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Exploring evidence-based policing

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Exploring evidence-based policing

This course, Exploring evidence-based policing, examines the basic elements of evidence-based policing and gives insight into how more evidence-based approaches can inform better policing practice.

This course was produced by The Open University in association with the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand more effective evidence-based approaches to decision making
  • consider ways in which evidence-based policing can enhance policing practice
  • understand ways that you can make more informed evaluations on the effectiveness of approaches to policing
  • reflect on ways in which evidence-based practice in policing can affect communities both positively and negatively.

First Published: 23/03/2021

Updated: 23/03/2021