Why is research important to me?
As a law enforcement leader, supervisor or officer, research can impact day-to-day policing in many ways. This section of the website will highlight areas that research informs, validates, or shapes police practices or policies.
In these documents, you will find:
An overview of several relevant, current research articles. Where possible, the sample size, methods used, analysis and major findings have been outlined. These are not comprehensive lists of resources, but a snapshot of studies.
Summary of learning points for law enforcement.
Tools and Resources:
This section will point to existing IACP programs and resources that assist agencies in addressing the implications.
Research in Practice Topics