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3.18 Research into Practice and Practice in Research? Exploring the role and impact of CPRL in evidence based policing

Academic team: Dr Nicky Miller
Policing partners: TBC
Status: In progress

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This project has just launched. The Centre for Policing Research and Learning (CPRL) was established in 2014 at The Open University with 11 police partner organisations and now, in 2018, has over 50 academics drawn from multiple departments and 20 policing partners.

The policing profession is being encouraged to adopt an evidence-based approach, and research utilisation is a core component of this.  It is vital to demonstrate the uptake of the research evidence generated through the Centre and to more fully understand how to identify and meet the challenges of ensuring that good research is considered by policing practitioners.

Research is required to examine whether knowledge mobilisation models and theories can be practically applied to embed research evidence into police practice.

The aim of the research is to explore and understand how research evidence from the Centre is used and knowledge mobilised to improve policing practice.

Outputs

Title Outputs type Lead academic Year
Exploring the extent to which attitudes, beliefs and recepivity to research evidence influences or inhibits the use of research into practice in public sector organisations Literature review Miller, N TBC