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The SIPR Summer School: Impressions from a researcher at the margins of policing

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Scotland’s first “International Graduate Summer School for Policing Scholarship” was recently hosted by SIPR and the Center for Evidence Based Crime Policy at George Mason University, Washington, at the University of St Andrews. This training school, which ran over four … Continue reading

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On bridging a (misconceived) gap between research and practice

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  Written by: Ioan Fazey, Professor in Social Dimensions of Environmental Change. Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience, University of Dundee   The April 2015 blog by Professor Betsy Stanko on the need for good implementation in addition to good … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing…the importance of good quality data

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Written by Dr Kath Murray, University of Edinburgh: In a recent plea to academics and journalists, Scottish Police Federation Representative David Hamilton asked that we ‘use our data responsibly’. He observes that the data used to inform primary academic research may be … Continue reading

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What’s the evidence?

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Written by Professor Gloria Laycock, UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science.   There is, in case anyone missed it, a current vogue for evidence based everything – medicine, teaching, early interventions, dealing with the elderly – and of course crime … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing…use our data responsibly!

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By David Hamilton, Scottish Police Federation   In recent years, the contribution to policing practice and policy by academia in Scotland has become better recognised and actively encouraged. Now terms such as ‘evidence based policing’ are common place, understood and being … Continue reading

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How do You Get Procedural Justice? Train the Police!

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By: Professor Wesley G. Skogan, The Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University, USA (skogan@northwestern.edu) A very large body of research has demonstrated the importance of procedural justice in shaping the legitimacy of police in the eyes of the public. We … Continue reading

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Good practice based in good evidence needs good implementation

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Written by Professor Betsy Stanko*, Head, Evidence and Insight, Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, London Successful implementation of new ideas and of using evidence-based findings often confront ‘traditional’ approaches to the ‘way we do things around here’.  We don’t … Continue reading

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