Exploring evidence-based policing
The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whateverthat it is not utterly absurd.
In recent years policing has seen a shift away from taken-for-granted ways of doing things. As part of this shift, the utilisation of a more consistent evidence base to support decisions, techniques and interventions has become more prevalent. This course examines the basic elements of evidence-based policing and gives insight into how more evidence-based approaches can inform better policing practice.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- understand more effective evidence-based approaches to decision making
- considered 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.