tables, figures, and references. This word limit is a strict guideline in
order to allow for a number of high quality manuscripts to be included in the special
We encourage prospective authors to submit an abstract for review to garner editorial
feedback regarding the appropriateness of a manuscript for submission and
consideration. Abstracts may be submitted at any time to the guest editors at the email
addresses listed above; however please keep in mind the final submission dates for
manuscripts to be considered for this special issue.
The final submission deadline is July 7, 2018, but please feel free to submit sooner
for a quicker review and decision. Final publication decisions are expected to be made
by October 30, 2018.
This special issue is scheduled for a February 2019 print/publication date.
Manuscripts must be submitted through the ScholarOne submission system (please
indicate in the system that your manuscript is intended for the ILP special issue):
http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/pijpsm. A link to the author style guidelines is available