This online issue - which continues the journal's mission of "promoting knowledge exchange to shape criminal justice research, practice, and policy" - features articles on the promotion of impact evaluations on citizen security in Latin America and the Caribbean; the future of predictive policing; crime-policy learning; translating research into practice; evidence-based policing in smaller jurisdictions; transforming the police through science; and improving police training and response to missing persons.
"What Is the Future...of Predictive Policing?" presents a brief discussion of the term, a synopsis of the necessary conditions for predictive policing, and a cautionary warning. "Promoting Rigorous Impact Evaluations on Citizen Security in Latin America and the Caribbean" discusses this region's recent development of more rigorous evaluations of citizen security programs. "Translating Research to Practice and Building Capacity to Use Data, Research, Planning, and Problem-Solving" describes the work of the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) in these areas, with a focus on BJA's 2013 strategic plan. "Evidence-Based Policing at Work in Smaller Jurisdictions" describes recent developments in the Riley County Police Department (RCPD) in Manhattan, KS, which show how evidence-based policing is being implemented in a smaller jurisdiction. "Transforming the Police through Science" argues that the advancement of science in policing is essential if police are to retain public support and legitimacy, become more effective, and cope with budget reductions. "Arrests for Misdemeanor Domestic Abuse: A Crucible of Evidence-Based Policing" discusses the Milwaukee experiment in mandating arrest for misdemeanor domestic assault. It not only increased recidivism for unemployed suspects, but also doubled the death rates for Black victims. "Geographies of Missing People" discusses the development of the first normative spatial profiles to aid police in missing person investigations.