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

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Evidence Based Policing Matrix

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

Global Policing Database

This is a web-based and searchable database designed to capture all published and unpublished experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of policing interventions conducted since 1950. 

Crime Reduction Toolkit

The College of Policing's Crime Reduction toolkit provides easy access to the crime reduction evidence base, allowing users to weigh up evidence on the impact, cost and implementation of different interventions and use this to help shape their crime reduction efforts. 

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.

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RCT Randomiser

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. 

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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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Australia and New Zealand Journal

The latest SEBP Journal from Australia and New Zealand:  Going LARGE on Procedural Justice.  Worth a read....

How to be an evidence based practitioner

Use this toolkit to help you and your colleagues be more confident about:

·         Thinking what we can all do day-to-day to “be a little more Evidence Based” 

·         Being inspired to develop an idea by asking 5 simple questions

·         Understanding how to find and fill gaps in knowledge to meet a particular challenge or opportunity

·         Knowing how to connect with the wider communities of practice for help with Evidence Based Policing and also Futures/ Horizon Scanning as well as more specialist research.

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