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Evidence-based policing: A survey of police attitudes

ISSN: 
1836-2206
Australian Institute of Criminology
Published: 
23/07/2019
Abstract: 

Evidence-based policing (EBP) advocates the use of scientific processes in police decision-making. This paper examines results from a survey of officers in the Queensland Police Service and the Western Australia Police on the uptake of and receptiveness towards EBP research. Using a combined dataset, the paper examines a variety of factors related to the perceived value and usefulness of academic and internal research, and individual and organisational barriers to the use of EBP research. It also explores whether leadership and EBP workshops influence the adoption of evidence-based practices.

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Cherney A, Antrobus E, Bennett S, Murphy B & Newman M 2019. Evidence-based policing: A survey of police attitudes. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 579. Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology. http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/tandi/tandi579