Special Issue Call for Papers - Policing in a Pandemic

Call for papers for: Policing

Special Issue Call for Papers: Policing in a Pandemic

Policing: An International Journal invites submissions for a special issue, 'Policing in a Pandemic', edited by Janne E. Gaub.

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event in our lifetime. Though it is considered by some to be a "once-a-century" event, its impacts could provide useful information for police departments and policymakers in the face of other public health and economic crises. As first responders, law enforcement agencies have had to manage operations in unique circumstances.

This special issue of Policing: An International Journal invites manuscripts that report on empirical assessments of the effects of COVID-19 on a wide range of issues facing law enforcement. Manuscripts will cover themes such as (list not exhaustive): changes in recruitment and training efforts; adjustments to the provision of public services, including what services are offered and how they are provided; law enforcement readiness for public health crises; short- and long-term effects on health and wellness of sworn and civilian personnel; police problem-solving during a public health crisis; and how the situation is perceived by personnel at all levels.

Authors interested in submitting a manuscript should submit an abstract to the guest editor by November 1, 2020. Manuscripts should be received no later than June 6, 2021, but please feel free to submit sooner for a quicker review and decision. The special issue is scheduled for a February 2022 print/publication date. Articles will be available online no later than January 2022.

This issue will include 10-14 articles. All manuscripts will undergo blind peer review. Manuscripts must not exceed 7,500 words, including tables, figures, and references; this is a strict guideline to allow a number of high-quality manuscripts to be included in the special issue. Manuscripts should be previously unpublished and not simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Style and formatting guidelines for authors and additional information are available at:

Please send all inquiries to the Guest Editor:
Janne E. Gaub, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223
[email protected]