CSU launches law enforcement and security journal

13 JUNE 2013

Public safety, security, law enforcement, and disaster preparedness will be in the spotlight with the launch of a new journal published by the CSU Faculty of Arts.

Public safety, security, law enforcement, and disaster preparedness will be in the spotlight with the launch of a new journal published by the Charles Sturt University (CSU) Faculty of Arts.
 
Salus Journal is an open access academic e-journal for law enforcement and security agencies as well as emergency services, and is seeking submissions from qualified contributors.
 
Founded by CSU’s Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS) and named for the Roman goddess of safety and welfare, the journal shares CSU’s motto of ‘for the public good’.
 
Editor-in-Chief and AGSPS Associate Professor of Intelligence Analysis, Dr Hank Prunckun, said national security and policing issues were in the public spotlight now more than ever.
 
“Particularly since the September 11 attacks in America, there has been a much greater awareness of national security issues and how they might impact on people’s lives,” he said.
 
“And since then we have had regular reminders in the form of events like the Boston Bombings.”
 
Dr Prunckun is joined by a team of national and international experts who will serve as the journal’s associate editors, including Assistant Professor Dr Jeremy Carter from Indiana University-Purdue University, Associate Professor Michael Eburn from the Australian National University, and Dr Victoria Herrington from the Australian Institute of Police Management.
 
Other AGSPS staff who will act as associate editors are emergency management lecturer Dr Valerie Ingham, professional practice expert Dr Stephen Loftus, doctoral candidate Mr Jason-Leigh Striegher, senior lecturer in intelligence and security studies Dr Patrick Walsh, and doctoral supervisor Dr Troy Whitford.
 
Dr Prunckun said Salus Journal would not only provide an excellent forum for AGSPS students to publish their research, but also serve as a way for experts and researchers from a range of disciplines to share ideas.
 
“The Journal will cover the broad sphere of public safety, including emergency management, law enforcement, security, disaster preparedness and response, police and fire services, volunteer emergency service organisations, national security, intelligence, counterterrorism and public safety,” he said.
 
“We felt there was a role for a journal that was broad enough to cover public safety broadly, and since Charles Sturt University and the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security teach in all of these areas, it was a natural decision for the University to launch it.”
 
Submissions for the inaugural issue of Salus Journal are now being sought. Find more details here.
 
CSU will host the Policing and Security in Practice: Then, Now and Into the Future conference at Australian Technology Park in Sydney on 14 and 15 November. Read more here.

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