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The Evidence-Based Policing Matrix

Date of event: June 25, 2012

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Event Briefing

SIPR, the Scottish Government and the Campbell Collaboration User Group collaborated in the development of a knowledge exchange seminar to bring Dr Cynthia Lum to Scotland.

Dr Cynthia Lum is the Deputy Director and Associate Professor of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. A former Baltimore City police officer and detective, she researches primarily in the area of policing. Her works in this area have included evaluations of policing interventions for crime prevention effectiveness, examining place-based determinates of street-level police decision-making, and understanding counterterrorism efforts by state and local law enforcement. With Dr Christopher Koper and Cody Telep (also from George Mason University), she has developed the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix, a translation tool designed for police practitioners to better institutionalize and utilize research on “what works” in policing into their strategic and tactical portfolio.

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Cynthia Lum with meeting organiserss

(l to r) Gill Clark (Scottish Government), Cynthia Lum, Nick Fyfe (SIPR)

Cynthia Lum leads a discussion group

Cynthia Lum leads a discussion group

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