Mini Paper 3 Evidence Based Policing
Mini-Papers are single page reflections on a question or exercise. The paper is an opportunity for the student to demonstrate their comprehension of the course material and to apply it to the situation presented. The paper is also an opportunity for the student to demonstrate composition skills. Feedback will be provided for both content and composition.
Evidence Based Policing
Read Evidence Based Policing by Lawrence W. Sherman (attached here). Reflect on this article along with what we have already learned regarding proactive police leadership, the paradigms of policing (traditional, community and problem-oriented policing), and police results and performance measures (Thibault et al, 2011, pp. 79-84).
For this mini paper, present your thoughts on Sherman’s theory of evidence based policing. In no more than one page (see formatting below), address the following (do not forget to include APA citations for your answers):
Assume that you are chief of a large city police department and you want your agency to employee evidence based policing as a method to measure your agency’s effectiveness. Describe how you will introduce the concepts of evidence based policing into your department’s policing efforts to measure and increase effectiveness. Include specifics regarding policing style, management style to facilitate implementation and specific techniques that will be used.
Format: In an MS Word document, One full page, headed with the student’s name. Narrative must be double spaced, with 1 inch margins, written in #12 Times New Roman font. References from the reading materials must be cited in the narrative (page number). APA citations are REQUIRED and the reference list should appear on a separate page.