The Rise of Evidence-Based Policing: Targeting, Testing, and Tracking

@article{Sherman2013TheRO,
  title={The Rise of Evidence-Based Policing: Targeting, Testing, and Tracking},
  author={Lawrence W. Sherman},
  journal={Crime and Justice},
  year={2013},
  volume={42},
  pages={377 - 451}
}
  • L. Sherman
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • Law
  • Crime and Justice
Evidence-based policing is a method of making decisions about “what works” in policing: which practices and strategies accomplish police missions most cost-effectively. In contrast to basing decisions on theory, assumptions, tradition, or convention, an evidence-based approach continuously tests hypotheses with empirical research findings. While research on all aspects of policing grew substantially in the late twentieth century, the application of research to police practice intensified in the… 
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