Over the past ten years, the field of evidence-based policing (EBP) has grown substantially, evolving from a novel idea at the fringes of policing to an increasingly core component of contemporary policing research and practice.
Examining what makes something evidence-based and not merely evidence-informed, this book unifies the voices of police practitioners, academics, and pracademics. It provides real world examples of evidence-based police practices and how police research can be created and applied in the field.
Includes contributions from leading international EBP researchers and practitioners such as Larry Sherman, University of Cambridge, Lorraine Mazerrolle, University of Queensland, Anthony Braga, Northeastern and Craig Bennell, Carelton University.
Dr. Renee J. Mitchell is a Police Sergeant at the Sacramento Police Department. She is a Police Foundation Fellow and is a Jerry Lee Scholar in the Institute of Criminology, at the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Laura Huey is the Director of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing and (Full) Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario.
Section 1: Key Ideas;
A Light Introduction to Evidence Based Policing~Renee J. Mitchell;
Targeting, Testing and Tracking: The CAM System of Evidence Based Police Assignment~Lawrence W. Sherman;
Problem Analysis to Support Decision Making in Evidence Based Policing~Anthony A. Braga and Riley Tucker;
The Legal Framework for Evidence based Policing in the US~Seth Stoughton;
Identifying Some Misconceptions about Evidence Based Policing: A Research Note~Laura Huey, Brittant Blaskovits, Craig Bennell, Hina Kalyal and Tom Walker;
Section 2: Methodological Discussions in Evidence Based Policing;
“Not All Evidence Is Created Equal”: On the Importance of Matching Research Questions with Research Methods in Evidence-Based Policing~Barak Ariel;
Twitter a New Tardis for Policing?~Emma Williams and Ian Hesketh;
Systematic Reviews: “Better Evidence for a Better World”~Peter Neyroud;
The Case for Open Police Research~Craig Bennell and Brittany Blaskovits;
Knowledge Wars: Professionalisation, Organisational Justice and Competing Knowledge Paradigms in British Policing~Emma Williams & Tom Cockroft;
Section 3: Current and Emerging Research Areas;
The Trials and Tribulations of Evidence based Procedural Justice~Sarah Bennett, Lorraine Mazerrolle, Emma Antrobus, Peter Martin and Lorelei Hine;
Hot Spots Made Easy~Renee J. Mitchell;
The Cost of Mental Health Related Calls on Police Service: Evidence from British Columbia~Adam Vaughan & Martin Andresen;
Using Body-Worn Cameras to Create an Evidence-Based De-Escalation Training Program~Natalie Todak;
Section 4: Experiences in EBP;
Moving to the inevitability of Evidence Based Policing~Peter Martin;
Why is evidence based policing growing and what challenges lie ahead?~ Alex Murray;
A Practical Approach to Evidence based Policing~Gary Cordner.
"As evidence-based policing becomes more prominent in law enforcement policy and practice, this edited volume provides important examples and debates to the field." Cynthia Lum, George Mason University.