Welcome to the website for the Society of Evidence Based Policing. The Society is run by Evidence Based Policing enthusiasts alongside their roles as practitioners and academics.

The Fourth Annual Society of Evidence Based Policing Conference was held on 5th March 2014. The presentations and videos from the conference are available to members in our Resources section.

The agenda for the conference included a 23 year follow up of random assignment of arrest for misdemeanour domestic assault and a randomised controlled trial involving schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act.

See our Conferences page for presentations and videos from the conference.

7th International Evidence Based Policing Conference – ‘Police-led Experiments’, University of Cambridge, 7-9 July 2014

At last week’s conference, we indicated that delegates would be able to attend the Cambridge conference for free. Regrettably, this will no longer be possible. However, all Society members can still attend the conference at a  massively discounted rate of just £10 per day (8th and 9th July) if booked by 24th June, after which delegates will be charged £300 per day. Registrations will not be accepted after 30th June 2014.

See the Events page for more information and for booking method.

The society is made up of police officers, police staff, and research professionals who aim to make evidence based methodology part of every day policing in the UK. The goals of the society are as follows:

Aim One: Increased use of best available research evidence to solve policing problems

We will:

  • Raise awareness of the value of evidence-based practice.
  • Provide access to research tools and guidance.
  • Advocate evidence-based practice across all policing bodies.
  • Provide a forum for police professional researchers.

Aim Two: The production of new research evidence by police practitioners and researchers

We will:

  • Support police practitioners to undertake research projects.
  • Support police practitioners to access research expertise.
  • Support researchers to access police data.
  • Facilitate awareness of ongoing police research projects.

Aim Three: Communication of research evidence to police practitioners and the public

We will:

  • Disseminate police-based research to different audiences.
  • Present the implication of research findings for policing practice.

Membership of the society is open to any member of police staff or researcher who is committed to making a positive impact in the community through using the best available research evidence. Applications for membership are available. Membership is free  and gives access to: reduced price conferences, reduced subscription to the journal of experimental criminology, and the ability to network & learn from other practitioners.

 Alex Murray, Chair

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