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Title: Police Science: Toward a New Paradigm
Author(s): David Weisburd; Peter Neyroud
Corporate Author: Harvard University
John F Kennedy School of Government
Program in Criminal Justice Policy Management
United States
Date Published: January 2011
Page Count: 24
Sponsoring Agency: Harvard University
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Harvard University
John F Kennedy School of Government
Program in Criminal Justice Policy Management
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States of America
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This paper outlines a proposal for a new paradigm that changes the relationship between science and policing.
Abstract: This study indicates that a radical reformation of the role of science in policing will be necessary if policing is to become an arena of evidence-based policies. The advancement of science in policing is essential if police are to retain public support and legitimacy, cope with recessionary budget reductions, and if the policing industry is to alleviate the problems that have occurred before evidence-based policy. It also calls for universities to become active participants in the everyday world of police practice, and for a shift in ownership of police science from the universities to police agencies. Such ownership would facilitate the implementation of evidence-based practices and policies in policing, change the fundamental relationship between research and practice, and increase the prestige and credibility of police science in the universities. It is suggested that bringing the universities into police centers and having the police take ownership of police science will improve policing and ensure its survival in a competitive world of provision of public services. Endnotes and references
Main Term(s): Policing innovation
Index Term(s): Forensic sciences; Information collection; Information dissemination; Police reform; Reform; Science Information Exchange
Note: From New Perspectives in Policing
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