Evidence-Based Policing Resources

What is Evidence-Based Policing? Watch these free 15-minute modules (4 total) introducing evidence-based policing. Also visit the CEBCP research program on Evidence-Based Policing.

The Evidence-Based Policing Matrix provides access to evaluations of police crime control interventions. Summaries of each study as well as groupings of studies and their findings by type of target are provided.

The Matrix Demonstration Project provides ideas on how to incorporate research findings into policing.

The Evidence-Based Policing Hall of Fame. Read about others who have successfully implemented evidence-based approaches.

Handy One-Page Summaries of research studies on a wide variety of topics related to policing, crime, and criminal justice more generally. These are also provided in the “One Pagers” resource section within this app.

CrimeSolutions.gov provides summaries of evaluations on a wide variety of criminal justice practices, not just policing.

Campbell Collaboration Systematic Reviews provide reviews of rigorous research evaluations grouped by specific areas, for example, “drug enforcement”, “hot spots policing”, or “procedural justice”.

Translational Criminology Magazine provides examples of how research is being used in practice in multiple police agencies and criminal justice forums in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

American Society of Evidence-Based Policing provides membership services and educates others about evidence-based practices, advocating for their use in everyday policing and facilitating the use and dissemination of research that is useful to front-line officers, commanders, and policy makers.

In an effort to provide helpful suggestions in areas that have not yet been fully studied or evaluated, we have included ideas for responses and activities that may not yet be considered evidence-based or evidence-informed. Therefore, not all actions and strategies included within this App are evidence-based or evidence-informed.