Tag Archives: Australia

Evidence-based policing in South Africa

This article describes some examples of evidence-based policing in South Africa and cites the establishment of a National Research Division within SAPS as an indication of growing emphasis on data and analysis to guide police policies and strategies. Also being … Continue reading

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Speed camera effectiveness

This web page summarizes a recent systematic review of the impact of speed cameras, with links to the full study and advice for implementation. The review of 51 studies across 15 countries found, on average, a 52% reduction of vehicles … Continue reading

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Police agencies as learning organizations

This bulletin from the Australian Institute of Police Management assesses the status of police research in the country and the quality of collaboration between police and researchers. Findings indicate a more positive situation than what was calledĀ a “dialogue of the … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing

There is a lot of attention currently on evidence-based policing (EBP) as a means to further professionalize police practice and administration. EBP societies have been formed in the UK, Canada, Australia/New Zealand, and the US. This blog post considers whether … Continue reading

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Jakarta Centre’s future

The Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation was created by Indonesia and Australia in 2004 to strengthenĀ counter-terrorism capacity in the wake of the 2002 Bali bombing. Incorporating the centre within the Indonesian National Police is now being considered, but this … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing

The logic behind evidence-based practices, meaning practices based on the best available knowledge about effectiveness and what works, has become well accepted throughout government circles, including policing. The basic rationale is explained here, and evidence-based policing societies have been established … Continue reading

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Evidence-based policing in Western Australia

This article reports the establishment of Australia’s first Evidence-Based Policing Unit based in Perth. The purpose of the unit is fully explained and three current initiatives are described.

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