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Cynthia Lum & Christopher S. Koper, Evidence-Based Policing: Translating Research into Practice

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPolice Practice and Research: An International Journal
Early online date19 Jul 2017
StateE-pub ahead of print - 19 Jul 2017
Cynthia Lum and Christopher Koper are both associate professors in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University. Lum served in the Baltimore Police Department for five years while completing her doctoral research and was subsequently principal investigator in an impressive number of grant awards – from the Department of the Navy, International Association of Chiefs of Police, and National Institute of Justice, amongst others. She is director of the university’s Centre for Evidence-Based Crime Policy (CEBCP). Koper has been researching criminology for over two decades, has worked for the Police Executive Research Forum, the RAND Corporation, and the Police Foundation, and is senior fellow at the CEBCP. He is probably best-known as the creator of the Koper Curve, a principal that guides the patrolling of crime hot spots. Together, with Cody Telep, who was a research student at George Mason, Lum and Koper developed the Evidence-Based Policing Matrix and it is the Matrix in particular rather than evidence-based policing (EBP) more generally that is the subject of this monograph.

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