Key Themes in Policing Series

SERIES EDITORS: Dr Megan O’Neill, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography and Chair of the British Society of Criminology Policing Network, University of Dundee, UK, Dr Marisa Silvestri, Associate Professor at Kingston University, UK and Dr Stephen Tong, Director of the Canterbury Centre for Policing Research (CCPR), School of Law, Criminal Justice & Computing, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent, UK.

Editorial advisory board:
• Paul Quinton (College of Policing)
• Professor Nick Fyfe (University of Dundee)
• Professor Jennifer Brown (LSE)
• Charlotte E. Gill (George Mason University)

Key themes in policing is a new textbook series that is designed to fill a growing need for titles which reflect the importance of incorporating ‘research informed-policing’ and engaging with evidence-based policing within Higher Education curriculums. It will reflect upon the changing landscape of contemporary policing as it becomes more politicized, professionalized and scrutinized, and draw out both change and continuities in its themes.

For students of policing and criminal justice it is important to understand how reoccurring issues are impacting on the police and policing bodies, the criminal justice system and society more widely. Books in this series will support policing and criminal justice programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level by providing a comprehensive analysis of the research-based evidence available and reflect contemporary challenges in policing and related criminal justice in light of such issues as police reform and conditions of austerity.

Each title in the series will include further reading sections and review questions to aid students’ understanding of the subject.

Call for proposals

Proposals are invited for texts that include one or a range of the following: Ethics in Policing; Police Leadership; Evidence based Policing; Cyber Crime and Policing; International Policing; Policing Terrorism; Police Governance & Accountability; Police legitimacy; Community Policing; Police Culture; Critical Incident Management in Policing; Private policing; Police Reform; Police History; Covert Policing; Policing Sexual Crimes & Domestic Violence; Policing Public Order; Policing and the Media.

Please click for the proposal guidelines here and the series rationale here.

Contact regarding proposals

If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact Megan O’Neill:, Tel: +44 (0)1382 381238 or Marisa Silvestri:, Tel +44 (0)20 7815 5745 or Stephen Tong: