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.
  • Provides empirical research on evidence-based decision-making in policing
  • Explores data on "targeting, testing and tracking" of empirical policing strategies
  • Examines both research that can be applied to policing, and how to apply it
  • Welcomes original research and review articles

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  • Lawrence W. Sherman
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86 days
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75,263 (2021)

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  • August Vollmer Award (2020)

    We are pleased to announce that the American Society of Criminology has bestowed the 2020 August Vollmer Award to Professor Lawrence W. Sherman. 

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