Contemporary Policing Management Studies:

Domain, Theme and Relationships


Yuan-Duen Lee

Faculty of Management, Change Jung Christian University


Yender McLee

Faculty of Management, Change Jung Christian University


Chien-Fu Patrick Chen

Graduate School of Business and Operations Management, Change Jung Christian University



To map the intellectual structure of policing management studies in this century, this study identified the most important publications and the most influential scholars as well as the correlations among these scholar's publications. In this study, bibliometric and social network analysis techniques are used to investigate the intellectual pillars of the policing management literatures. By analyzing 11,166 citations of 329 articles published in the Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management from 2000 to 2006, this study maps a knowledge network of policing management studies. A factor analysis of the article co-citations suggested that the field is organized five different concentrations of interest: (A) Public Perception of Police, (B) Community Policing, (C) Police Behavior, (D) The Changes of Police Style, and (E) Police Development. The results of the mapping can help identify the research direction of policing management studies and provide a valuable tool for researchers to access the literatures in this area.


Keywords: Police, Policing Management, Bibliometric, Social Network Analysis