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The Haryana Police Journal is a leading police policy and practice document which aims to connect police leaders, researchers, analysts, and planners. It is a peer-reviewed journal having critical analysis and commentary on topics ranging from current law enforcement policies, police issues, police investigations, accountability, human rights, and related criminal justice issues. It draws on examples of good practice from Haryana and all of India, and examines current academic research, and its application to the improvement of policing in India.

We encourage policing practitioners, academic researchers, judicial officers, lawyers, students and citizens to submit articles for publication that focus on real policing issues such as cyber-crimes, investigation, police organizational management, crime prevention, crimes against women, and other police related issues. The Haryana police has faced the Covid-19 pandemic this year and won the hearts of the citizens with its innovative approaches and the care and love shown towards those who needed it the most. An article by one of the officers on ground reveals all about this unprecedented work of Haryana Police in this issue.

The Haryana Police launched the third edition of the Haryana Police Journal in December 2020. An important feature of this edition is the amazing variety of lenses through which these issues are examined. A student examines the unclear laws on obscenity and absurdity in India, while a professor of organizational behaviour examines juvenile delinquency. A political scientist examines the challenges and human face of the police amidst the Covid-19 pandemic and a global ambassador to UN sustainable development goals examines the role of the agencies involved in investigating corruption.

Sleep, or the lack of it among police personnel are examined by a medical doctor from AIIMS, New Delhi, while the impact of counseling on stress and psychological well-being among women police personnel is inspected by the head psychologist of the Centre for Mental Health, New Delhi. Other relevant topics are explored by students, academicians, and judicial officers. The criminal justice system is an integrated whole and a complete picture is obtained when all types of actors within the system and outside it expresses their views on it. This is the integrated vision with which the Haryana Police Journal continues its academic journey.

We continue to explore the criminal justice system through the writings of the best minds with a view to fix the justice system which many believe to be falling short of the expectations of most of us. Critical analysis such as through this academic venture may be the way to see the sunshine making its way through the dark clouds.

"Dr. Hanif Qureshi, IPS"