Developing and Maintaining Police-Researcher Partnerships to Facilitate Research Use

A Comparative Analysis

  • Jeff Rojek
  • Peter Martin
  • Geoffrey P. Alpert

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Criminology book series (BRIEFSCRIMINOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Translational Criminology book sub series (BRIEFSTRANSLAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Jeff Rojek, Peter Martin, Geoffrey P. Alpert
    Pages 1-25
  3. Jeff Rojek, Peter Martin, Geoffrey P. Alpert
    Pages 27-44
  4. Jeff Rojek, Peter Martin, Geoffrey P. Alpert
    Pages 45-60
  5. Jeff Rojek, Peter Martin, Geoffrey P. Alpert
    Pages 61-75
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 77-84

About this book


This Brief discusses methods to develop and maintain police – researcher partnerships.  First, the authors provide information that will be useful to police managers and researchers who are interested in creating and maintaining partnerships to conduct research, work together to improve policing and help others understand the linkages between the two groups.  Then, more specifically, they describe how police managers consider and utilize research in policing and criminal justice and its findings from a management perspective in both the United States and Australia.  While both countries experience similar issues of trust, acceptance, utility, and accountability between researchers and practitioners, the experiences in the countries differ.  In the United States with 17,000 agencies, the use of research findings by police agencies requires understanding, diffusion and acceptance.  In Australia with a small number of larger agencies, the problems of research-practitioner partnerships have different translational issues, including acceptance and application.  As long as police practitioners and academic researchers hold distinct and different impressions of each other, the likelihood of positive, cooperative, and sustainable agreements between them will suffer.


Criminal Justice Administration Evidence-Based Crime Policy Evidence-Based Policing Law Enforcement Policy Police Science Police Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Jeff Rojek
    • 1
  • Peter Martin
    • 2
  • Geoffrey P. Alpert
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Criminal JusticeUniversity of Texas at El PasoEl PasoUSA
  2. 2.Operations Support CommandQueensland Police ServiceBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Criminology and Criminal JusticeUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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