The Forester's Dilemma: The Influence of Police Research on Police Practice

RP Young, A Sanders

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Abstract

This chapter explores theoretically and empirically the potential impact on policy of research into the police. An argument is developed for oscillating between different levels of theory, different styles of research, and different settings within which to influence policy. In particular it is argued that critical/theoretical research and policy-led evaluations may complement each other. The former can inform the latter, and the results of the latter may confirm, refute, or call for modification of the positions taken in the former.
Translated title of the contributionThe Forester's Dilemma: The Influence of Police Research on Police Practice
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Criminological Foundations of Penal Policy
EditorsLucia Zedner, Andrew Ashworth
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages333 - 375
Number of pages43
ISBN (Print)0199265097
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Other identifier: 9780199265091

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