Tag Archives: New Zealand

POP finalists in New Zealand

This press release identifies four projects chosen as finalists in the 2017 problem-oriented policing competition held by the New Zealand Police. According to the contest lead, “All these initiatives reflected what it means to be a high-performing organisation, with our … 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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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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Crime science and evidence based policing in NZ

This article reports an expanding¬†police-university partnership in New Zealand. Researchers from various technical fields will collaborate with police to study emerging crime problems through¬†Waikato University’s Institute of Crime Science, a unit of its Centre for Evidence Based Policing.

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2016 corruption perceptions index

Transparency International has released its annual report on corruption perceptions in 176 countries around the world, available here. The index incorporates multiple data sources about public sector corruption, including but not limited to police. Somalia remains in last place with … 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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POP finalists in New Zealand

The New Zealand police hold an annual competition to recognize outstanding problem-oriented policing (POP). This announcement identifies the 6 finalists for the 2016 POP Award, which will be decided May 5th.

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