Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

A 'mirror' and a 'motor': researching and reforming policing in an age of austerity

Innes, Martin 2010. A 'mirror' and a 'motor': researching and reforming policing in an age of austerity. Policing: A Journal of Policy and Practice 4 (2) , pp. 127-134. 10.1093/police/pap058

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

This article explores the role of academic research in police reform efforts set against an increasingly challenging public policy funding climate. It suggests that research evidence can promote change through two principal pathways. Research as a ‘mirror’ seeks to reflect back to police the complexities of the police operating environment and how policing interventions in it are conducted, to promote enhanced understanding of their role and impacts. Alternatively, research can also function as a ‘motor’ for change, where reform is the explicit motivating intention. Drawing upon the author’s experiences, some of the challenges of developing an applied science approach are discussed and some potential solutions to these challenges described.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Universities' Police Science Institute (UPSI)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1752-4512
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 09:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/25649

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item