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We've collected together a selection of useful resources.  If you think something should be added, please let us know -

The London Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) have an Evidence & Insight unit that produce regular horizon scans, linked below. 

In addition, they have published a toolkit to help practitioners, available at

Evidence Based Policing Matrix

The Evidence-Based Policing Matrix is a research-to-practice translation tool that organises moderate to very rigorous evaluations of police interventions visually, allowing agencies and researchers to view the field of research in this area.

College of Policing - Crime Reduction Toolkit

The Crime Reduction Toolkit summarises the best available research evidence on what works to reduce crime. It uses the EMMIE framework to present evidence from systematic reviews of research on crime reduction interventions in a format that helps users to access and understand it quickly.

Campbell Collaborations

The Campbell Collaboration is an international research network that produces systematic reviews of the effects of social interventions in Crime & Justice, Education, International Development, and Social Welfare. 

National Police Library

National Police Library: A unique national collection that supports your CPD and evidence based policing. Join the library for instant access to a wide range of resources, print and electronic, covering general policing, criminal law, criminal justice, criminology, forensic science, management, leadership, training and other social science resources. Membership is free to all serving police officers and staff of the UK. To access the library or to register for membership, click below.


This tool allows you to build randomised control trials online.  Once you've designed your experiment you can add users so that those participating in the RCT can submit cases and receive a randomisation result.  You can add qualification questions, and have up to five treatment groups as well as the control. 

Cambridge Journal of Evidence Based Policing

This journal furthers empirical research on Evidence-Based Policing, the systematic practice of applying research to decision-making in policing. The contents include original research and review articles in three main areas: Targeting- Identifying priorities for resources based on concentrations of crime (including time, day, season, area, persons, situations, and types of crime); Testing- Examining police practices through randomized controlled trials, systematic review, algorithmic forecasting, meta-analyses, and other methods; and Tracking- Studying police actions, in relation to measured outcomes for police objectives, to evaluate their effectiveness.

Policing: A Journal of Policing and Practice

Policing: a Journal of Policy and Practice is a leading policy and practice publication aimed at connecting law enforcement leaders, police researchers, analysts and policy makers, this peer-reviewed journal will contain critical analysis and commentary on a wide range of topics including current law enforcement policies, police reform, political and legal developments, training and education, patrol and investigative operations, accountability, comparative police practices, and human and civil rights. The journal has an international readership and author base. Access is free with the National Police Library.

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