A Practical Approach to Evidence-Based Policing

  • Gary Cordner Baltimore Police Department
Keywords: Evidence-based policing, data, analysis, research


Evidence-based policing remains misunderstood and under-appreciated. This article clarifies what it is, emphasizing its value in informing police practices in conjunction with experience, judgment, and craft knowledge. It also argues for a broad framework simply because policing has a broad mission. In other words, evidence-based policing is more than evidence-based crime control. Data, analysis, and the other tools of science can help police increase their effectiveness across the multiple bottom lines of policing.

How to Cite
Cordner, G. (2020). A Practical Approach to Evidence-Based Policing. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, (20), 53-71. Retrieved from http://bulletin.cepol.europa.eu/index.php/bulletin/article/view/442