Rural Policing in Contemporary Society



Rural policing has been equally important as urban policing but neglected in criminal justice research. With the development of rural criminology and studies of rural policing, the extant research on rural policing started to blossom. Articles on rural policing included in the special issue need to be based on the original empirical qualitative, quantitative, or mixed research, conducted in the past ten years from different regions of the world. The articles should highlight the most recent issues in rural policing globally and contribute to the development of research in this field of criminal justice studies. Authors from all continents are welcome to contribute articles on contemporary policing in rural settings as well as comparative articles on rural vs urban policing to ascertain the main characteristics and challenges of rural policing.

List of topic areas

Potential topics could include but are not limited to:

  • policing specific rural communities;
  • policing domestic violence;
  • policing environmental crimes;
  • organizational perspectives of rural policing;
  • policing rural communities during covid-19 pandemic;
  • use of modern technology in rural policing;
  • rural policing and crime prevention;
  • community policing in rural settings;
  • case studies of rural policing;
  • rural victims and police legitimacy;
  • rural policing.

Submissions information

Submissions are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts. Author guidelines must be strictly followed.

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to “Please select the issue you are submitting to”. Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

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Author Guidelines

Key deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 01/08/2023

Closing date for manuscripts submission: 01/12/2023

Closing date for abstract submission: 15/09/2023

Email for submissions: [email protected]