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NCJ Number: 250966 Find in a Library
Title: Video: NIJ's Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) Program - Ongoing Class
Author(s): Josh Young; Obed Magny; Nicole Powell; Tarrick McGuire
Corporate Author: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: June 2017
Page Count: 2
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
810 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC 20531
United States of America
Document: HTML|Video
Type: Program/Project Description; Technical Assistance
Format: Video (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this video and accompanying transcript, law enforcement officers discuss how the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) scholar program benefits professional development and fosters research collaboration between law enforcement and researchers.
Abstract: One officer notes that a benefit of the LEADS Scholar Program is networking with other officers who have integrated science into their police departments. Two of the officer scholars on the panel co-founded the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, which emphasizes bridging the gap between academics, researchers, community members, and everyone who has a vested interest in policing. The intent is to improve communication between researchers who have studied policing issues and the frontline officer, so that the methods and findings of researchers are integrated into policing policies, attitudes, and behaviors. Another officer indicates the LEADS Scholars Program has helped him to understand the importance of evidence-based research and the partnership between a local police department and a university. She mentions a collaboration between the New Orleans Police Department and Loyola University in studying homicide clearance rates in New Orleans, so as to develop new measures and new strategies to increase homicide clearance rates. A fourth LEADS scholar discusses work with a mentoring program for minority youth and how the lessons learned from one local program can be shared with law enforcement officers nationally.
Main Term(s): Police research
Index Term(s): Evidence-Based Practices; Evidence-Based Research; NIJ Resources; University/Criminal Justice Agency Collaboration
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