EJPS makes a new start! As before, EJPS wants to publish high-quality papers that provide insights into contemporary policing discussions in or related to (continental) Europe. It focuses on issues that are of interest to the police and other actors in policing, and that may shape (the future of) policing. EJPS aims to offer authors ample room to present their (empirical) research results. Furthermore, EJPS also aims to publish special issues, focusing on specific topics or themes that are relevant for both the policy and practice of (public and private) policing.
In this farewell speech on the occasion of his retirement as Professor of Comparative Constitutional Law at Maastricht University, given in March 2022, Aalt Willem Heringa discusses the too often ignored role of courts as interpreters of statutes. The courts, by checking the (constitutional) quality of statutes, contribute to the rule of law and parliamentary democracy.