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Implementing Evidence-Based Research

A How-to Guide for Police Organizations

By Laura Huey, Renée Mitchell, Hina Kalyal and Roger Pegram

Published

Mar 31, 2021

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1447353591

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 31, 2021

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1447353607

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Mar 31, 2021

Page count

232 pages

ISBN

978-1447353607

Dimensions

216 x 138 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Implementing Evidence-Based Research

When it comes to adopting evidence-based approaches, does the size of an organization really matter?

This practical guide brings leading police and sociology experts together to demonstrate how police forces of all sizes can successfully embed evidence-based methods by using their strengths and limitations to their advantage. Drawing on experiences of policing in North America, it proposes new ways of strategizing and harnessing the talents of ‘change champions’.

Building on the authors’ widely adopted first book on evidence-based policing, this is essential reading for practitioners, aspiring leaders, students and policy-makers.

“Research is a key component of evidence-based policing – we need to know what works and what doesn't. This book puts research in practical context for agencies large and small.” Gary Cordner, Baltimore Police Department

“Drawing from Canadian and American experiences, this book provides helpful tips for police leaders who are introducing research into their agencies. The authors’ collective expertise informs police agencies large and small about evidence-based policing.” Cynthia Lum, George Mason University

Laura Huey is Professor of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario and the founder and Chair of the Advisory Council of the Canadian Society of Evidence Based Policing (Can-SEBP).

Renée J. Mitchell is Senior Police Researcher at RTI International and the co-founder of the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing.

Hina Kalyal is a policy analyst at London Police Service in Ontario.

Roger Pegram is Chief Inspector in Merseyside Police, the Vice Chair of the UK Society of Evidence Based Policing and a visiting scholar at the University of Cambridge Institute of Criminology.

Introduction

Implementing Evidence-Based Policing

Situating Evidence-Based Policing

Understanding the Methodology

The Individual Approach

The Smaller Agency

The Mid-Sized Agency

The Larger Agency

Generating Sustainability

Resources