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Exploring evidence-based policing
Exploring evidence-based policing

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This free course was written by Laurie Knell. It was first published in March 2021.

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Course Image: courtesy Police Service of Northern Ireland

Figure 1: adapted: Barends, E., Rousseau, D. and Briner, R. (2018) ‘Evidence-based management: the basic principles’, Fig 1.1, p. 5 in Barends, E. and Rousseau, D. (eds.) Evidence-based management: how to use evidence to make better organizational decisions. London

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Figure 3: JOHN GOMEZ/Getty Images


Video 1: Nicky Miller © The Open University

Video 2: Superintendent Gordon McCalmont © The Open University

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