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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM031: Evidence-Based Policing

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Ferguson, A.G. (2017). The Rise of Big Data Policing: Surveillance, Race, and the Future of Law Enforcement


Knutsson, J., and Tompson, L. (2017). Advances in Evidence-Based Policing


Lum, C., and Koper, C.S. (2017). Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice.


Sherman, L.W. (2013). The Rise of Evidence-Based Policing: Targeting, Testing, and Tracking. Crime and Justice 42(1): 377-451.


Weisburd, D., Farrington, D.P., and Gill, C. (2016). What Works in Crime Prevention and Rehabilitation: Lessons from Systematic Reviews