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This journal furthers empirical research on Evidence-Based Policing, the systematic practice of applying research to decision-making in policing. The contents include original research and review articles in three main areas: Targeting- Identifying priorities for resources based on concentrations of crime (including time, day, season, area, persons, situations, and types of crime); Testing- Examining police practices through randomized controlled trials, systematic review, algorithmic forecasting, meta-analyses, and other methods; and Tracking- Studying police actions, in relation to measured outcomes for police objectives, to evaluate their effectiveness.

  • Lawrence W. Sherman
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  • Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing is now fully open access!

    We are excited to announce that Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing became a fully open access (OA) journal as of January 2023. This means that all articles that are accepted for publication will be published in OA format, under an OA license. It will  be freely available to readers worldwide, enabling the widest possible dissemination and reuse.

    Publishing is not without costs, and as a 100% Gold Open Access publication, the journal levies a 2023 APC of £1890.00/$2780.00/€2190.00 for each article accepted for publication. Authors do not typically pay the fee themselves; multiple payment options exist. Authors whose articles are accepted are guided through a process to determine whether they're eligible for APC funding, but you may also research your eligibility before submitting or while your submission is under evaluation. Start by learning about Springer Nature's Open Choice program as well as our Compact Agreements with participating countries and institutions that cover open access costs for authors.  Our Open Access Support Portal is also a helpful resource. To learn more, click the heading! 

  • In the News

    Research published in the Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing often reverberates beyond academic readerships, making waves (and headlines) in the mainstream media (as well as social media), where its data-driven insights are applied to real-world situations. Click the heading to find some of the journal's press highlights!

  • How to Publish Your OA Article

    If you are interested in publishing an open access article in Cambridge Journal of Evidence-Based Policing, learn more about Springer's Open Choice program and also Springer's Compact Agreements with participating countries and institutions that cover open access costs for authors.

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