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European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin
12 January 2021

The 20th regular issue of the Bulletin, a periodical which started in 2009 under its initial title European Police Science and Research Bulletin, and has now become the European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin is now fully published and available for download.

The general purpose has been still the same since: to provide an open-access forum for those who have a stake or a professional interest in reflecting upon and developing policing and law enforcement via the means and standards of scientific research and high professional standards in the particular context of Europe and the democratic values promoted by the European Union.

Around 180 genuine articles and contributions have been published in the twenty issues of the Bulletin so far (not counting Editorials or the five Special Conference Editions), authored by scholars and law enforcement practitioners from (almost) all EU Member States, Europol and Interpol, and from the United States, Canada and South Africa. The proportionate distribution of contributions across countries and EU-agencies is depicted here:

Institutional Affiliation of Bulletin's Authors Issue 1-20

Bulletin articles distribution

In this edition, CEPOL's Executive Director, Dr. h.c. Detlef Schröder expresses his gratitude to all contributors and to all those engaged in the editorial work over the last decade:

“Our Bulletin has managed to find its place within the European law enforcement communities and the academic circles. I am very grateful for the high-quality contributions submitted over all these years by our authors. I am equally grateful for all those engaged in the editorial work. They, all together, have made possible the well-earned good international reputation that this publication enjoys today.”

As could not be otherwise, the Bulletin’s latest edition is headed by an article about the pandemic -an outright topical and learned exploration by experienced criminologist Rob Mawby (UK) of the implications that COVID-19 has had so far and will have on crime patterns and policing. The article takes us in a tour-de-force through some of the available research studies on the virus’s impact on crime rates and shift in the displays of crime and what criminologists could make of it in regard to their theoretical framework. Professor Mawby elaborates how police and policing has been impacted in three distinct ways: enforcement of new legislation, use of new strategies, and deployment of unusual personnel.

This number features among other articles the European Code of Police Ethics, Tax Crime, Image Forensics, Domestic Violence and more. There is also a brand new book review section!

Issue Nr. 20 of the European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin is rich with content, which we hope will find the interest of our audience.

Download the latest issue here in PDF format, or consult all Bulletins here online. Enjoy the reading!



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