Ajakiri Geography Compass katab järgmised uurimisvaldkonnad:

Fields covered by Geography Compass include: Cultural, Development, Economic, Environment and Society, GIS and Quantitative, Historical, Political, Social, and Urban Geography.

Niisiis saabki märkida, et äsja ilmus geograafia-valdkonna ajakirjas artikkel pealkirjaga: “Police and policing in geography: From methods, to theory, to praxis”.
Artikkel ise on mõnusalt lühike (tekstiosa veidi rohkem kui seitse A4).

Politseiküsimuste kajastamise kohta geograafia valdkonnas märgib autor:

It has only been over the past 3 decades that geographers have paid specific attention to policing as it is performed by a formalized state entity and sanctioned enforcer of laws across space.

Artikli eesmärgi või rajana võib sissejuhatusest lugeda:

Picking up here, temporally and conceptually, what follows is a review rendered in broad brush strokes and a few fine lines of how geographers have approached the study of police and policing since Smith and Fyfe’s acknowledgment of a disciplinary deficit in research. I reveal an increasingly critical and nuanced engagement with policing as a manifestation of “state power in blue,” to use Coleman’s (2016) cogent phrase.

Ja siis üks huvitav ja väljakutsuv üleskutse, mida tasuks tõsiselt kaaluda ka politseinikel ja politseiuurijatel üldisemalt (suundumusi kriitilise teooria perspektiivi suunas on ka märgata, kuigi veel üksikute tekstidena, mitte läbiva käsitlusena):

[…] geographers might stand to become even more adept at putting lived experience into conversation with critical and radical theory, thereby enabling would‐be scholars’ ability to inform the work on police and prison abolition through praxis.

Autor esitab enda uurimisperspektiivi:

I distinguish between the concept of crime and the city from crime in and the city, pointing out how the former highlights the mutually dependent relationship between “law breakers” and “law enforcers” whose identities and activities are productive contributors to place‐making and dependent on the logics of urban form and function. The latter, however, erroneously presents the city as an always‐existing vessel into which crime is perennially expressed and therefore necessarily policed.

Bloch, S. Police and policing in geography: From methods, to theory, to praxis. Geography Compass, e12555.