International Journal of Police Science (IJPS)

The International Journal of Police Science (IJPS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access, scholarly journal that publishes research for an international community of law enforcement and security researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. The journal publishes research addressing all aspects of police science and security studies while promoting a culture of excellence, innovation, creativity, quality of police practices, community relationships, and policing research and development.

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Dr. Laura Lesue, Journal Managing Editor

Dr. Laura Iesue is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Miami, specializing in criminology and race, ethnicity, and immigration studies. Dr. Iesue conducts comparative research on violence among individuals, assesses how violence impacts individual and community behavior, and considers how criminal justice and developmental programs to curb violence may or may not work in the long term. She has researched violence and migration, gender-based violence, terrorism, and other forms of crime. She has analyzed the effectiveness of various community-based crime prevention and model police precinct programs (community policing), predominantly in Latin American locales. She is also the co-founder of Stop Global Violence, a research group that explores the consequences of wars, violent conflicts, and traumatic international events.