Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice by Cynthia LumEvidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice by Cynthia Lum

Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice

byCynthia Lum, Christopher S. Koper

Paperback | April 18, 2017

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Today's police agencies are in a period of both crisis and reform as they try to improve their ability to deliver public safety to citizens in ways that are effective, legitimate, and sustainable. Evidence-based policing offers one such solution - an approach which emphasises the value thatresearch can bring to police officers and, by extension, the public they serve.However, evidence-based policing is not just about the process of understanding and evaluating police practices. It is also about translating and using that knowledge in daily police activities. This unique book examines the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of various police practices andprovides tools to help turn research into practice. Part I gives a practitioner's definition of evidence-based policing, a primer on how to judge and interpret research findings, and a review of the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix, a tool for translating research on police crime controlinterventions. In Part II the authors review the breadth of knowledge about policing interventions for people, places, communities, and technology, focusing on how to optimize operations based on this information. Tools and ideas that can assist in implementing evidence-based practices into patrol,investigations, supervision, management, crime analysis, and leadership are provided in Part III. Finally, in Part IV the authors speak to researchers about how they might continue to work with police agencies to advance evidence-based policing.
Cynthia Lum is a Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She is also the Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy, one of the founding members of the Division of Policing in the American Society of Criminology, and the North American Editor of Policing: A Journal of Polic...
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Title:Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198719949

ISBN - 13:9780198719946

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PART I. THE BASICS OF EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING1. What is Evidence-Based Policing?2. Which Evidence Forms the Base For Evidence-Based Policing?3. Translating Research: The Evidence Based Policing MatrixPART II. EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACHES TO POLICING4. Place-Based Approaches and Hot Spots Policing5. Individual-Focused Strategies6. Neighborhood and Jurisdiction Interventions7. Technology: Evidence-Based Policing Playing Catch-upPART III. IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING8. Receptivity and the Demand for Evidence-Based Policing9. Institutionalizing Research into Practice - An Introduction10. Incorporating Evidence-Based Policing through Professional Development11. The Playbook: Evidence for Everyday Patrol12. The Case of Place Strategy: Changing the Unit of Investigations13. The Role of Crime Analysis in Evidence-Based Policing14. Supervision, Management, Strategic Planning, and Leadership for Evidence- Based PolicingPART IV. RESEARCHERS AND THE ADVANCEMENT OF EVIDENCE-BASED POLICING15. Translational Criminology - Ideas for Researchers