Evidence-based policing: using evidence and research to improve policing practice

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Honess, R. 2018. Evidence-based policing: using evidence and research to improve policing practice. Ethical Record. 123 (2), pp. 20-22.
AuthorsHoness, R.
Abstract

This article appeared in the "Ethical Record" the journal of the Conway Hall Ethical Society following a talk on the subject which took place at their Thinking On Sunday series of Events on 14th January 2016.
It outlines the concept of Evidence-Based Policing to a non-specialist audience. It defines the concpet and outlines why it is required within contemporary policing as a facet of police professionalism.

KeywordsEvidence-Based Polcing, What Works, Police Professionalism
Year2018
JournalEthical Record
Journal citation123 (2), pp. 20-22
PublisherConway Hall Ethical Society
ISSN0014–1690
Official URLhttps://conwayhall.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Ethical-Record-Apr-May-Jun-2018.pdf
Publication dates
Online04 Apr 2018
Publication process dates
Deposited11 May 2018
Accepted20 Mar 2018
Accepted author manuscript
Output statusPublished
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