Call for papers

Police innovation requires a common ground of trust and a fair field of experimentation and exchange of ideas, both within and outside the police structure, and, perhaps most importantly, a recognition of the common stake of the entire community in better police services.
Community Policing research is an interdisciplinary field of research that focuses on the development, use, and evaluation of policing best practices combined with Societal, Ethical, Legal & Data Privacy, Criminology and Technological Applications related to the Geographic Information Systems, Smart Apps and integrated Networks.
During NGCP conference several stimulating forums will gather people from the international Stakeholders’ community as well as well distinguished members of the academia, EU Member-States and National government, and the industry. We hereby invite academic researchers from above-mentioned disciplines, as well as other related areas in order to scientifically contribute to the NGCP conference which will take place in October 25th-27th, 2017 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Research should be relevant to Community Policing and advancing policing through innovation and science, including applications focusing on Crime Prevention, Increased Response Time, and Perceptions of Safety.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Policing
    • Policing, Public Safety and The Role of Civil Society
    • Increasing safety feelings among the citizens
    • Using the citizens assessments as performance indicators for the Police
    • Drawing a thin Line between Community Policing and Traditional Policing
    • Police Special Units and Technology

  2. Society
    • Building trust between Citizens and Law Enforcement
    • Effective Police – Community Interactions
    • Integration of Minority Communities in Crime Prevention
    • Assessing Public Attitudes towards the Police
    • The Role of Volunteers in Effective Policing

  3. Ethical, Legal & Data Privacy
    • Legal Framework in Crime Reporting
    • Ethical aspects of Community Policing
    • Data privacy in using smartapps for Crime Reporting
    • Technology and the Law
    • Ethical Issues in Integrity Management through Use of Technology

  4. Criminology - Theory into Practice
    • Criminal Justice - Police Operations
    • Developments and the Role of Criminal Justice Agencies in Ensuring Justice
    • Restorative Justice and Perceptions of Fairness
    • Intersection of Theory and Technology
    • Cost of Fighting Crime

  5. Technological
    • Use of technology in Community Policing
    • Innovative tools in Urban Environment Crime Prevention
    • Use of IoTs to fight Terrorism and Organized Crime
    • Smart Apps in Community Policing
    • Future of Technological Applications – Drawing the Lines

Selected papers will be published in an Open Access Book special edition from Springer Publication.

Submission guidelines:

All manuscripts/papers will undergo blind peer review. The Advisory Panel, comprised of renowned academics and practitioners, will review all submissions for their suitability for conference presentations and subsequent publication.
The abstract submission should be not more than 3600 characters and 55 lines, authors’ details and headers included. This also includes non-visible characters such as spaces as well as punctuation.
The full papers should not exceed 12 pages with one inch margins, including tables, figures, and references (or 5,000 words total). The page limit is a strict guideline in order to allow for a number of high quality manuscripts to be included in the academic publication (Open Access).
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