Date of Award


Degree Name

Educational Leadership


College of Education

Type of Degree


Document Type


First Advisor

Dr. Charles Bethel, Ed.D., Committee Chairperson

Second Advisor

Dr. Sherry Early, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Dr. Robert L. Rubenstein, Ed.D.


This study provided a descriptive analysis of five peer-reviewed journals related to various law enforcement topics within a five-year period, 2010- 2014. It determined the type of research methodology that was applied and specified the authors’ characteristics of sex and role/function for all research related articles selected from the five peer-reviewed journals published during this time period. The five journals used in this study were International Journal of Police Science and Management, The Official Journal of the Society for Police Criminal Psychology, Police Practice and Research, Policing and Society, and Police Quarterly. This descriptive study provides practitioners, academicians, and other invested entities with data in formulating decisions related to future research needs in the field of law enforcement.


Peer review -- Periodicals.

Research -- Methodology.

Law -- Methodology.