Rural crime is different to urban crime and, with increasing globalisation and ease of travel, is probably on the rise. Yet, its recognition as a special issue for governments to consider is slow. Articles in this issue of the journal discuss difficulties with how to define 'rural crime', training law enforcers in how to appropriately deal with 'rurality', insights from those who must implement the law, and the fraught issue of creating policies and regulations that effectively curb rural crime.

Published: 2019-08-06