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
"A well written book which will be of great use to students who wish to deepen their understanding of how evidence based research can be applied within police organisations." Jeremy Pearson, University of Sunderland
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.
Implementing Evidence-Based Policing
Situating Evidence-Based Policing
Understanding the Methodology
The Individual Approach
The Smaller Agency
The Mid-Sized Agency
The Larger Agency