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Police research and evidence-based policing

Spooner, Emma, Hughes, Craig and Jones, Phil Mike (2022) Police research and evidence-based policing. The Professional Policing Curriculum in Practice . Critical Publishing, St Albans, UK. ISBN 978 1 914171 86 4

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Evidence-based policing is a core part of the National Policing Curriculum, but policing students and new officers often feel daunted by the prospect of understanding research and how to use it to inform decision making in practice. This text helps readers develop a sound understanding of evidence-based practice in policing and contextualises the research process by explaining how it supports practice within the workplace. It clearly relates research to the investigative process, combining academic theory and operational understanding using relevant case studies and scenarios, and identifies the main approaches employed. It explores how evidence from research can be used to inform and develop critical arguments central to policing practice and signposts students to key sources of information.

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Depositing User: Emma Spooner


Item ID: 16945
ISBN: 978 1 914171 86 4
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Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2023 09:25
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2023 09:26


Author: Emma Spooner
Author: Craig Hughes
Author: Phil Mike Jones

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Faculty of Education and Society


Social Sciences > Criminology

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